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Batman Returns is a 1992 action film and is the sequel to Batman. It was directed by Tim Burton, and starred Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Walken. In this film, Batman faces The Penguin, who exposes Batman in a different light with the help of the crooked Max Shreck. Meanwhile, Max's secretary is thrown off a building and becomes the hero/villain Catwoman.

Considered for rolesEdit

Selina Kyle/Catwoman, played by Michelle Pfeiffer

  • Anette Bening: Bening was cast in the role, but had to quit when she became pregnant.
  • Cher: Bob Kane said in the second season opener of the show Prisoners of Gravity that she was a strong contender to play the role.
  • Geena Davis: Turned down the role.
  • Susan Sarandon: She wanted the part, but opted to take a leading role in Lorenzo's Oil. Ironically, that role was vacated by Michelle Pfeiffer.
  • Brooke Shields: Turned down the role.
  • Sean Young: She very much wanted the role, as she had to drop out of the first film when she boke her collarbone. During pre-production, she arrived at the studio in a homemade Catwoman suit to confront the makers of the movie. She even used other people to scout the studio grounds to track down the producers. Burton hid under his desk so he could avoid her[1].
Considered:
  • Madonna
  • Lena Olin

Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, played by Danny DeVito

Considered:
  • Marlon Brando
  • John Candy
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Bob Hoskins
  • Christopher Lloyd

The Penguin's Father, played by Paul Reubens

  • Burgess Meredith: The actor, who had played the original TV series' Penguin, was offered the role, but illness prevented him from doing it.

Robin (cancelled)

  • Michael J. Fox: Bob Kane said in the second season opener of Prisoners of Gravity that he was a strong contender to play the role.
  • Marlon Wayans: He was in a contract to play the role in this film and Batman Forever, but after the re-writes and hiring of Joel Schumachur as director. Chris O'Donnell replaced him. Wayans still got paid, though.

ReferencesEdit

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