Mayor of Batman Plans to Sue Director of Batman

He may have vanquished the Joker, but it looks like Batman has a new enemy – a Turkish town that claims the caped crusader stole its name.

Hüseyin Kalkan, mayor of Batman, an ancient oil-producing town in south-eastern Turkey, is planning to sue Christopher Nolan, director of the recent box-office behemoth The Dark Knight, over the use of the name in the film. He claims Nolan and Warner Bros, which owns the film rights to the comic-book character, purloined the name without checking with him first.

“There is only one Batman in the world,” said Kalkan, a member of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society party. “The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”

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This story reminds me of one of my favorite commercials.

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One Response to Mayor of Batman Plans to Sue Director of Batman

  1. Warren Sibley says:

    Dear Goodest Mr. Geeding,

    I love you. I really, and I mean really, needed that commercial. It’s taken me like 3 minutes to type this email ’cause I’m laughin’ so hard.

    Thanks again…

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