Originally Posted by CFE
If this is actually from a draft of "Batman Returns" then that's awesome...because some of Batman's dialogue here is identical to a monologue he delivers in the "Batman: The Animated Series" episode "I Am The Night" when he's discussing his feelings on giving up with Dick Grayson.
"When all is said and done, how much good have I accomplished? They sell t-shirts of me. I've become a cliché. More good for the tourist trade than the streets."
Yup. "Stay down here much longer and you'll be growing mushrooms in your armpits! "
I wonder which came first? I think "I Am the Nigh" premiered in late 1992. You can find the script on google. It's not "Batman Returns", but BATMAN II, Daniel Waters, May 20, 1991.
To be fair though, while the "cynical Batman" angle is a great concept, the rest of that script really did need touching up. Most of the dialogue is just too much and Shreck being Penguins brother and mechanic Robin is just ridiculous.