The Mayor of a Turkish city called Batman is suing director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. bosses for a cut of their Caped Crusader film franchise.
Huseyin Kalkan has accused the brains behind The Dark Knight of using the city’s name without permission in the bizarre new legal action.
The Mayor states, “There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”
And Kalkan goes so far as to blame the latest Nolan film for a spate of murders and suicides in Batman.
He also claims the stigma attached to the city makes it almost impossible for local businesses to be taken seriously abroad.