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Trivia: Batman Begins
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: At least one critic, noting that the movie makes reference to a (fictional) "depression", and perhaps also remembering the origin of the Batman character, believed that in Batman Begins Bruce was a child sometime in the 1930s...which, of course, would mean that he became Batman (in this continuity) in the mid-1950s at the latest, which is obviously not true. The parody of this movie on The Simpsons, Bartman Begins, ran with this by having the story be set blatantly in the '30s.
  • Dawson Casting: Curiously zigzagged. Played straight in the case of Christian Bale for college-aged Bruce, and (ironically) inverted in the case of Katie Holmes as present-time Rachel (the character is supposed to be around 30, but Holmes was still in her early 20's in 2005).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Star-Making Role: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman. While American Psycho was a cult hit, Batman Begins is the film that made him a bona-fide star.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The numerous proposals for a fifth Batman film that were bandied about for the better part of a decade, before Warner Bros. settled on a Continuity Reboot instead. See this page for more information.
    • The Wachowskis were given the choice of directing this movie or their sequels to The Matrix.
  • Word of God: Going by Word of God, comics canon, and the novelization, the Nolanverse Bruce Wayne was born on February 19, 1977 (1980 in the novelization); his parents were killed on June 26, 1988; their killer is killed and Bruce himself begins his seven-year odyssey on February 20, 2000; Henri Ducard discovered Bruce in early 2006; his training with the League of Shadows went on for about a year, culminating in the final test on January 17, 2007; Bruce boards a plane back to Gotham on January 21, 2007, arriving the next day; the film's story picks up on February 1, 2007, as Crane recommends that Victor Zsasz be moved to Arkham; the Batman makes his first appearance and serves up Carmine Falcone on Valentine's Day, with the case against Falcone going forward the next day; Falcone is driven insane on the 17th, and the Batman is poisoned by Crane that night; the climax takes place on February 19, 2007; Lucius Fox becomes the CEO of Wayne Enterprises the next day... and the final scene takes place on December 1, 2007.

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