Batman Begins 16th Anniversary Celebrated by Dark Knight Trilogy Fans



Though perhaps it doesn’t seem that long ago, Batman Begins is trending 16 years to the day after it premiered in United States theaters as fans pay tribute to the Christopher Nolan movie on social media. Serving as the first installment of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman Begins was the first movie to feature Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. It was released on June 15, 2005, serving as the return for Batman to theaters following the critically-panned Batman & Robin in 1997.

Directed by Nolan and co-written by Nolan and David S. Goyer, Batman Begins served as an origin story for a new incarnation of Batman played by Bale. It delved into the deaths of his parents and subsequent journey to become the Dark Knight, ultimately embarking on a mission to stop Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson) and Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) from terrorizing Gotham City. The movie also starred Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Gary Oldman as James Gordon.

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While we all know the movie would spawn a Batman trilogy with the sequels The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, people didn’t quite know what to expect going into Batman Begins 16 years ago. It’s fun for many fans to look back at the experience all of these years later without knowing that things like Heath Ledger as the Joker, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane were yet to come in the years ahead. As a result, thousands of fans have the movie trending on Twitter as they share their opinions and memories of Batman Begins.

“16 Years for One of Christopher Nolan’s Best and My Favorite Adaptation of The Caped Crusader!” writes one fan. “Batman Begins is more than just a Superhero Origin Story, for it dives deep into the moral stances and Nature of Humans. It perfectly captures Batman, more as a Vigilante than a supe.”

16 Years for One of Christopher Nolan’s Best and My Favorite Adaptation of The Caped Crusader! Batman Begins is more than just a Superhero Origin Story, for it dives deep into the moral stances and Nature of Humans. It perfectly captures Batman, more as a Vigilante than a supe. pic.twitter.com/ZjcZ9ddVrk

— Madhav (@Madhavvvvvvv) June 15, 2021

“Batman Begins was released 16 years ago today. This gave us the best live action Batman ever, and led to the greatest superhero movie ever, The Dark Knight,” says another fan.

Batman Begins was released 16 years ago today. This gave us the best live action Batman ever, and led to the greatest superhero movie ever, The Dark Knight pic.twitter.com/EipcidqjnK

— Sobervated Conor ???????? (Fan of Conor McGregor) (@SobervatedConor) June 15, 2021

Including the official poster for the movie, another tweet reads: “It’s been 16 years since we met Christian Bale’s Batman in Batman Begins. One of the greatest origin stories of all time..the beginning of a revolutionary Superhero Trilogy.”

It’s been 16 years since we met Christian Bale’s Batman in #BatmanBegins
One of the greatest origin stories of all time..the beginning of a revolutionary Superhero Trilogy#16YearsOfBatmanBegins#DCWorldTelugupic.twitter.com/vuhkpWBGKH

— DC World Telugu ???????? (@DCWorldTelugu) June 15, 2021

More impressed with Cillian Murphy than Chrisian Bale, another fan said, “i can’t believe Batman Begins came out sixteen years ago. i saw it with my cousin & she thought christian bale was rly handsome but i was all aboard the cillian murphy train & NEVER LOOKED BACK.”

i can’t believe batman begins came out sixteen years ago. i saw it with my cousin & she thought christian bale was rly handsome but i was all aboard the cillian murphy train & NEVER LOOKED BACK pic.twitter.com/zdwSOglPP0

— amanda (@jungsoo) June 15, 2021

Another fan who can’t believe the movie is old enough to get its driver’s license tweeted: “Finding out Batman Begins is 16 years old just made me feel one step closer to death. Damn age doin me dirty….”

Finding out Batman begins is 16 years old just made me feel one step closer to death. Damn age doin me dirty….

— Kreg (@kregermeister) June 15, 2021

And another fan writes: “What is the best Batman solo film and why is it Batman Begins? Happy 16th anniversary to Batman Begins. Still the f**king GOAT.”

What is the best Batman solo film and why is it Batman Begins?

Happy 16th anniversary to Batman Begins. Still the fucking GOAT. pic.twitter.com/uabWeHpZ1d

— Yoko Higuchi (@resistance0101) June 15, 2021

If you want to revisit Batman Begins in honor of its 16th anniversary, you can find the movie currently streaming on both Hulu and HBO Max. You can also find plenty more tribute posts for Batman Begins on Twitter.

My #BatmanBegins ticket stub from 16 years ago.. pic.twitter.com/nGIUNZt5kR

— Cool Comic Art (@CoolComicArt) June 15, 2021

BATMAN BEGINS was and remains a huge film for me. As I’ve noted before, it was thanks to BATMAN BEGINS that I got back into regularly buying comics, and by extension, eventually got into writing comics. So, you could say this film shaped the course of my life. https://t.co/qxuQCwiHAx

— John Lees (@johnlees927) June 15, 2021

Happy 16 years Batman Begins! Beautiful shot and written to tell an emotional epic journey of Bruce Wayne’s determination to get rid of Gotham’s corruption and inspire hope in others. To show that these people are worth saving. Thank you Christopher Nolan for giving us this! pic.twitter.com/inVW6lixPw

— Brady (@T_Brady94) June 15, 2021

Batman begins coming out 16 years ago is wild brazy to me

— Blex (@BarterBlex) June 15, 2021

16 years ago today, ‘BATMAN BEGINS’ released in theaters. #BatmanBegins ???? pic.twitter.com/zviYaEkvZk

— Gentleman Tweets (@gentlemantweet1) June 15, 2021

Batman Begins was such a cool shift into a new vision for Batman. I was such a big Bale fan before the release of the film, as well as a fan of Nolan’s, so the hype was real. It was great to see WB take Batman seriously again. https://t.co/PsDFc4rQoe

— rocky ford sings the blues (@rockthebear) June 15, 2021

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