Friday, April 9, 2021

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Batman and Robin Cold Cast Statue from Applause

This week we're looking at the Batman and Robin Cold Cast Statue from Applause, a neat little resin diorama of the dynamic duo looking out over Gotham from atop a gargoyle. Apparently they made only 5000 of these.

I think this is loosely based on the deleted ending but with a few changes. Robin is crouching rather than standing alongside Batman and the gargoyle is a bizarre ram's head rather than bat shaped. 

Aside from a few quality control issues, this is probably the best thing Applause did after the 12 inch statues and highly recommended if you can find it.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Concept Art: More Locations

Here's a few more concept art paintings of the locations featured in the film. Absolutely gorgeous. It's amazing to see how closely they were followed in the film.

For the previous post of location concept art click here.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Batman Forever Merchandise Review - Soft Toy Robin Plush from Hasbro

This week we're taking a look at the Robin plush made by Hasbro. It's a weird sort of soft cuddly toy for little kids but has a rock hard plastic head. It's a pretty non-essential purchase - don't bust a gut trying to track it down. Click here to see the accompanying Batman Plush figure.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Miscellaneous content: Scanned Batman Forever script by Akiva Goldsman

A user on twitter Mindd Kidzag has scanned a copy of the Batman Forever script. Unlike the two scripts that have been available previously which dated from late 1993 and early 1994 this is new one is specifically dated 13th October 1994. 

Interestingly the part where Dick steals the Batmobile and confronts the Neon Gang has handwritten dates at the top 13th February 1995(!) - suggesting this scene was rewritten towards the end of shooting.

This is really exciting because it tallies with the shooting period of 24th September 1994 to 2nd March 1995 and gives us the closest view as to what exactly was filmed. With the Snyder Cut of Justice League having just been released a lot of Batman fans are turning their attention to the Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever. In my view, this script is the best record of what that Schumacher Cut is/would be.

I'm going to be doing an in-depth video analysis of it soon but in the meantime, have a read by clicking here.