Batman, Hurt by Slumping Oil Prices, Lashes Out
The mayor of the oil-producing town of Batman,Turkey, says he’ll sue Warner Bros. for taking the name of his town for its caped crusader without permission.
He hopes to win a cut of the royalties from this year’s Christopher Nolan hit, The Dark Knight.
Even if the case never goes to trial, the free publicity could win Batman a tourism windfall.
After all, sharing a name with a global celebrity has done wonders for Obama, Japan.