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WATCH: Mark Hamill shares deleted scene of Robin in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie

July 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, two things, firstly, yes, I know this footage has been around for a while and, secondly, I don’t care… I’ve always been fascinated by how Robin was originally set to appear in the 1989 Batman movie.

So, the clip has been shared in the last few days by star Mark Hamill and it a storyboard from the movie’s original script and has Joker – voiced by Hamill – and Batman – voiced by Kevin Conroy.

The clip would have taken place after the scene in the movie when Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) pretends to have been killed by Koer (Jack Nicholson) in Vicki Vale’s apartment. In the finished movie Bruce simply vanishes, but originally he was meant to have given chase to Joker and his gang through the streets of Gotham.

I remember reading the novelisation of the movie, but don’t thing this scene was in there.

So, I’ll leave it here and let you watch the clip. I would like to have seen how Robin would have worked in Burton’s universe but, alas, it wasn’t to be. And, just for the record, this is a DARK scene…

Let me know your thoughts.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….