True or False Trivia: Batman


One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?

Batman (1989)

1) Robin Williams was offered the role of The Joker when Jack Nicholson hesitated. He had even accepted the role, when producers approached Nicholson again and told him Williams would take the part if he didn’t. Nicholson took the role and Williams was released. Williams resented being used as bait, and refused not only to play The Riddler in Batman Forever but to be involved in any Warner Bros. productions until the studio apologized.


2) To help Michael Keaton fully get inside the mind of Bruce Wayne, director Tim Burton gave Keaton and Keaton’s parents tickets to a musical, then had them all ushered out to a dark alleyway, where Burton shot and killed them both right in front of Keaton. Having never even heard of Batman before, Keaton devoured both bodies raw, as he mistakenly believed bats did to their dead. He then took flight off of the roof of a skyscraper, somehow soaring nearly 90 miles before landing at a small church, where he hung upside down and pooped on the parishioners for 3 weeks before filming began. 


*true trivia courtesy of

18 thoughts on “True or False Trivia: Batman

  1. I’m going to say #2 is true. I have heard Michael Keaton never breaks character from the moment he is cast for a role until the final day of shooting – and sometimes he still doesn’t break character; Keaton stayed in full Batman character from the time he was cast in the first one until 3 months after “Batman Returns” hit theaters. Robin Williams as The Joker? Don’t write such proposterous stuff on your site!


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