Batman 1989’s Preview Video

The creation of 1989’s Batman wasn’t as easy as you’d think it was. In an interview with fansite 1989Batman.com, the above short’s director Andrew Gillman states that Warner Bros. found itself in a “difficult situation” after taking on the new Batman film.

Warner Brothers had found themselves in a very difficult situation at the time. The marketing director at Warner told me that Adam West had been going to various media outlets stating that he should be Batman, that his Batman was the only true Batman, and that this dark thing that Warner was doing had nothing to do with Batman at all. This caused a problem for Warner Brothers because it created doubts in the minds of the film distributors and merchandisers around the world.

Warner Bros. had to pitch the movie, and the result is what you see. A nice piece of Batman film history to celebrate this film which debuted 25 years ago today.