There is no doubt that every movie lover out there is anxiously waiting the release of 2016's Batman V Superman, mostly because the movie headlines two of the most popular superheroes in comic book history. The trailers that the producers have released so far are just whetting our appetites for the film, and the idea that Batman will face off against Superman is just too attractive to miss.
These two superheroes have been in the public eye for over 75 years, meaning that if they were actual human beings they should each be close to a hundred years old by now. Whenever we are tempted to think that we know everything there is to know about our favorite superheroes, the producers come up with a new movie that blows us away.
Batman is extremely popular among all superhero lovers because unlike most other heroes, he is a human being with no superpowers, yet he is able to fight and bring down even the most powerful beings in the DC universe. Batman is a symbol of hope, he is a perfect example of an individual becoming the best that he or she can be and standing up for what is right, and he has embraced an extremely high level of discipline, a quality that makes him outstanding.
Below are a few facts about Batman that are not necessarily in the public domain, facts that will shed light on this character and make us love him, his movies, and is comic books even more. Which of the following are you familiar with and which of these are you reading for the first time?
20 Batman Was a Military Term
19 Batman is an Actual Town in Turkey
18 Gotham is an Actual Place Found in Nottingham
17 A Version of The Beatles Exists in the Batman Universe
16 Bruce Wayne is a Name Combining Two Important Historical Figures
15 Batman Married Catwoman and They Have a Daughter
14 Bruce Wayne's Mother Became the Joker
13 Bruce Wayne Became Batman at Age 25
12 The Designs for Batman’s Wings Were Based on Da Vinci’s Sketches
11 Batman’s Costume Wasn’t Always So Dark
10 Batman Used To Use Guns
9 Were Batman and Robin Gay?
8 Batman Once Merged With Wolverine to Become the Dark Claw
7 Batman Single-Handedly Kicked Darkseid’s Ass
6 Kiefer Sutherland Was Almost Robin
5 Charlie Sheen Was Considered For the Role of Batman
4 Luke Skywalker Played the Joker
3 Ben Affleck Has Been Batman and Superman
2 Heath Ledger Wanted to be Batman
1 Batman Fans Killed Robin
Have you noticed that the last few Batman movies do not have Robin in them? Well, his missing in action for a while now is because Batman's fans killed him. It is odd to say that actual people to killed a comic book character, but that is exactly what happened in the case of Robin. DC comics gave its readers the opportunity to decide the fate of Robin, and 5,343 out of the slightly more than 10,000 people who cast their votes through calling the special hotline number provided, voted for Robin's death. A small margin separated those who wanted Robin to survive and those who wanted him to die, but a fateful end to his story won the day.
Sources: huffingtonpost.com, bbc.com, dc.wikia.com, telegraph.co.uk, screenrant.com
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