Since his first appearance in 1939's Detective Comics #27, Batman has been an enduring figure in all forms of media, only occasionally stepping out of the pop culture zeitgeist. This summer, director Christopher Nolan finished his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises, which successfully re-established a Batman movie franchise after 1997's Batman & Robin had shut it down. While The Dark Knight Rises won't arrive on DVD and Blu-ray until next month, the animated Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 arrived on home video last week. Still, there's always an opportunity to catch up with the Caped Crusader in the seemingly endless stream of fan-made movies.
While not bankrolled by any studio, "fan films" are not made for profit but for the love of the characters. The results are popular, with a rapt audience often financially supporting their favorite fan-made projects online. While it would be impossible to reveal them all, we've compiled the latest in Batman fan movies for your convenience, which, as one might expect, span from impressively produced to laughably awful. Check out the latest fan-made Batman movies >> Posted 11.12.12 by Ryan
Keep your Batman fix going.
Batman fans were both (mostly) elated and dejected with The Dark Knight Rises, which added a new chapter to director Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, but also ended the franchise as a trilogy. Stepping in to fill the void is Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, which was released on DVD and Blu-Ray last month.
Based on the seminal comic book arc by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), The Dark Knight Returns is set in dystopian future Gotham, where Batman (voiced by Robocop's Peter Weller) has retired after the death of his second Robin, Jason Todd. With crime ruling the streets, Batman returns to face Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face (voiced by Wade Andrew Williams, who plays the warden of Blackgate prison in The Dark Knight Rises), armed with a new Robin, thirteen-year-old Carrie Kelley (voiced by Modern Family's Ariel Winter). The Dark Knight Returns has been a property that plenty of directors have wanted to turn into movies (300 director Zack Snyder admitted in 2009 that he approached Warner Bros. about the possibility), but, considering the dark subject matter, this animated adaptation may be as close as fans will ever get. The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 won't be out until next year, but a new trailer has already arrived, revealing Michael Emerson (Lost) as the Joker and Batman's inevitable showdown with Superman (Mark Valley), who doesn't approve of Batman's methods.the latest trailers return
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