By Tony Hicks
Thursday, November 13th, 2008 at 4:41 pm in Uncategorized.
Apparently there’s a city in Turkey named Batman. And that city is suing Warner Bros. and the director of “The Dark Knight” for stealing its name.
Attorneys in Joker, Romania; Penguin, Belgium; and Riddler, Ukraine, are watching the outcome with great interest.
The city claims in its suit that it had the name long before 1939, when the DC Comic hero first appeared. Apparently the folks in Turkey don’t have TVs or aren’t very good at math. That was 69 years ago. Maybe they’ve been too busy to notice.
You think they could’ve said something by now. It can’t have anything to do with the insane profits “The Dark Knight” made last summer, a chunk of which the city of Batman thinks is theirs. The suit claims that psychological affects from the movie, and having the same name, have caused the murder rate to escalate, as well as result in a higher number of female suicides.
It also resulted in a higher number of Turkish women to wear purple outfits and smear make-up all over their faces. Well, that’s just a guess.