Batman Begins

2005 film by Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero movie directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer. Based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, it stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman. The movie reboots the Batman movie series, telling the origin story of Bruce Wayne from the death of his parents to his journey to become Batman and his fight to stop Ra's al Ghul and the Scarecrow from plunging Gotham City into chaos.

Batman Begins
Directed byChristopher Nolan
Screenplay byChristopher Nolan
David S. Goyer
Story byDavid S. Goyer
Based onCharacters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics
Produced byEmma Thomas
Larry Franco
Charles Roven
StarringChristian Bale
Michael Caine
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
Gary Oldman
Cillian Murphy
Morgan Freeman
Tom Wilkinson
Rutger Hauer
Ken Watanabe
CinematographyWally Pfister
Edited byLee Smith
Music byHans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Warner Bros. Pictures
DC Comics
Legendary Pictures
Patalex III Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
May 31, 2005 (Tokyo)
June 15, 2005 (United States)
June 17, 2005 (United Kingdom)
Running time
140 minutes
CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget$150 million
Box office$373.6 million

Batman Begins was successful, and in 2008 a sequel titled The Dark Knight was released.

Batman Begins was the first movie in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Cast change

References change

  1. "Alfred the Butler". Empire. July 2005. p. 79.

Other websites change

Preceded by
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Box office number-one films of 2005 (USA)
June 19, 2005June 26, 2005
Succeeded by
War of the Worlds