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Never Before Seen Batman Returns Concept Art/Photos with Tom Duffield (Supervising Art Director)

Batman Returns Supervising Art Director Tom Duffield takes us through a tour through Gotham City, revealing never before seen concept art and behind-the-scenes photos from his collection! A must-see for Returns fans!

Big thanks to Cody Chavez at Nostalgic Nebula for putting us in contact with Tom!


0:00 Tom Duffield Introduction

1:40 Episode Introduction- How Tom Duffield Almost Joined Batman 1989

2:33 Tom Duffield's Batman Returns BTS Binder- Never-Before-Seen Concept Art Exclusive BTS Photos!

After the episode, Tom confirmed that the reflectors on Wayne Manor are, indeed, mirrors to transmit the Bat Signal to Bruce in the living room, not actual Bat Signals like most have interpreted.

35:54 The McDonald's and Choice Hotels Tie-In Commercials

Here are the tie-in commercials that we covered as well:

40:15 Break: Social Media & GoFundMe Promotion

Valerie Perrine (Miss Tessmacher in Superman: The Movie and Superman II)'s GoFundMe:

American Parkinson Disease Association:

Check out our link for Barkbox here.

48:28 Return From Break: Duffield's Badge and the Batman Returns Code Name

49:39 Exclusive Movie Stills & Set Photos

Here are a few of the exclusive shots that Tom scanned for us after the recording:

The Batman Returns Batcave, with a look from behind the Batcomputer monitors:

Selina's Apartment:

Max Shreck's Conference Room, with the bat-like chairs:

Penguin's Lair. Tom shared that the lair set itself cost $1.2 million, which, in today's money, would be closer to $3 million:

The shot of Penguin vs. Batman:

1:09:55 Working with Tim Burton


@Tim_Partridge_ on Twitter has identified the set that Tom Duffield described with the walkway dock:

1:14:17 Thoughts on Other Gothams, Including The Batman (2022)

1:20:16 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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