Holy identity theft, Batman! The mayor of Batman, Turkey, Hüseyin Kalkan, is going to sue Christopher Nolan– director of The Dark Knight (Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeath! Wahhhh!). The reason? Over use of the name, Batman. No, seriously? Can someone please tell Mayor Kalkan that Batman has been around since the 1930s? So suing the director of the most recent film…not that logical. Thanks. But whatever. Could this story get any more absurd?
Kalkan also blames a series of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact suffered by the town after being placed under the spotlight by Nolan’s film. In addition, Batman expats living abroad have experienced legal issues when trying to use the name to set up businesses, he claims.
Yup. It just did. You know, maybe the Turks should stop naming their cities after OUR superheroes. Yes, I’m talking about you Wonderwoman, Turkey and Aquaman, Turkey. I jest, I jest.
I think the real problem is that the city of Batman NEEDS a Batman to solve its problems. Suing Batman is not the way to get on his good side, Mayor! You’ll never get a Bat Signal. Or, call me crazy here…but instead of suing a major movie studio that will probably win the case, you should put your city’s funds towards crime prevention…
What are your thoughts?
[Posted by Kathleen]