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This Is What The 'Batman' Premiere Looked Like In 1989

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Wait 'til you get a load of these pictures from the Los Angeles premiere of 1989's "Batman." Tim Burton's film debuted in theaters 25 years ago today, and the blockbuster helped usher in this current era of superhero franchises. There are plenty of fun features dedicated to the legacy of "Batman," so go ahead and read those. We'll be here imagining a world where James Brolin dressed like Don Johnson in "Miami Vice" (and looked like Christian Bale), while Don Johnson dressed like Fonzie. Oh, wait, that was real life in 1989? Brb getting in our DeLorean.

This post has been updated to reflect that James Brolin is possibly a time-traveling Christian Bale.

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    Michael Keaton during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Jack Nicholson during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    River Phoenix during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Actor Christian Slater attends the "Batman" Westwood Premiere on June 19, 1989 at Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood, California.
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    Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the "Batman" Westwood Premiere on June 19, 1989 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California.
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    Actor James Brolin attends the "Batman" Westwood Premiere on June 19, 1989 at the Mann Village & Bruin Theatres in Westwood, California.
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    Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
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    Kim Basinger and brother during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Jayni Chase and Chevy Chase during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Tim Burton and guest during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Glenn Close during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen during "Batman" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village theater in Westwood, California, United States.
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    Actress Winona Ryder attends the "Batman" Westwood Premiere on June 19, 1989 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California.

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