Batman and Robin script
Synopsis: This superhero adventure finds Batman (George Clooney) and his partner, Robin (Chris O'Donnell), attempting to the foil the sinister schemes of a deranged set of new villains, most notably the melancholy Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who wants to make Gotham into an arctic region, and the sultry Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), a plant-loving femme fatale. As the Dynamic Duo contends with these bad guys, a third hero, Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone), joins the ranks of the city's crime-fighters.

1INT. BATCAVE -BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT

Chrome and shadow. A black gauntlet SNAPS into place. A cape WHIPS over a dark rubber back.

A bat-shaped buckle LOCKS.

2INT. BATCAVE ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT - INTERCUT

A silver throwing-bird is chosen from a weapon's array.

Gloved hands lift a black eye mask. Tunic armor CLICKS shut,

turning to reveal the chest-borne insignia of a Robin.

3INT.BATCAVE

BATMAN - CLOSE. Emerges from his costume vault.

WIDER:

Deeper excavation has doubled the size of the cavern.

New state-of-the-art computing systems flash.

Surveillance screens monitor news and police FREQUENCIES.

Crime's worst nightmare.

Batman strides towards the rising steam-obscured pedestal

which bears the sleek, redesigned Batmobile.

ROBIN appears in the door of his costume vault, dressed in

the black and red of his Nightwing costume.

Two dark avengers stand suited, ready to take back the night.

BATMAN:

Nice suit. And today you are?

ROBIN:

Nightwing. Scourge of darkest evil.

BATMAN:

This is all about fashion for you, isn't it?

ROBIN:

It's the gear. Chicks love the gear.

ALFRED steps forward, out of the shadows.

ALFRED:

Do call if you're going to be late for dinner, sir.

4TURBOS - CLOSE. ROAR. The Batmobile SHOOTS away through

the arches of the cave access tunnel.

5The compass to of the Batmobile service pedestal splits

wide like the opening petals of a flower, revealing a

sleek, turbo-charged motorcycle. meet Robin's bike: The

Redbird.

ALFRED:

Drive carefully, Master Wing.

ROBIN:

Don't wait up, AL.

6The REDBIRD'S TURBO - CLOSE. EXPLODES into life.

The powerful bike SHOOTS after the Batmobile.

7ALFRED watches them go.

Then, he relaxes, lets his weight

fall against the main console, a man not as well as he seems.

8INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL - BATMOBILE - MOVING

Batman is behind the wheel, Robin visible through the

window.

BATMAN:

Ten police cruisers frozen solid on

the Gotham Expressway . . .

9INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL - REDBIRD - MOVING

Robin is on his bike, data scrolling on his console monitor.

ROBIN:

... A giant drilling truck burrowing under

the city ...

BATMAN:

Mr. Freeze.

ROBIN:

The batcomputer tracks him heading

for the Gotham Museum.

BATMAN:

The new antiquities exhibit. The

Second Sun of the Sudan.

ROBIN:

Of course. He's going to steal the

giant white diamond.

BATMAN:

No, Robin. He's going to jail.

10BATMAN'S MONITOR - CLOSE - THE GOTHAM MUSEUM

PUSH IN:

11EXT. GOTHAM MUSEUM - NIGHT

A stone and glass palace set on the edge of Gotham's

Central Park.

12INT. GOTHAM MUSEUM - NIGHT

A GIANT DRILLING TRUCK points up through the rubble of the

shattered museum floor.

13WIDER. A great hall bearing the skeleton of a mighty

brontosaur amongst a myriad of other exotic antiquities.

All frozen.

14HOLD on A GIANT DIAMOND CASE

The case begins to glow blue, then white, the shatterproof

glass EXPLODING into a thousand flying fragments.

15RACK IN through the storm of ice and glass, ACROSS the

frozen floor, PAST exhibits of Aztec ruins peppered now

with three FROZEN GUARDS, UP stone steps of a pyramid

altar TO REVEAL...

...A silver suited figure stands, bald head visible beneath a

helmet,

A high-tech bazooka in his hand. MR. FREEZE

FREEZE:

The Iceman Cometh.

16WIDER

A gang of Thugs in thermal suits, THE ICEMEN, skate to the

base of the steps. Two hold a MOANING, shivering GUARD

captive.

GUARD:

Please. Show some mercy.

Freeze begins down the altar steps. A SHIMMERING, TERRIFYING

GOD.

FREEZE:

I'm afraid my condition has left me

cold to your pleas of mercy.

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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. He received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture. more…

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