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Batman Returns Novelization: Different From The Movie?!

Updated: Jan 14



We dive into the Batman Returns novelization and how it's different from the movie, including all the character information that author Craig Shaw Gardner added to it.


Chapters:

0:13 Episode Introduction


2:12 Birth of the Penguin


3:55 The Batman Store & Character Details on Alfred, Chip, The Mayor, & Bruce


16:27 Attack of the Red Triangle Circus Gang- Selina's Athleticism & Alfred's Cut Scene


18:41 Selina's Past and Max's History with the Stocking


20:28 The Cobblepots & Bruce's Batmobile Recording


22:31 Selina's "Death" and Max Shreck's Power Plant


24:42 Bruce Asks for Selina's Name, Max & Penguin, & The Red Triangle Circus Crime Spree


29:10 Max Reacts to His Store Blowing Up & The Batmobile Blueprints


31:13 Break


Carl Ciarfalio (The Thing in the 1994 Roger Corman Fantastic Four) GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/stuntman-carl-ciarfalio-medical-fundraiser


Check out Ben's comic Alter Ego: http://www.benwanwriter.com/alter-ego-preview/ 


Ben Wan's "Shortcut to Happily Ever After" available on the Metaphorosis website here: https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2023/shortcut-to-happily-ever-after-ben-wan/ 


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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btGT88zSMtk 


Batman 89 Shadows Part 1: An audio drama adapted and narrated by Ben Wan, produced by Neuverse Creative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcJsp-sfjE4 





Batman Forever: Night of the Reaper, adapted by Ben Wan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FkqNxAQjJc 


Batman 89: A Vow on the Grave, adapted by Ben Wan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDaGdp8K3VM 


The Dark Knight: Fears, adapted by Ben Wan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwBb9_DkCvc 


Batman: Year One (Wachowskis treatment), adapted by Tim Maxwell and Ben wan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v62Reyi3sdY 


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36:58 The Ice Princess Murder, Catwoman's Misteltoe, and Penguin's Ring


39:08 Cut Moments From Penguin Driving the Batmobile & Bruce's Convo with Alfred on Selina


49:25 The Max-Querade Ball Sequence


52:59 The Red Triangle Circus Abducts Children


58:07 The Original Reason Why Batman Unmasks & Batman's Final Confrontation with Penguin


58:46 The Mayor-Gordon Scene & The Ending


1:02:32 Closing: LA Comic Con Talk, Fan Comments, & Shoutouts

You can check out the recording of the Geekscape panel, featuring Ben, here:


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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