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Secret Origin of Michael Keaton's Batman with The Oath's Johnny K

We dive into the little-known details in the backstory of Michael Keaton's Batman before interviewing filmmaker Johnny K on his Batman 89 prequel, The Oath: A Batman Fan Film. Together, we discuss the Easter Eggs and Johnny's sheer level of detail in recreating the world that Tim Burton and his crew presented decades ago.


0:00 Johnny K Introduction

Check out The Oath: A Batman Fan Film here:

0:18 Episode Introduction

2:15 Johnny K on Watching Batman 1989 in Theaters

7:42 Ben's Timeline of Keaton-Batman's Backstory

We dove into the origins of the Footlight Frenzy show in our episode Deeper Dive into the Wayne Murders

We also interviewed Sam Hamm here:

We also discussed the Batman 89 novelization in this episode:

22:05 The Origins of The Oath: A Batman Fan Film

We discussed the Batman 89 concept art and featured the GCPD uniform that Johnny shared here:

32:18 Break

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38:59 Spoiler Section: How The Oath Evolved

47:17 Carl Newman's Involvement

You can check out our interview with Carl here:

57:17 The Gotham City Opening

1:04:01 The Easter Eggs of The Oath

1:18:17 What Didn't Make It Into The Oath

We went over the deleted scene with the "ragamuffin girl" in this episode here:

1:28:34 What's Next For Johnny K- The Oath Sequels?

1:31:41 Closing: Fan Comments

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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