Saturday is Batman Day, and to celebrate, for one day only September 16th, The Dark Knight Trilogy is making a return to select theaters. Check your local listings to find Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), back on the big screen.
Christian Bale’s version of the Caped Crusader is considered by fans to be some of the best of the genre.
Here’s some fun facts you may not know about production:
Throughout the course of the Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway’s ‘Catwoman’ is never actually called ‘Catwoman’. The Millburn native’s character was only typically referred to as her character Selina Kyle.
Director Christopher Nolan said that Heath Ledger was the only actor on his list to play Joker, who famously locked himself away in a hotel room for weeks, coming up with different voices and mannerisms for the character. He posthumously won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role.
Tom Hardy, who played Bane, had to wear three-inch lifts to look taller and more imposing than Christian Bale and had to seriously bulk up for the role.
Because the production was so secretive, early work on Batman Begins was actually written in Christopher Nolan’s Garage. He also had said that he never planned on making three movies, but fans are certainly glad he did.
At participating comic book shops while supplies last on Batman Day, fans can choose from a great selection of Batman titles celebrating Gotham’s Caped Crusader. If you can’t head to the comic store or to a theater, Max, Discovery Networks, and YouTube Kids will be featuring classic and new, original Batman programming throughout September.