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Batman ’89

As a new Batman film hits theaters, we’re revisiting earlier interpretations of the Caped Crusader. In our series, we’re examining each movie comprehensively, discussing how these versions tackle the ethical issues at the heart of Batman’s character and contemplating whether each portrayal truly embodies “my Batman.”

In this inaugural episode, Paul Hoppe and I dive into Tim Burton and Michael Keaton’s first venture into Gotham with Batman ’89. Join us as we explore the dark and stylistic world Burton created and debate the moral complexities of Keaton’s Batman.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.