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Tim Burton Was Replaced on "Batman Forever" Because of McDonalds

Posted: December 24th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Tim Burton Was Replaced on "Batman Forever" Because of McDonaldsSubmit Comment
Now that Tim Burton is promoting his "Big Eyes" film, the director spoke about being replaced by Joel Schumacher on the 1995 film "Batman Forever" after directing both "Batman" and "Batman Returns."

According to the helmer, Warner Bros was forced into the decision due to pressure from McDonalds, which was unhappy about how dark "Batman Returns" was, especially Danny DeVito's portrayal of the Penguin.

"I think I upset McDonalds. [They asked] 'What's that black stuff coming out of the Penguin's mouth. We can't sell Happy Meals with that!,'" explained Burton. "It was a weird reaction to 'Batman Returns,' because half the people thought it was lighter than the first one and half the people thought it was darker. I think the studio just thought it was too weird - they wanted to go with something more child- or family- friendly. In other words, they didn't want me to do another one."

Source: Yahoo! Movies


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Minkοwski writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 7:05:53 AM

If you say so, Alex.
Minkοwski writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 7:14:08 AM

Not really sure WB would jettison Burton just because McDonalds didn't like the look of Batman Returns. Not like they couldn't ask him to make another sequel more in line with Batman instead. I'm also not sure how much WB made from product placement at McDonalds. Probably not nearly as much as from having Burton's name on the credits.

Kind of a stupid, useless story, to be honest, and two decades too late.
BJsforeveryone writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 7:16:43 AM

f*ck McDonalds !!
Still, the movie was very bad
boogiel writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 8:26:22 AM

I wonder what did McDonald's think about Batman beating the crap out of a guy in clown's makeup.
PORN-FLY writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 9:13:55 AM

Old white people
making decisions
Deaft0ne writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 11:53:11 AM

What was the black stuff coming out of The Penguin's mouth?
tolgaboy writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 1:37:37 PM

f*ck him
Sleuth1989 writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 3:04:42 PM

@Mink
What's funny is that the original story I heard he left was because of how Warner Bros. wanted to lighten the film up to make it more marketable...so maybe this is the specifics of that story. They were idiots. Because of that, they lost Keaton and Burton who basically made that franchise work with their off-balance acting and directing style which Batman needed at an atmospheric level. Nolan's were great on a thematic level but lacked in a cinematic quality in terms of matching the comic book feel it took so much from. The real world-parallel stuff got old after 2.
Rambo_redux writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 8:02:11 PM

stunning !

absolutley f*cking stunning !

what other updates do you have from 1992,Alex ?
sleepingshane writes:
on December 24th, 2014 at 8:33:00 PM

f*ckING HELL MCDONALDS MORE WORRIED ABOUT FAKE BLACK STUFF COMING OUT OF AN ACTORS MOUTH THAN THE NUTRITION VALUE IN THERE CHICKEN MC NUGGETS BEING PUMPED WITH SILICONE BEING FEED TO CHILDREN..... WHAT A BUNCH OF c*ntS THESE WANKERS ARE THE REASON CANCER RATE RISES ARE UP ALL OVER THE WORLD FEEDING US POISON...
trutsky465 writes:
on December 25th, 2014 at 12:47:05 AM

Bullsh*tter, it was cuz he and Danny elfman got into a hissy fit and had twats full of sand. Tim wanted the score to go into one direction and Danny a different one. Plus Tim hires a wayans bro to be Robin. Those were the real reasons why he wasn't brought back.

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