10 Things You Didn't Know About Batman
#4 Sean Young Desperately Failed To Be In The ‘BATMAN’ Movies... TWICE!
Sean Young was originally cast as Vicki Vale, the reporter who becomes Bruce Wayne’s love interest. However, she broke her arm while practicing for an action sequence that ended up being deleted from the finished film. Because of the scale of the production, Young had to be replaced by Kim Basinger. When the sequel, ‘Batman Returns,’ was announced, the loopy actress showed up to Burton’s production office without any prior warning in a homemade Catwoman costume to lobby for an audition. Instead, she was immediately escorted off the lot. Undeterred, Young appeared on talk shows like ’The Joan Rivers Show’ in the outfit in an effort to win the part, but Michelle Pfeiffer ultimately scored the role.
#3 A Gay Batman and Robin
In the 1950s, psychologist Fredric Wertham led a massive crusade to regulate and outright ban horror, crime and adventure comic books by publishing ‘Seduction of the Innocent,’ a scathing “scientific” review of these titles and the effect they had on juvenile delinquency and indecency. Wertham claimed that the Dynamic Duo were secretly homosexuals because of the therapy work he did in his New York clinic with “sexually maladjusted individuals” who often read ‘Batman’ comics and expressed sexual and romantic feelings towards The Caped Crusader. He was led to believe that Batman and Robin’s relationship exhibited some kind of “adolescent-with-adult or Ganymede/Zeus type of love relationship.”