Before Christopher Nolan's Batman, there was Joel Schumacher's. He directed two films, which nearly destroyed the franchise. Years later, he's opened up about the real reason those movies were made.
After drawing the white-hot rage of a horde of Dark Knight fanboys for his pair of neon-soaked '90s Batman flicks, you'd think Joel Schumacher would be happy to just shut up and move on.
The Joel Schumacher era of the Batman franchise is one we'd all rather pretend didn't happen, but there was a time when Warner Bros. was so confident in the director that they wanted him to come back for a third installment. His villain choice: Nicolas Cage as the Scarecrow.