For the film, see: Batman (1989 film)
Batman '89 is an upcoming limited series created by Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones. The series serves as a continuation of Tim Burton's films Batman and Batman Returns, ignoring the events of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. The series will feature both Michael Keaton's Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, a new Two-Face based on Billy Dee Williams, and Robin.
Continuing the twisted adventures of DC’s Dark Knight from Tim Burton's seminal classic Batman movies, Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. The gothic mentality behind the world, while still rooted in a sense of realism, helped inform many of DC’s global fans’ first impressions on the Dark Knight's Gotham. In the new Batman ’89 comic, Hamm and Quinones will help usher in the return of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and will debut a new Robin! Plus, Quinones has a vision for Harvey Dent/Two-Face that is as close to movie magic as a comic can get!
Batman '89 Issues
- Joe Quinones originally pitched the concept of the series with writer Kate Leth in 2015. Partially inspired by the Batman '66 comic series, it would have also featured reimaginations of Batgirl and Poison Ivy (both of whom featured in the film series), and introduced a new version of Harley Quinn. However, it was rejected by DC for unspecified reasons. After the AT&T buyout and Michael Keaton's return in Andy Muschietti's Flash movie, placing emphasis on his version of Batman is now seen as valuable.
- The series will intentionally distance later installments of the Batman Film Anthology from the "Burtonverse", leading them to be considered their own separate universe/timeline.