The Batman franchise has been restarted, a new film will be released in Summer 2005 titled "Batman Begins". The story follows the early Batman and is somewhat loosely based upon (or at least sharing the same themes of) Frank Miller's "Batman: Year One" Graphic Novel. The film stars: Batman / Bruce Wayne: Christian Bale (American Psycho, Reign of Fire) Alfred Pennyworth: Michael Caine (Cider House Rules, Mr. Destiny) Lucias Fox: Morgan Freeman (Shawshank Redemption, Seven) Ra's Al Ghul: Ken Watanabe (The Last Samuri) Dr. Johnathan Crane/The Scarecrow: Cillian Murphy (Cold Mountain) Sgt. James Gordon: Gary Oldman (Dracula, The 5th Element) Ducard: Liam Neeson (Rob Roy, Episode 1) Rachel Dodson: Kaite Holmes (Dawson's Creek) A Complete Cast list can be found at : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000323/ And the trailer, pics and misc. can be found on the official site: http://www.batmanbegins.com *Note: This film has nothing to do with the previous franchise and is a brand new beginning. No more Batman and Robin crappiness thank god.