This can't be a combination of all the pre-nolan movies. the burton version of batman: harvey was african american while Joel's version was causian. notably there are easter eggs in Joel's connecting to previous movies. but joelverse is perhaps more closely connected to Adam west version of Batman( but i would rather think of Joelverse was a separate continuty that was destoryed during crisis or by Prime).

That's been an object of conflict for us for awhile, trying to come up with a concrete answer to that question. We had a discussion about it on the forums here awhile back, feel free to bring it back up.
- Billy Arrowsmith (Talk), 22:55, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I disagree with the first statement about this. The Schumacher films are sequels to the Burton films, and there are references. Bruce mentioning his parents being killed by a maniac for one. Jack Napier was shown to be a psychopath in the flashback in the original Batman. And Joe Chill isn't a psycho so it isn't him. People who say the murder scene was different in Batman Forever ignore the fact that that was supposed to be a nightmarish looking view of the murder then how it actually looked. Chase mentions wearing black flynel and having a whip. A clear reference to Catwoman. In Batman and Robin Batman mentioned having bad luck with woman. He's kept none of his girlfriends. And about Dent's race change that is re-casting. It's Hollywood. He got plastic surgery for all we know. Also when Schummacher was making the fifth movie he planned on bringing back Jack Nicholson as a hallucination of the Joker created by Scarecrow's fear toxin, reprising his role from the first movie. There are connections between the movies, that is that. Keaton, Kilmer, and Clooney all played the same character. It should be on one article.JMan2.0 02:25, 23 April 2009 (UTC)


Watching Batman and Batman Returns, I've noticed Michael Keaton's Batman indiscriminately killing several of his foes. This includes strapping a bomb to one and throwing him down a hole while walking away with a smirk. Should this Batman's apparent lack of his "no killing" rule be mentioned in the article, as it so drastically departs from basically every other interpretation of the character? - Aisynia 13:01, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

Unless you count very early interpretations of Batman in the comic books, where he actually used a gun. (VicGeorge2K9 16:40, April 13, 2011 (UTC))

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