Seriously this is the dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time. (Look ma, no Twilight joke!)
Now that Dark Knight has made a gajillion zillion dollars, Warner Brothers pictures and Christopher Nolan are about to be sued. By the mayor of a small town in Turkey. Because he’s the mayor of, are you ready for this?, the town of Batman.
“There is only one Batman in the world,” Mayor Huseyin Kalkan said, per Variety. “The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”
In addition to the name share, Kalkan claims the emotional distress that apparently comes from having one of the most indelible superheroes share a moniker with your town has led to several unsolved murders and a high suicide rate.
A WB rep, meanwhile, says the studio has seen reports of the legal action in the media but have yet to receive any court papers.
Uhm, Batman has been around for awhile dude, where ya been? Funny how this only came up after the film did really, really, REALLY well. And I thought that stupid lawsuits was an American thing!
I don’t know much, but I do know that it’s never a good idea to piss off Batman so good luck with that Mr. Mayor!