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GALLERY: New Batman exhibit opens in honour of 75th anniversary

A new exhibit featuring a large collection of Batman props and memorabilia from all seven films opened on Thursday, June 26, at Warner Bros in California in honour of the Caped Crusader's 75th birthday.

The exhibit features a wide range of vehicles, props and costumes used throughout the film franchise's history. The opening was attended by actor, Danny DeVito, who played the villain, "The Penguin" in the second Batman film, "Batman Returns" in 1992.

The Batman Exhibit was was created by the Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour in close collaboration with DC Entertainment. First appearing in the comic book, 'Detective #27', which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, Batman emerged to become one of the world's most popular super heroes.


A statute of Batman is seen at “The Batman Exhibit” on the exhibition’s opening day on the Warner Bros VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo: AFP


Actor Danny DeVito who played The Penguin in "Batman Returns" (1992) attends the opening of “The Batman Exhibit” on the Warner Bros VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo: AFP


A Batman costume at “The Batman Exhibit” on the exhibition’s opening day on the Warner Bros VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo: AFP


The Bathammer from "Batman & Robin" (1997, staring George Clooney) at “The Batman Exhibit” on the exhibition’s opening day on the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo : AFP


A statute of Batman at “The Batman Exhibit” on the exhibition’s opening day on the Warner Bros VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo: AFP


A visitor looks at Batman masks used in the seven Batman films at “The Batman Exhibit” on the exhibition’s opening day on the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo: AFP


The Redbird motorcycle from the 1997 movie "Batman & Robin" is pictured during a media preview of Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour "The Batman Exhibit" in Burbank, California June 26, 2014. Photo: Reuters


The Batman logo is seen on Batgirl’s Batblade from “Batman & Robin” (1997) at “The Batman Exhibit” on the exhibition’s opening day on the Warner Bros VIP Studio Tours at the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank, California, on June 26, 2014. Photo: Reuters

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