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Batman Forever: Novelization by Peter David is the novelization of the 1995 movie Batman Forever by Peter David.

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  • This is one of two novelizations of the movie Batman Forever, the other being Batman Forever: Novelization by Alan Grant.
  • The novel expands on numerous characters, backstories and scenes from the movie version. It also includes deleted scenes like Two-Face's escape from Arkham Asylum that was originally intended as the film's opening scene before it was cut.
  • Harvey Bullock and Lucius Fox appear in David's novelization, but are absent from the film. References to LexCorp, Poison Ivy and Amadeus Arkham are also exclusive to the book.
    • In the novelization, Poison Ivy is mentioned as a supervillain already active in Gotham City. However, in the actual film series, Pamela Isley does not turn into Poison Ivy until the events of the 1997 movie Batman and Robin.
  • Dick Grayson's brother is called "Chris Grayson" in the novel, even though he was named "Mitch Grayson" in the film.
  • Like in the comics, Sal Maroni is called "Boss Maroni" in the book instead of "Boss Moroni " in the actual movie.
  • The novelization includes several references to the previous movies, Batman and Batman Returns. This includes mentions of Catwoman and the Penguin, as well as a flashback in which Jack Napier says his catchphrase "Tell me, kid... have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" after killing Thomas and Martha Wayne in front of their young son Bruce.
  • A shortened version of Peter David's Batman Forever novelization was also released as an audiobook, read by Rene Auberjonois who portrayed Arkham Asylum's chief psychiatrist Dr. Burton in the movie.

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