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I know that the movie Batman Begins [2005] was made many years after the movies Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin, but it seems to be set before all the other movies in the series.

I am not sure but after seeing all the movies I think it is based on a year much earlier than the other movies.

Does Batman Begins occur before Tim Burton's Batman?

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Are you sure all movies are connected and not stand alone? – phwd May 30 '12 at 17:22
@phwd Everyone calls it as a "Series" of Movies, but i am not sure as to they have the same producers, directors and those kind of stuff. – user221287 May 30 '12 at 17:24
@myselfpoddar .... you can't view these movies as in any way related, in today's jargon it is a 'reboot'. Batman in movies or on TV is always about the same age whether he is in the 60's, 90's or in 2012. They are stand alone stories. – iandotkelly May 30 '12 at 22:02
This strikes me as a reasonable question for someone who's not intimately familiar with the Batman story (like me). – Flimzy May 31 '12 at 19:11
In it's current form this question doesn't really seem that downvote-worthy at all. It seems a reasonable question for anyone not having gotten the whole reboot-point. – Napoleon Wilson May 26 '14 at 8:46
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I think the original Batman with Keaton is set in the 1940s or so. I don't think Batman Begins go"s back to the golden age. I'm pretty sure the Batman story gets retold over and again as time progresses.

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Burton's original Batman movie certainly has a noir feel to the setting, but there are elements and pieces of technology which clearly date it much later than the 40's. Take, for example, the Batwing, the Batmobile, the color televisions or even just the portable boombox carried by The Joker's henchmen. – phantom42 Aug 24 '12 at 13:18

Batman Begins (2005) was made as a full reboot to the franchise, effectively erasing anything accomplished in the previous movies, regardless of their connections.

After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Batman on screen following the 1997 critical failure of Batman & Robin, Nolan and David S. Goyer began work on the film in early 2003 and aimed for a darker and more realistic tone, with humanity and realism being the basis of the film.


Shawn Adler of MTV stated Batman Begins heralded a trend of darker genre films, that either retold back-stories or rebooted them altogether.


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@DForck42 I meant to say that, I already know Batman Begins is set after the other Batman movies, but as it's Batman "Begins" - the story of Batman's childhood, it is suppossed to be set before the other movies. Then how come it is set after those movies? – user221287 Jun 4 '12 at 16:24

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