Video Release: May 4, 2010
Studio: Warner Home Video
Gotham City is once again under siege, this time by the sinister Penguin. A malformed baby thrown into the sewers to drown, The Penguin survived and decided to exact revenge against the hated metropolis during its grand Christmas celebration. Batman must stop the madman and his band of furry, but deadly, little penguins. To complicate matters, the caped crusader also has to contend with a sexy new vigilante whose moral stance is slightly more ambiguous than his own -- the slinky, sharp-clawed Catwoman.
As the pitiful, orphaned psychopathic freak the Penguin and the "power" hungry capitalist villain Max Schreck (named after the actor who played Nosferatu) plot to gain domination over Gotham City, the caped crusader battles an equally fatal distraction - Cat Woman. Academy Award Nominations: Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup.
Estimated budget $70 million.
Shot in Technicolor, Panavision and Dolby Spectral Recording.
Based on the popular comic book character created by Bob Kane for DC Comics.
Annette Bening was originally slated for the role of Catwoman. But, due to her pregnancy, she was replaced by Michelle Pfeiffer.
"Batman"'s Academy Award-winning production designer Anton Furst committed suicide before work began on the sequel. Bo Welch replaced him and based his designs on Furst's.