The mayor of Batman, Turkey, is suing Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros., accusing The Dark Knight producers of using the city’s name without permission.
According to Variety:
“The mayor is prepping a series of charges against Nolan and Warner Bros., which owns the right to the Batman character, including placing the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that the film’s success has had on the city’s inhabitants.
Former natives of Batman are also said to have encountered obstacles when attempting to register their businesses abroad.”
Batman has been around since 1939, why the lawsuit now? As Variety notes, “Undoubtedly the fact that Dark Knight is about to pass the $1 billion mark at the B.O. played a part in stirring the ire of the Turkish hamlet.”
We’re sure Bruce Wayne has pocket deep enough to make this thing go away.