Lee Batchler is an American screenwriter and producer. Batchler wrote the script of the third Batman movie, along with his wife Janet Scott Batchler. He met producer Tim Burton and together they agreed that the screenplay should have focus on the duality of Batman. The Batchlers were hired by Burton and new director Joel Schumacher and their original script introduced a psychotic Edward Nygma accompanied by a pet rat. Batchler wrote the character with Robin Williams in mind, who read the script and loved it, but without reaching a deal with the studio.
The final script was revised by Akiva Goldsman, but much of the story elements and dialogue of the Batchlers remained in the finished film.