Batman is suing Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for royalties on The Dark Knight.
Batman, Turkey that is. Huseyin Kalkan, the Pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of the town of Batman, which is an oil-producing town in eastern Turkey, is preparing an actual list of charges against the director and studio of the soon-to-be $1 billion grosser, according to Variety. Said Kalkan, “There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.” Kalkan attributes the summer blockbuster for contributing to a large number of unsolved murders, a high female suicide rate and general emotional distress to the denizens of Batman. The article further states that former inhabitants are said to have had trouble registering their businesses abroad.
Checking into Batman’s Wikipedia page, it sits on the Batman River and is a provicial capital in the Batman Province in southeastern Turkey and is predominantly Kurdish. Up until the 1950s it was a small village until oil companies moved into the area. Presently it faces a high unemployment rate. There’s also a pipeline that connects Batman to Iskenderun, which is said to be near where the Holy Grail was last seen, along with Alison Doody’s career. Huseyin Kalkan has previously been sentenced to 10 months in jail for promoting terrorism.
In unrelated news, Superman, Yemen was scheduled to file a similar lawsuit against Bryan Singer and Warner Bros. for Superman Returns, but reconsidered when they saw the movie and figured they already had enough problems.