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You may not know this, but there’s a city in Turkey called Batman, located beside the Batman River in the Batman Province. What you do probably know is that Batman is a superhero and titular hero of the Dark Knight trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan. In 2008, the city of Batman sued Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros—the production studio behind the films—for using their town’s name without getting permission first.
The mayor of Batman, Huseyin Kalkan, who either has the best sense of humor or a complete lack of one, stated, “There is only one Batman in the world” in his defense of the lawsuit. He claims that not only should the city receive royalties for the use of the Batman name, but that they should be compensated for the “psychological impact” on residents and, as well as an inexplicably high suicide rate among females in Batman—all apparently caused by the Dark Knight films.
In 2008, the city of Batman sued Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros—the production studio behind the films—for using their town’s name without getting permission first.
One word. Celebrity Death-Match!
originally posted by: Noncents
I support compromise. We could have just expatriated Ben Affleck to Batman in return for at least one more movie with Christian Bale in the titular role.
Bale's performance could ease the troubled people of Batman and they could do as they wish with Affleck.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: DBCowboy
Sorry Batman, Batman was created in 1939 as opposed to your village renaming in 1957.
It was amazing what you'll find image searching the term Batman Turkey!!!