Before the Dark Knight trilogy, Batman was brought in front of the audience in the late 80s and the 90s by Tim Burton. However, he took part as the director till the second film in the trilogy after which Joel Schumacher took over the Batman Forever (1995) as the film took a different turn to make it more mainstream despite good box-office earnings.

This resulted in not only a change in the director but Michael Keaton also exited his role and in his place Val Kilmer got cast as Batman/ Bruce Wayne. After two decades since the third installment came out, it came to light that there was an unreleased extended version of the film which included an alternate intro than the one that made it into the final cut. And recently another well-known director Kevin Smith shared that he had a copy of the extended version.

Kevin Smith Reveals He Has Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever Extended Cut Copy

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Back in 2020, it was revealed that the 1995 Batman Forever directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton had an extended version that contained unreleased footage that did not make it into the final cut. Reportedly, the extended version has a whole other introduction which is said to be a bit delayed than the one that was released in the theatres.

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Recently, director Kevin Smith Is known for working on superhero shows such as CW’s The Flash and Supergirl revealed that he has a copy of the Batman Forever Schumacher cut. While appearing as a guest on the Fat Man Beyond podcast, he opened up about it but did not go into much detail except about the alternate delayed intro.

Batman Forever
Batman Forever

But fortunately for fans, Smith is ready to dive into the 1995 Batman threequel starring Val Kilmer in one of the upcoming episodes of the podcast.

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More on Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever

Batman Forever
Batman Forever

When the decision to bring DC hero Batman also known as the Caped Crusader into the screen, Tim Burton took on the directing job and though the character to life onscreen back in 1990 with Batman starring Michael Keaton as Gotham City’s Masked Vigilante.

However, after the sequel Batman Returns (1992), there came a decision to change the course of the movie for the third installment to make it more fitting for the mainstream. Keaton dropped out of his role due to this reason while Burton stayed on as producer only.

Joel Schumacher took on the project and Val Kilmer was cast as Batman in Batman Forever (1995). The film had a budget of 100 million dollars and it ended up with 300 million dollars at the box office.

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