Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale as Batman.
Several years after the commercial and critical failure of Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin in 1997, Begins was a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The lighter direction Schumacher had taken the franchise was abandoned, and the new film was written concerning the origins of Batman with some inspirations from classic comic book storylines such as Batman: Year One and The Long Halloween. The film was the first live action film to depict this stage of the character’s history.
Batman Begins proved to be successful, and a sequel titled The Dark Knight was commissioned for a 2008 release with both Nolan and Bale returning.