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Batman Returns Comic Adaptation Vs Movie

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

As part of Geekscape's Holiday Stream, we compare the Batman Returns comic adaptation to the film and the deleted material that's featured in it!


0:13 Episode Introduction

This episode was part of the 4th Annual Geekscape Holiday Livestream-tacular to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can still donate to it here:

You can check out our coverage of the Batman 89 comic adaptation here:

3:34 The Deleted Chip-Selina Moment

4:02 Selina & the Terrifying Clown's Cut Dialogue

You can check out actor Branscombe Richmond's rendition of this deleted dialogue and reprisal of his role as the Terrifying Clown:

5:59 Chip Shreck's Deleted Involvement in Selina's "Death"

7:26 "I Am Catwoman" & The Return of Nick The Mugger?

8:54 Deleted Penguin & Catwoman Scenes

10:00 Shirtless Keaton & The Batmobile Battering Ram Again

12:13 The Batman Returns-The Batman Glider Connection

We covered the script for The Batman here:

15:14 Deleted Alfred-Bruce Dialogue + Deleted Batmobile Moment

16:55 Break

Check out Ben's comic Alter Ego:

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Ben Wan's "Shortcut to Happily Ever After" available on the Metaphorosis website here:

Check out our friends at Neuverse Creative, who will be producing Ben's adaptations of Batman 3, based on the early drafts of Batman Forever, and The Batman: Year One, based on the Darren Aronofsky and Frank Miller script:

Batman 89: Case of the Chemical Syndicate, adapted by Ben Wan:

Batman 89 Shadows Part 1: An audio drama adapted and narrated by Ben Wan, produced by Neuverse Creative:

Batman Forever: Night of the Reaper, adapted by Ben Wan

Batman 89: A Vow on the Grave, adapted by Ben Wan:

The Dark Knight: Fears, adapted by Ben Wan:

Batman: Year One (Wachowskis treatment), adapted by Tim Maxwell and Ben wan:

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24:10 Return from Break: The Cut Max Shreck Speech & Deleted Max-querade Ball Moments

You can hear Zack do the Max Shreck line at the end of this video here:

28:08 The Kidnapping of the Children & The Original Death of the Fat Clown

32:37 Daniel Waters' Favorite Deleted Scene

Daniel Waters told us about this scene in our interview with him here:

33:37 Catwoman's Death & The Deleted Mayor-Gordon Ending

35:59 Closing: Fan Comments & Shoutouts

Big thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for providing the visuals for this YouTube experience, as well as the usual QC and chapter time codes.

Thumbnail by Dan as well

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