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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.


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

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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

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