We continue to enrage Chad as we pick apart another of his childhood favorites, Batman Returns. It's a good thing he never listens to his own podcast.
Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer
Directed by Tim Burton
Written by Wesley Strick, Daniel Waters, Sam Hamm
Michael Keaton, 1951
Danny DeVito, 1944
Michelle Pfeiffer, 1958
Eartha Kitt, 1927
Anne Hathaway, 1982
Halle Berry, 1966
Adam West, 1928
Ben Affleck, 1972
Christian Bale, 1974
Val Kilmer, 1959
George Clooney, 1961
Sean Young showed up to the production office in a homemade Catwoman outfit and asked for an audition. Annett Bening was cast before Pfeiffer, but she was pregnant.
David Bowie was considered to play Max Schreck. Instead he played a part in Town Peaks.
Other people considered for Penguin were the following: John Candy, Bob Hoskins, Dean Martin, Christopher Lloyd, Dustin Hoffman, Marlon Brando.
Michael says has never seen the movie. He only took the movie to pay for a real-estate deal. He was paid 10million for his role.
Originally the writers had Penguin and Catwoman looking for treasure. But they scrapped that for the current script, which was also in the original series.
Burton only agreed to do Batman Returns if he could take creative control. He had the original script rewritten.
Animal rights people were upset that penguins had rockets strapped to their backs. But according to the producers, they penguins had their own refrigerated trailer, half a ton of ice every day and their own swimming pool with an endless supply of fresh fish.
DeVito spent 2 hours each day getting his makeup on.
Pfeiffer did not like her costume. The facemask choked her and her claws were always catching things. In order to get her in there, they had to use powder and vacuum seal it. She had to add an extra “touch” to the suit…the ability for her to use the bathroom.
Burton didn’t want to cast Christopher Walken at first because, “that man scares the hell out of me.”
The last shot used a Pfeiffer body double because they decided they wanted Catwoman to live. The final scene cost 250k to make.
Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman
Superman II, 1981
Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder
Man of Steel, 2013
Henry Carvill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2016
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
The Punisher, 2004
Thomas Jan, John Travolta, James Carpinello
Pacific Heights, 1990
Jack the Bear, 1993
War of the Roses, 1989
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975