For years, The Dark Knight was hailed as the greatest superhero film ever. On IMDb, it has has been ranked as one of the top four greatest films of ANY GENRE for 12 years straight. The Dark Knight trilogy set a new standard for the superhero movies, causing every comic film to up their game.
Because The Dark Knight was so influential, we forget how incredible and influential the first film in the series was. In a way, Batman Begins is a bigger accomplishment since it made people care about Batman for the first time in years. Without Batman Begins, there is no movie titled The Dark Knight.
Not only is Batman Begins a brilliant film, there are a lot of fascinating things that occurred behind the scenes before, during, and after it was made. Do you know which terrorist Ra's Al Ghul is based on? Do you know who nearly directed the film? Do you know what the studio would have done if the movie tanked?
All these questions will be answered and more, proving there is far more to Batman Begins than you could have ever imagined.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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