In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at two different Warner Bros blockbusters of the 1990s.
1992’s Batman Returns saw Tim Burton return to Gotham City, but more on his own terms. However, that didn’t necessarily mean things were much easier for him.
Meanwhile, 1999’s Wild Wild West was, at the time, the most expensive blockbuster the studio had ever produced. And yet even before its release, it seems that Warner Bros was fast losing faith with it.
Stories of both are discussed in this episode…
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