Christopher Nolan’s brilliant revival of the Batman film series after the dismal releases of Joel Schumacher’s ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Batman & Robin’ breathed new life into a movie hero that most thought would never again see the light of day (or the dark of night). It also attracted threats of an interesting lawsuit.

The mayor of Batman, Turkey threatened to sue Nolan and Warner Bros. for infringing on the royalties of his city’s name. The sad part is that the mayor claimed the films were also the cause of several unsolved murders and female suicides. Unfortunately for fans of towns with odd names, the lawsuit was never filed.