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Batman v Hollywood

Apr 20, 2016
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Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman and Cesar Romero as The Joker, in a still from the 1960s "Batman" TV show, 1967. 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images
Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

Batman v Hollywood

Apr 20, 2016
Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman and Cesar Romero as The Joker, in a still from the 1960s "Batman" TV show, 1967. 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images
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They said it couldn’t be done: Making superheroes into movie stars. Forty years ago, Hollywood told 27-year-old Michael Uslan a Batman movie would never succeed. More than a dozen big-budget superhero movies will hit the big screen in the next few years. Holy impossibility, Batman!

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