Top 19 Batman Returns Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Batman Returns facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Batman Returns film message.

Batman Returns 1992; Michelle Pfeiffer's stunt double wears boots with a collapsible heel.
Batman Returns 1992; Michelle Pfeiffer's stunt double wears boots with a collapsible heel.
Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) is pictured with the future Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) is pictured with the future Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Batman Returns Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Batman's Eyes Color Change Just Before He Takes Off His Mask

  2. You can see the platform used to pull the Penguin's (Danny Devito) body down the ramp and into the water. It is being pulled from beneath him and off the bottom of the screen by a cable.

Batman Returns Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - And the TV show Gotham, Paul Reuben plays The Penguin's father.
    And the TV show Gotham, Paul Reuben plays The Penguin's father.
  • 1 - The dry-cleaning service at Selina's apartment has two penguins as its logo.
    The dry-cleaning service at Selina's apartment has two penguins as its logo.
  • 1 - Selina kyle gets pushed out off the window by Max Schreck. The character Max Schreck got his name from the german actor Max Schreck who played a vampire. When she lands on the ground you can see that she has 2 red dots under her chin.
    Selina kyle gets pushed out off the window by Max Schreck. The character Max Schreck got his name from the german actor Max Schreck who played a vampire. When she lands on the ground you can see that she has 2 red dots under her chin.

Batman Returns Hidden Details

1 - The shadow of Selina Kyle's glasses (literally) foreshadows her transformation into Catwoman.
The shadow of Selina Kyle's glasses (literally) foreshadows her transformation into Catwoman.
1 - Bruce shows up to the masquerade ball without a mask. Max says "Nice Costume" Because Batman is his true self and Bruce Wayne is just a mask.
Bruce shows up to the masquerade ball without a mask. Max says "Nice Costume" Because Batman is his true self and Bruce Wayne is just a mask.
1 - Christopher Walken's character in Batman Returns (1992) is named Max Shrek - after the Vampire in Nosferatu (1922). His villain scheme in the film is to "suck" power from Gotham City.
Christopher Walken's character in Batman Returns (1992) is named Max Shrek - after the Vampire in Nosferatu (1922). His villain scheme in the film is to "suck" power from Gotham City.

Batman and Catwoman are the only ones not to wear masks at the masquerade ball because their public personas are their masks

When the Penguin crashes the ballroom party, he pushes The Mayor out of the way. While only on screen for a second, The Mayor's costume is seen to just be himself but with a knife in his back. Earlier in the movie, he was betrayed by both The Penguin and Max Schreck

1 - Bruce enters the ball to the band playing a version of "Super Freak" symbolising a warning about Selina being Catwoman. When Bruce & Selena meet the music changes to "Face to Face" a song about a dangerous dance between foes.
Bruce enters the ball to the band playing a version of "Super Freak" symbolising a warning about Selina being Catwoman. When Bruce & Selena meet the music changes to "Face to Face" a song about a dangerous dance between foes.
1 - The initials of the film (B. R.) are the same as the titular character, Bat Man, as well as his secret persona; Bruce Rayne.
The initials of the film (B. R.) are the same as the titular character, Bat Man, as well as his secret persona; Bruce Rayne.

Before Batman removes his mask, we see he is wearing black eye makeup. But right before he removes the mask, it has disappeared, because it would look silly if he took the mask off and was wearing eye makeup.

When Selina returns to her apartment after being revived, she wrecks her apartment. When she opens the closet door at 2m10s, the sound the door makes is a cat squeal, not a typical door creak

1 - When penguin fakes the baby rescue from the sewer, he rises up through the manhole on his duck, but the head of duck would have just smashed into the ceiling.The thought of the people above hearing the crunch of fiberglass and penguin cursing up a storm just makes me laugh.
When penguin fakes the baby rescue from the sewer, he rises up through the manhole on his duck, but the head of duck would have just smashed into the ceiling.The thought of the people above hearing the crunch of fiberglass and penguin cursing up a storm just makes me laugh.
1 - Batman's boots were modified Air Jordan VI's
Batman's boots were modified Air Jordan VI's
Batman Returns poster
Batman Returns poster

Batman Returns Plot

Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Batman Returns. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Crime, Fantasy
Director Tim Burton
Stars Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
IMDB score 7.0