Batman 3: Batman Forever
1995 Val Kilmer
As two new forces of evil ... Two-Face, formerly known as District Attorney Harvey Dent until a courtroom accident lefi him disfigured by chance and fueled by vengeance, and the Riddler, who was previously Edward Nygma, an overlooked employee of Wayne Enterprises before his transformation into the most quizzical and dangerous of tricksters ... join together to overtake the minds of the citizenry and destroy their sworn arch-enemy, Batman.
This time, Batman won't have to fight for his city alone as he plunges into battle bolstered by a stalwart new partner at his side. . . a young acrobat galvanized by tragedy and reborn into a life of heroism as Robin!
But Batman's alter-ego, billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne, has troubles of his own. Haunted by memories of his traumatic childhood, he is attracted to beautiful criminal psychologist Dr. Chase Meridian, who's more fascinated by the striking figure of Batman. It's a romantic triangle.. . involving just two people!
JOEL SCHUMACHER, director of such compelling hits as "The Client," "Falling Down,"
"The Lost Boys" and "Flatliners," brings moviegoers his vision of America's legendary hero in Warner Bros.' all-new thrilling adventure, "Batman Forever."
VAL KILMER, who impressed audiences and critics alike as Jim Morrison in "The Doors" and Doc Holliday in "Tombstone," was selected by Schumacher to embody the Dark Knight as he's never been seen before.
Kilmer's Batman is hurtled through extraordinary exploits and adventures in a newly conceived Gotham City, utilizing totally re-imagined and technically innovative vehicles, arsenals and gadgetry designed by an award-winning team of artists.
In addition to Kilmer, four of today's most popular and talented stars lend their skills to roles new to the filmed Batman saga.
TOMMY LEE JONES, 1993 Academy Award-winner for Warner Bros.' "The Fugitive" and one of the screen's most versatile actors, is Two-Face. This criminal mastermind mistakenly holds Batman responsible for the courtroom mishap that triggered his metamorphosis from District Attorney Harvey Dent, Gotham's foremost figure ofjustice, into Two-Face, the city's most fearsome public enemy. As he executes a crime wave that unleashes a reign of terror over the citizens of Gotham, Two-Face remains steadfastly focused on the one goal that drives him---exacting final revenge on Batman.
JIM CARREY, who catapulted to stardom with a triple play of smash hits in 1994---"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Mask" and "Dumb and Dumber"---is the Dark Knight's other nemesis, the Riddler. This Prince of Puzzlers is also known as computer fanatic Edward Nygma, a former employee of Wayne Enterprises who feels that his genius has been unjustly rejected and vows to ingeniously avenge himself against Bruce Wayne.
In return for financing the mass production of his devious mind-controlling invention, the Riddler commits to helping Two-Face solve the biggest mystery of all---who is Batman?---not knowing that Two-Face's caped quarry and his own billionaire rival are one and the same. In an unlikely alliance, Two-Face and the Riddler seek by any means necessary to end Batman's crime-fighting career. . . forever!
NICOLE KIDMAN, the international star whose films have included "Far and Away," "Malice," "My Life," "Dead Calm" and "Days of Thunder," stars as Dr. Chase Meridian, a beautiftil criminal psychologist with a particular fascination for the Dark Knight. She falls in love with Batman; Bruce Wayne falls in love with her. Jealous of Batman's sway over her, Bruce must decide whether to share with her his staggering secret about his nocturnal alter-ego.
CHRIS O'DONNELL, the popular young star who toplined with Al Pacino in "Scent of a Woman" and swashbuckled as one of "The Three Musketeers," is Dick Grayson. A young circus acrobat whose entire family is killed in a tragedy caused by Two-Face, Grayson is propelled into a new life as Bruce Wayne's ward, and ultimately, a new destiny as well . . . to fight side-by-side with Batman as his daredevil partner, Robin!
Returning to roles made familiar to fans of "Batman" and "Batman Returns" are two great character actors---MICHAEL GOUGH as Bruce Wayne's butler and Batman's trusted ally, Alfred Pennyworth, and PAT HINGLE as Gotham's Police Commissioner James Gordon.
Joining these stars are DREW BARRYMORE and DEBT MAZAR as Sugar and Spice, Two-Face's yin-yang pair of sexy sidekick sirens. Barrymore, seen recently in "Boys on the Side," plays Sugar, all sunshine and smiles, and Mazar, of "Bullets Over Broadway," is her more sinful counterpart, Spice. ED BEGLEY, JR. portrays Fred Stickley, Edward Nygma's fussbudget boss who winds up as his unhinged employee's first unfortunate victim. And the members of EN VOGUE appear as a quartet of smart-talking Gothamites out for a night on the town whom Dick Grayson encounters while he's out in the "borrowed" Batmobile.
"Batman Forever" is produced by TIM BURTON---director of both "Batman" and "Batman Returns," which amassed a collective worldwide gross of more than $700 million---and PETER MACGREGOR-SCOTT, one of Hollywood's most respected on-the-rise producers, whose recent credits include the Warner Bros. action blockbusters "Under Siege" and "The Fugitive."
The film is written by LEE BATCHLER & JANET SCOTT BATCHLER and AKIVA GOLDSMAN ("The Client"), based on characters created by BOB KANE and published by DC Comics.