News item of the day: Batman sues Christopher Nolan

Posted by · 9:54 am · November 10th, 2008

ISTANBUL – The mayor of Batman, a city recently under scrutiny due to unsolved murders and increasing rates of female suicides, will sue the director of the movie “Batman” movie.

Not a superhero with supernatural abilities, or a person wealthy enough to buy high-tech toys to fight evil, but a simple human being named Hüseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of the southeastern city of Batman, declared war against his city’s namesake superhero, Batman.

“The royalty of the name ‘Batman’ belongs to us … There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us,” Kalkan told to the Doğan news agency. Batman is a centuries old city, taking root in the Neolithic age but becoming significant when oil was found in the region at the end of 1940s. Almost a decade before that, Batman was created as a comic hero. Kalkan is going to sue Christopher Nolan, the director of the latest Batman movie “The Dark Night,” not DC Comics, the creator of the superhero.

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  • 1 11-10-2008 at 10:11 am

    Mr. F said...

    I know they are just trying to bring some attention to their town, but come on!

  • 2 11-10-2008 at 10:57 am

    Ali E. said...

    will this really appear everywhere? it’s a silly story. it’s being ridiculed also in Turkey. it will most probably not go anywhere. it’s just a crazy ignorant man trying to draw attention…

  • 3 11-10-2008 at 11:12 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    “will this really appear everywhere”

    Not sure what you mean by that, but I thought the story was hilarious and applicable to my Bat-mania, so you bet your butt it’ll appear here.

  • 4 11-10-2008 at 12:41 pm

    Ali E. said...

    I just saw this news on so many sites today, it got tiresome… It’s not about you or IC…

  • 5 11-10-2008 at 2:04 pm

    Casey said...

    this sounds like something only the people of borats village would be stupid enough to think