10 Cool Facts You Should Know About Batman

#6. Heath Ledger initially intended to play Batman

Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger met Christopher Nolan as a candidate for playing Bruce Wayne but turns out luck had other plans for him and he ended up getting the part of the Joker in The Dark Knight even before the script was finished.

#7. Once merged with Wolverine

There was a crossover between Marvel and DC in which Batman merged with Wolverine creating a character known as Logan Wayne or Dark Claw. He had Wolverine’s classic yellow costume, adamantium claws and Batman’s trademark cape.

#8. Andy Warhol directed the first Batman movie

Titled Batman Dracula, the first Batman movie was directed by Andy Warhol in 1964. it was made with the consent of the DC comics and today, not many copies of the film exist.

#9. He used to own guns

Batman despises guns and one of the reasons is that his parents were shot in a dark alley. But for some time, he armed himself with a six-gun during his patrols. Later on, the creator dropped the idea as Batman carrying a gun just didn’t feel right!

#10. Gotham City

the writer Bill Finger saw the name Gotham jewelers in a phone book and came up with the name. But in recent times, it has been revealed that Gotham is actually in Nottingham. It is said to have inspired author Washington Irving to coin the term “Gothamers” for New Yorkers.

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