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No superhero is more beloved or popular than Batman. Ever since his debut in Detective Comics in 1939, The Caped Crusader (created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger) has captured the imagination of children and adults everywhere.

December 31, 2023

No superhero is more beloved or popular than Batman. Ever since his debut in Detective Comics in 1939, The Caped Crusader (created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger) has captured the imagination of children and adults everywhere.

Batman quickly made the jump to moving pictures, first appearing in a serial adventure in 1943 portrayed by actor Lewis Wilson. For the next 80 years, Batman would be a constant presence on screen, either on television in the popular 1960s live-action series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, or the 1990s animated series voiced by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, or in movie theatres around the world.

When Batman was reimagined for the silver screen in 1989 by director Tim Burton and actor Michael Keaton, no one could have predicted the impact that the Dark Knight would have on generations of moviegoers and filmmakers to come. After smashing box office records, Burton and Keaton would reunite for a sequel three years later before handing the director reigns over to Joel Schumacher, who would make two Batman films of his own with Val Kilmer, and then George Clooney under the iconic cowl.

Christopher Nolan took over with his own grounded version of Batman in 2005, with acclaimed actor Christian Bale donning the crimefighter’s suit.

After three films, director Zack Snyder got his chance to reimagine the character in an epic showdown with the Man of Steel in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Warner Brothers, 2016) before having the two titans team up with other heroes in Justice League (Warner Brothers, 2017).

In 2022, Celebrated Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves took audiences on a spin through his vision of Gotham City with Robert Pattinson as a young Batman, set during his early crimefighting days.

With so many on screen depictions, many elements of the Batman world have been reimagined time and time again, thus creating so many different interpretations of characters, gadgets, vehicles, and more. Julien’s Auctions is proud to offer several items from various Batman films in their upcoming Hollywood sale Robots, Wizards, Heroes, & Aliens on December 14 and 15. Some highlight items include a Batsuit from Batman Returns (Warner Brothers, 1992) featuring original costume elements such as the cowl and chest plate; an original bat symbol chest insignia from Batman (Warner Brothers, 1989); an original Freeze Gun stunt prop and Mr. Freeze costume as worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman & Robin (Warner Brothers, 1997), and the Kryptonite Spear prop as wielded by Ben Affleck as Batman in his fight against Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

But that’s not all! This auction also includes Batarang props from Batman Forever (Warner Brothers, 1995) and Batman Begins (Warner Brothers, 2005), Grapple Gun props from Batman Begins and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batmobile sketches and pre-production papers from Batman Returns, and signed posters by Michael Keaton for Batman Returns and Adam West and Burt Ward for the feature film version of their television show Batman: The Movie (20th Century Fox, 1966).

Register to bid now at JuliensLive.com to get these incredible items and more for your own personal Batcave!

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