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http://www.variety.com/VR1117995653.html

Batman has a new adversary: Batman.

The mayor of an oil-producing city in southeastern Turkey, which has the same name as the Caped Crusader, is suing helmer Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for royalties from mega-grosser "The Dark Knight."

Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of Batman, has accused "The Dark Knight" producers of using the city's name without permission.

"There is only one Batman in the world," Kalkan said. "The American producers used the name of our city without informing us."

No one from the town of Batman has explained why it took so many years to take legal action. Batman first appeared as a comicbook character in 1939 and the "Batman" TV series started in 1966. Tim Burton's first bigscreen rendition for Warner Bros. came out in 1989. Undoubtedly the fact that "Dark Knight" is about to pass the $1 billion mark at the B.O. played a part in stirring the ire of the Turkish hamlet.

The mayor is prepping a series of charges against Nolan and Warner Bros., which owns the right to the Batman character, including placing the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that the film's success has had on the city's inhabitants.

Former natives of Batman are also said to have encountered obstacles when attempting to register their businesses abroad.

The mayor is working on gathering evidence he claims will show that the city of Batman predates the 1939 debut of Bob Kane's superhero in DC Comics.

"We are only aware of this claim via press reports and have not seen any actual legal action," a Warner Bros. rep said in a statement.

While the town of Batman has suddenly shown great interest in the property, there's no evidence that the citizenry has ever shown much loyalty to the Caped Crusader -- not even on Halloween.

*snork* Yeah. That'll be interesting to see what happens. XD


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Lame!!


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uuuh wtf. Its a city name, and Batman is a person. Even if the city was named Gothem it would be stupid. This is the dumbest suit i've ever seen. They'll lose in epic style.


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I'd prefer the lawsuit of Adam West vs. Adam We... No body messes with Adam We!...


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stupid attempt to get their names in the paper and get rich quick


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Mistake 1. They're suing the wrong party. Mistake 2. They should've sued whoever they should've back in the 1930s. Mistake 3. They now look like retards, so nobody's gonna take this seriously X'D.


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Lawl! WB should just not even do anything and laugh in their Turkish faces. Better yet they should black list Turkey from receiving any more of their movies until they receive a formal apology from the mayor and anyone else involved :P. That would be funny as hell seeing people from turkey turn against that one town XD.


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lmao

gl with that,

what grounds can they sue, it be like me sueing someone for using my name michael, i want 20 cents every time a hollywood actor uses the name michael in a movie

and trying to sue WB and nolan, = the judge will have to be bribed with an island or gold and naked women,


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Thats some funny shit. Just wait until that Justice League movie finally gets made, the city of Justice League is already preparing their lawsuit. X'D


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lmao

gl with that,

what grounds can they sue, it be like me sueing someone for using my name michael, i want 20 cents every time a hollywood actor uses the name michael in a movie

and trying to sue WB and nolan, = the judge will have to be bribed with an island or gold and naked women,

*Myk JL sues Kite since Myk JL had the name Michael nearly 2 years before Kite had it.*

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they should use the disclaimer, Based on fiction, any relation to real events is a lol accident ;p


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