10 Things You Didn't Know About Batman
#6 Batcave Destroyed!
‘Batman’ lasted 3 seasons before ABC decided to cancel it. They did keep the iconic set in place, hoping for offers from other networks. After a few weeks, they finally ordered Batman’s “Bat Cave” and other sets be demolished for a new show. Soon NBC submitted an offer to take over and do another season, but the sets had already been destroyed and the Bat Cave alone would cost $800,000 to rebuild, so NBC rescinded the offer.
#5 Tim Burton's Batman Almost Featured Robin
1989′s ‘Batman’ was a massive blockbuster that took years to draft a script Warner Bros. would accept. One version (by screenwriter Sam Hamm) included Robin, a role Burton offered to the then-19-year-old Kiefer Sutherland. Subsequent drafts reduced Robin’s role to a cameo in the form of his alter-ego Dick Grayson before Burton cut the character completely out of the movie. (One deleted sequence, which features Batman and Robin in a chase scene set at a circus, can be viewed in storyboard format on the ‘Batman’ DVD.)