Batman & Robin Transcript
1 INT. BATCAVE -BATMAN'S COSTUME VAULT
Chrome and shadow. A black gauntlet SNAPS into place.
A cape WHIPS over a dark rubber back.
A bat-shaped buckle LOCKS.
2 INT. BATCAVE ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT - INTERCUT
A silver throwing-bird is chosen from a weapon's array.
Gloved hands lift a black eye mask. Tunic armor CLICKS shut,
turning to reveal the chest-borne insignia of a Robin.
BATMAN - CLOSE. Emerges from his costume vault.
Deeper excavation has doubled the size of the cavern.
New state-of-the-art computing systems flash.
Surveillance screens monitor news and police FREQUENCIES.
Crime's worst nightmare.
Batman strides towards the rising steam-obscured pedestal
which bears the sleek, redesigned Batmobile.
ROBIN appears in the door of his costume vault, dressed in
the black and red of his Nightwing costume.
Two dark avengers stand suited, ready to take back the night.
Nice suit. And today you are?
Nightwing. Scourge of darkest evil.
This is all about fashion for you, isn't it?
It's the gear. Chicks love the gear.
ALFRED steps forward, out of the shadows.
Do call if you're going to be late for dinner, sir.
4 TURBOS - CLOSE. ROAR. The Batmobile SHOOTS away through
the arches of the cave access tunnel.
5 The compass to of the Batmobile service pedestal splits
wide like the opening petals of a flower, revealing a
sleek, turbo-charged motorcycle. meet Robin's bike: The
Drive carefully, Master Wing.
Don't wait up, AL.
6 The REDBIRD'S TURBO - CLOSE. EXPLODES into life.
The powerful bike SHOOTS after the Batmobile.
7 ALFRED watches them go.
Then, he relaxes, lets his weight
fall against the main console, a man not as well as he seems.
8 INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL - BATMOBILE - MOVING
Batman is behind the wheel, Robin visible through the
Ten police cruisers frozen solid on
the Gotham Expressway . . .
9 INT. BATCAVE ACCESS TUNNEL - REDBIRD - MOVING
Robin is on his bike, data scrolling on his console monitor.
... A giant drilling truck burrowing under
the city ...
The batcomputer tracks him heading
for the Gotham Museum.
The new antiquities exhibit. The
Second Sun of the Sudan.
Of course. He's going to steal the
giant white diamond.
No, Robin. He's going to jail.
10 BATMAN'S MONITOR - CLOSE - THE GOTHAM MUSEUM
11 EXT. GOTHAM MUSEUM - NIGHT
A stone and glass palace set on the edge of Gotham's
12 INT. GOTHAM MUSEUM - NIGHT
A GIANT DRILLING TRUCK points up through the rubble of the
shattered museum floor.
13 WIDER. A great hall bearing the skeleton of a mighty
brontosaur amongst a myriad of other exotic antiquities.
14 HOLD on A GIANT DIAMOND CASE
The case begins to glow blue, then white, the shatterproof
glass EXPLODING into a thousand flying fragments.
15 RACK IN through the storm of ice and glass, ACROSS the
frozen floor, PAST exhibits of Aztec ruins peppered now
with three FROZEN GUARDS, UP stone steps of a pyramid
altar TO REVEAL...
...A silver suited figure stands, bald head visible beneath a
A high-tech bazooka in his hand. MR. FREEZE
The Iceman Cometh.
A gang of Thugs in thermal suits, THE ICEMEN, skate to the
base of the steps. Two hold a MOANING, shivering GUARD
Please. Show some mercy.
Freeze begins down the altar steps. A SHIMMERING, TERRIFYING
I'm afraid my condition has left me
cold to your pleas of mercy.
17 Freeze FIRES his weapon, the beam of cryonic energy
engulfing the Guard, turning him to ice.
(knocks on the guard's cheek)
Freeze closes, now, on the shattered case.
In this universe, there is only one
Freeze swipes away the shattered glass and steel, from the
debris lifts a tremendous diamond.
Freeze holds the diamond high over his head, the light
hitting the gem like a star.
18 THE SKYLIGHT - CLOSE. EXPLODES.
Batman free-falls into
the room, hitting the brontosaurus and sliding down its neck,
SMASHING Freeze with his feet, the diamond sliding
across the frozen floor.
(aiming his pistol)
Bat on ice, anyone?
19 Batman KICKS the pistol high in the air, catches it.
Didn't your mother ever tell you not
to play with guns?
20 Freeze cartwheels across the room, kicking the gun away
from Batman, catching it in mid air.
You're not sending me to the cooler.
21 Freeze FIRES. Batman dodges the blast. Freeze takes aim
22 THE FRONT DOORS - CLOSE. BLOW OPEN
Robin, on the Redbird, flies into the room.
23 BATMAN uses the distraction, flying-kicks the gun into
24 ROBIN soars over Freeze's head, kicks the airborne gun to
the altar atop the giant pyramid.
Score. And the crowd goes wild.
25 Robin lands, laying his bike sideways in a slide,
KNOCKING a precious vase into mid air. he grabs a statue,
using it to whip around in a dismount.
26 BATMAN catches the falling vase, replaces it, as Robin
skates beside him. The two heroes race for Freeze.
Grab the gem. Kill the heroes.
28 MORE INCEMEN in hockey masks, sticks in hand, rush the
caped crusaders from both sides.
It's the hockey team from hell.
30 FREEZE is racing towards the altar and his fallen gun.
SIX GUARDS rush in through a side door and swarm the
unarmed Freeze. Mistake.
Freeze begins wailing on the Guards. It's a straight
display of fisticuffs executed with unbelievable speed
and precision, hooks, jabs, upper and lower cuts
all perfectly delivered, felling the assault force.
He begins racing again for his gun.
31 BATMAN AND ROBIN begin a martial arts extrordinaire,
blocking stick blows, punching and kicking the Icemen.
32 THE GEM lays on the ice behind the wall of advancing
33/34 BATMAN AND ROBIN grab two assailants, slipping between
their legs, skates popping out of their boots, as they
snatch the Icemen's sticks and trip the villains.
35 FREEZE has made it to his gun. He turns, FIRES, creating
an ice bridge to the floor.
Caution. Bridge may ice over.
35A He slides down the ice bridge to the floor below.
Starts racing for his giant drilling truck.
36 BATMAN begins skating towards Freeze.
You get the ice. I'll get the iceman.
37 ROBIN skates through the Thugs, double sticking,
CHECK-ING them wildly into the boards, reaches
down and scoops up the diamond.
38/39 FREEZE is racing towards his truck, Batman closing fast
Freeze spins and FIRES.
40 BATMAN ducks, using his cape as an ice shield, deflecting
the beam into a closing Iceman behind him, freezing the
41 FREEZE disappears behind the giant brontosaurus.
42 ROBIN skates into line with Batman, both heading fast for
(shows the diamond)
I got mine. Where's yours?
43 FREEZE FIRES his gun, freezing the legs of the mighty
What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age.
44/45 Freeze pushes on the belly of the beast, the mighty
creature toppling forward, EXPLODING in front of Batman
He's definitely extinct.
47/48 BATMAN AND ROBIN skate fast to avoid the debris.
49 AN ICEMAN flies in from the side, hitting Robin's hand,
sending the gem flying free.
50 ANOTHER ICEMAN skates to the gem, HITTING it with his
stick, sending the diamond flying up onto the landing by
the front doors.
51 FREEZE has made it to his truck, is climbing towards the
52 THE ICEMEN are a rushing wall between the caped crusaders
and the gem. Batman and Robin skate toward the villains,
pulling flagpoles from a display as if they are about to
joust the Icemen.
At the last second, Batman and Robin drive their poles
into the ice, vaulting over the heads of the Icemen
towards the landing and the waiting gem above.
53 FREEZE has climbed to the hatch of his vehicle.
Hit me boys.
54/55 Batman and Robin land on the landing inches from the gem.
An Iceman skates from the wings, with a SLAPSHOT, sends
the diamond flying.
56 FREEZE'S GLOVE - CLOSE. The diamond HITS. A perfect
Thanks for playing.
57 Freeze drops into the cab of his giant drilling truck.
The hatch starts to slide closed.
Round up the thugs. I'll get Freeze.
59/60 Batman leaps onto the banister, slides standing down the
rail and jumps, dropping into the closing hatch after
61 INT. DRILLING TRUCK - CONTROL CAPSULE
A bank of control panels are set inside the giant glass
head of the drill. Batman falls in to find Freeze standing
at the main console.
Stop the insanity.
Nice of you to drop in.
Freeze hits a button. A tremendous ROAR.
62 INT. MUSEUM
The capsule, set on the end of an ejection cylinder,
BLASTS out of the drilling truck, rising like a rocket
towards the roof.
63 ROBIN jumps on another banister, slides down, grabs a
banner and swings himself onto the side of the cylinder,
clutching a porthole ledge and hanging fast.
64 EXT. GOTHAM MUSEUM
The capsule BLOWS through the top of the museum, ROCKETING
towards the starry night sky above.
65 ZOOM IN. Robin clings to the side of the rocket for dear
66 INT. CAPSULE
Batman is thrown to the floor by the powerful
acceleration. Freeze stays upright, protected by his
You were a great scientist once.
Don't squander your genius on evil.
I hate being lectured.
67 Freeze throws Batman, hard, into the bulkhead, uses his
pistol, to FREEZE Batman's ankles and wrists to the wall
in chunks of ice.
Watch the numbers, Batman. For they
are the harbingers of your doom.
68 ALTIMETER CLOSE. 10,000 feet and climbing fast.
Can you feel it coming? The icy cold
of space. At 30,000 feet your heart
will freeze and beat no more.
THE ALTIMETER CLOSE. 15,000 feet and rising.
69 EXT. CAPSULE
Robin has climbed onto the nose-cone. Is struggling
against the acceleration, using bat-magnets to crawl
towards the escape hatch.
70 INT. CAPSULE
Freeze steps into a glide-wing backpack mounted on the wall.
After you have frozen, your icy tomb
will plummet back to Gotham.
Freeze, you're mad. This capsule
will slaughter thousands.
Freeze releases the door behind him, the sky WHIPPING past
Ain't it grand? Freeze well.
Freeze leaps out into the night.
71 EXT. NIGHT SKY
Freeze begins to plummet towards the lights of Gotham
72 FREEZE'S BACKPACK - CLOSE. A sleek wing extends from its
housing. Freeze angles himself downward in mid air, using his
glide wing to control his fast flight towards the distant city.
73 INT. CAPSULE
74 The controls, the glass nose-cone, the capsule itself are
all frosting over. The hatch opens. Robin drops in.
I was just hanging around.
I thought you were going to stay in
the museum and round up the thugs.
How about, nice to see you? Glad
you're here to save my life.
75 Robin pulls a laser from his utility belt, FLASH MELTS
one of his ice-shackles.
When we get home, we're having a
little communication workshop.
Robin FLASH METLS the other ice gauntlet. Batman is free.
Is it cold in here or is it just me?
76 ALTIMETER - CLOSE. 20,000 and rising. Ice is forming
Got to make sure this rocket doesn't
turn Gotham into a crater.
77 Batman whips a bat-shaped charge, throws it onto the
ceiling. An armed light on the charge flashes green.
Now what? We call a taxi?
78 Batman grabs a handle marked CAUTION: EXPLOSIVE BOLTS.
Robin smiles, grabs a similar handle on the opposing metal
Watch the first step.
79 Both pull the release handles, leaping onto the capsule
doors as the EXPLOSIVE bolts BLOW them into space.
80 THE BATCHARGE LIGHT - CLOSE. Goes red.
81 EXT. NIGHT SKY - FALLING
As the capsule EXPLODES above them raining falling
debris, Batman and Robin skyboard on the doors down
82 FREEZE is ROCKETING to earth, the diamond in his hand.
83 BATMAN AND ROBIN race towards Freeze and the city
The caped crusaders avoid skyscraper turrets and elevated
bridges as they follow in Freeze's wake.
84 BATMAN swoops down above the villain, pushing off his
skyboard, grabbing Freeze around the neck, the diamond
flying into mid air.
85 ROBIN maneuvers in a grand flip, grabs the falling gem.
86/87 FREEZE releases his glide pack buckle, dislodging Batman,
the hero and the glide pack spinning away from Freeze.
88 BATMAN dumps the glide pack, arcs back into his rushing
92 FREEZE is descending fast towards the giant smoking
93 chimney of a towering industrial complex. He aims his gun
at the smoking toward and FIRES, the fast maw quickly
covering with snow.
94 Freeze plummets into the snowy chimney.
95 BATMAN AND ROBIN drop into the ice shaft after the
96 FREEZE FIRES his gun as he falls, slowing his descent by
turning the chimney into a madly snaking tunnel of ice
97 BATMAN AND ROBIN tumble head first through layers of snow
after the villain. They pull their Batgrapples and FIRE.
98 BATGRAPPLES - CLOSE. Hit the wall. Catch.
99 BATMAN AND ROBIN use their tethers to slow their descent,
landing hard in...
100 INT. INDUSTRIAL BASEMENT
A long submarine-like corridor
Cool. Can we do that again?
101 Batman and Robin race towards Freeze who is fleeing down
the other end of the corridor. he points his gun at the
102 The sprinkler system pipes EXPLODE, forming a mighty,
intense blizzard in the wind-tunnel.
Sudden temperature drop. Watch out
104 A blast of wind ROARS down the tunnel, SLAMMING the
doors, sending snow and ice whipping towards them
105 Batman and Robin WHIP their capes over their faces, push
forward, fighting the storm, going through the doors one
106 INT. BOILER ROOM
Frozen. At the terminus of the tunnel. A frozen boiler
stands in the center of the icy moat of the building's
INTERNAL RESERVOIR. The door swings open, Batman pushing
107 Freeze flies from behind the door, SLAMMING the metal
portal hard into Batman's face. Batman tumbles forward.
108 Freeze raises his gun. Another figure leaps in from the
hallway, going for Freeze. Robin.
109 Freeze FIRES, turning the boy into a frozen sculpture of
ice. He plucks the diamond from his icy hand.
109A EXT. CROSS SECTION OF GOTHAM CITY-VFX
A schematic map of Gotham. Freeze's vehicle burrows
underneath the city, freezing the firmament in its path
and clearing away the debris, heading towards the boiler
110 INT. BOILER ROOM
(OVER) a RUMBLING.
Suddenly the wall EXPLODES. Freeze's
drilling truck appears in the clearing smoke.
Can you be cold, Batman? You have
eleven minutes to thaw the bird.
What will you do, chase the villain
or save the boy?
Freeze leaps onto the giant vehicle.
Your emotions make you weak. That is
why this day is mine.
Stay cool, bats.
112 And Freeze is gone, sealing the tunnel hole after him
with a blast of ice, clearing the frosted pane to wave
113 Batman moves fast to the boy wonder, touches his frozen
skin. He whips out his bat-laser, points at the icy
reservoir and FIRES.
114 THE RESERVOIR - CLOSE. The frozen water melts, begins to
115 The caped crusader immerses Robin in the steaming sea.
115A Under the water, the boy's face is perfectly still.
116 A long beat. Then Robin's head breaks the surface.
Did we get him?
117 EXT. SOUTH AMERICAN RAIN FOREST - NIGHT
(OVER) THUNDER. Lighting flashes on a maze of tends and
tarpaulins affixed to the ruins of a decaying PRISON MORTE.
A "FOR SALE OR LEASE" sign is illuminated by the storm.
SCREEN READS - Meanwhile, somewhere in the South American
118 INT. TENTED GREENHOUSE LAB - NIGHT
Bunsen Burners flicker. Beakers BUBBLE.
Martha Stewart does Fankenstein.
PAMELA ISLEY, lovely features hidden by a glasses and bad
hair, shape obscured by her lab coat, TALKS into a
I still have high hopes for the
animal plant cross-breedings
Pam surveys the two lab tables. One table is a mass of plants.
The other is covered with tanks of spiders, snakes and
scorpions. Tubes run from the lethal beasts into a jar of
milky fluid labeled VENOM.
More tubes run from the Venom jar into the plants.
One plant twitches as it receives the toxins.
If I can only find the correct dose
of Venom, these plants will be able
to fight back like animals.
I will have given flora a chance against
the thoughtless ravages of man.
(OVER) An agonized SCREAM. Terrified, Pam walks towards
the source of the WAILS, a gothic prison door to which the
tent is affixed. The portal is marked: PROJECT GILGAMESH.
Personal note: my work would proceed
faster if Dr. Woodrue weren't always
whisking my Venom samples back to
his mysterious Gilgamesh Wing. Why
won't he let me into his lab?
(OVER) Another blood-curdling SCREAM. Pam turns off the
What is he doing in there?
119 Just then the door opens, a startled Pam dropping her
recorder as lightning flashes and DOCTOR JASON WOODRUE
ENTERS. Einstein's hair. Manson's eyes.
Dr. Isley, loveliest flower in our
garden. How fare our little wards?
Woodrue moves in, too close, backing Pam against her
worktable, his face inches from hers. He spots the jar of
What do we have here? A lovely new
supply of Venom.
(lifts the jar)
I'll just take this to my laboratory
for further study.
What exactly are you working on in
there? What are those screams?
A bright flash of lightning. Woodrue advances on Pam.
How I'd love to share my secrets with
you. But I ask you, sweet sapling,
can you be trusted? You refuse my
invitations to dine. You hide your
honeyed buds behind these sallow robes.
(OVER) More lightning and ever more deafening THUNDER.
Ah, but there's romance in the air
tonight. Perhaps a moonlit stroll in
the jungle. And then, later, in the
dark, we can share everything.
Woodrue has her up against the wall, his twitching lips
only inches from hers. Pam winces, manages to step away.
(OVER) another SCREAM.
You have to tell me what you're
doing with my Venom.
You must show me your secrets,
blossom, before I show you mine.
120 Pam watches him leave. As the door to the Gilgamesh wing
swings closed, Pam kicks her fallen recorder, the metal
cylinder rolling between door and jamb, keeping the
entrance from sealing.
121 INT. LABS - GILGAMESH SECTION - WALKING
Pam steals through the crumbling hallway of the abandoned
prison following the SCREAMS (OVER) as they grow ever
122 INT. LABS - GILGAMESH CHAMBER
Banks of flashing SuperCrays. A gurney is surrounded by
SPARKING and HUMMING equipment. Frankestein meets
Woodrue emerges from the shadows, a portable phone in
Ladies and gentlemen of the
(into the phone)
And our mystery bidder.
123 Pull BACK TO REVEAL
A small bridge arcs over the room. AN AMERICAN GENERAL,
A RUSSIAN COMMISSAR, A SHEIK, and A DICTATOR all watch on
I give you the future of military
A scrawny PRISONER in a too-large tank suit is dragged
into the room by several gun-toting CAPOS and shackled to
the gurney. His bald skull is adorned with three
surgically implanted ducts.
May I present Antonio Diego, serial
murderer serving life in prison and
sole surviving volunteer.
And what a charmer he is.
124 WIDER. Pam slips in, unseen, hides behind a stack of
circuit boxes, watching on as Woodrue lifts the jar of
The super solder serum, code named
Venom, patent pending of course.
Woodrue pours the venom into a high-tech injector pack
strapped to the back of the gurney. He lifts an open-front
black and white mask attached by snaking tubes to the
Notice the hassle free zipper.
He pulls the oversized mask over Diego's head, tubes fitting
into the ducts in his skull, zips the fabric closed over his
(lifts a remote)
Time to scream.
He hits a control stud on the remote. The injector pack
begins PUMPING the milky Venom into Diego's skull. Diego
125 Something strange happens to the prisoner. His chest
begins to enlarge. His neck becomes thick. his forearms grow.
Behold, the ideal killing machine. I
call this little number...Bane. Bane
of humanity. Imagine it, your own
personal army made up of thousands
of these super soldiers. Bidding
begins at a mere 10 million.
Woodrue ups the Venom flow. Impossibly the prisoner grows
larger. Arm and leg shackles SNAP. Bane lurches for the
Venom pump, SMASHING consoles, SPARKING components raining
down around Pam.
As Capos rush to subdue Bane, Woodrue strides to the dazed
Welcome to my parlor.
126 INT. CORRIDOR - WALKING
Woodrue is escorting a nervous Pam back towards her lab.
...Our original sponsor had no
stomach for military applications.
he cut the funding for our work -
Without your research, I could never
have come this far. Join me. The two
of us, entwined, side by side...
They have arrived at Pam's workshop. Woodrue opens the
127 INT. PAMELA'S WORKSHOP - CONTINUOUS
Join you? I've spent my life trying
to protect plants from extinction
and now you corrupt my research into
some maniacal scheme for world
domination. When I get through you
won't be able to get a job teaching
high school chemistry, do you hear
me, you psycho?
Well, I can respect your opinion.
Woodrue shoves Pam viciously backwards into the inter-
connected tables, plants and poisonous beasts raining
down on top of her.
Sadly, I'm not good at rejection.
Woodrue begins pulling shelves of cages and BUBBLING
beakers CRASHING down atop the struggling Pam, burying her
and all her specimens entirely.
I'm afraid you'll have to die.
128 WOODRUE - CLOSE. Smiles as the SOUNDS of Pam's struggle
are finally silenced. He turns, heading back into the
Fellow maniacs, bidding begins!
129 INT. BATCAVE - NIGHT
Bruce stands with Dick, now wrapped in a blanket, steaming
mug in hand, watching the main monitor.
Gotham University Labs. Security
video. Two years ago.
130 SCREEN - CLOSE. The image of a dazzling hi-tech lab-
oratory. A beautiful young woman (NORA FRIES) lays on
a gurney. A SCIENTIST works a bank of controls over a
SMOKING vat of cryonic solution. Handsome, the intense
gaze of genius, the man Freeze once was.
Dr. Victor Fries Two time Olympic
Decathelete. Nobel Prize winner in
molecular biology. After his wife
contracted a rare disease, McGregor's
Syndrome, he hoped to freeze her in
cryogenic sleep until he could
discover a cure. Here's where
everything goes north.
Alarms flash. A panel EXPLODES. Fries is BLOWN into the
vat of cryogenic solution.
That liquid is fifty below.
Fries SCREAMS, engulfed in the mists of the cryonic
solution, his skin now frozen, bluish, his hair brittle,
all but gone.
That's gotta hurt.
Somehow he survived. But the
cryoslution mutated his body.
131 The display shows a turning schematic of Fries.
What happened to his wife?
Presumed dead. No one knows.
The display now shows a turning Mr. Freeze. Compartments
in both suit sleeves are highlighted, flashing diamond
He needs extreme cold to survive.
His cryo-suit uses diamond enhanced
lasers to keep him at zero degrees.
Let me get this straight. A
brilliant citizen, disfigured by a
horrible accident, re-emerges as a
psychotic super-villain bent on
theft, revenge and destruction.
You see a pattern here?
< Maybe it's something in the water.
Bruce returns Dick's smile.
Well, if it's ice the iceman
132 INT. COSTUME VAULT - CONTINUOUS
Alfred stands near the costumes, clutching a console, a
man in intense pain. He lets the wave subside, regains his
133 INT. BATCAVE - CONTINUOUS
Alfred emerges as if nothing were wrong.
I need the Wayne Diamonds.
We gonna trap ourselves a snowman?
Absolutely. Just as soon as you take
ten hours training in the simulator.
Whoa, I made a mistake. I'm sorry.
Don't go all protective on me. It
won't happen again.
Dick, you were reckless. You could
have been killed.
I'm fine. See. Me. here. Alive.
How are we gonna work together if
you're never going to trust me?
Bruce stares at the two of them. He smiles a wry smile.
When did I become the bad guy?
134 INT. BACK STAIRCASE - WALKING
Bruce and Alfred travel the winding stair that leads from
the Batcave to the top of the house.
He's over-eager, impulsive. I can't
trust him not to get hurt.
Perhaps the truth is you don't
really trust anyone.
Don't tell me you're on his side.
Despite all your talents, you
are still a novice in the ways of family.
Dick follows the same ends as you but
gets there by his own course. You
must learn to trust him. For that
is the nature of family.
They step through a doorway into...
135 INT. ALFRED'S QUARTERS - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS
I trust you, Alfred.
Alfred seems oddly pained by Bruce's words.
But I shan't be here forever.
Bruce stares at Alfred a beat. But Alfred just smiles.
Good night, Master Bruce.
135A EXT. WAYNE MANOR - HALLWAY
Bruce EXITS his butler's room. Looks to the end of the
135B A YOUNGER BRUCE, no older than ten comes racing around
the corner, trips, tumbling to the wooden floor. Another
figure steps out behind him. ALFRED, decades younger, kneels
by the boy, brushing off his knees, giving the boy comfort.
135C BACK TO SCENE
BRUCE - CLOSE. Blinks away the images from the past, only the
fragile ghosts of memory, moves off down the empty hallway.
135D INT. ALFRED'S QUARTERS - NIGHT
Alfred sit at his computer, activates the screen. he
lifts a CD, slips in into the disk drive, begins to TYPE.
Override engaged. Copying protected
Alfred lifts a micro-recorder.
Still unable to reach you. have
vital information you must see...
136 SCREEN - CLOSE. The files Alfred is copying. Batmobile
design. Batsuit schematics. All downloading onto the small
137 EXT. SOUTH AMERICAN JUNGLE - PRISON MORTE - NIGHT
A full moon shines over the hidden complex.
138 INT. TENTED GREENHOUSE LAB
Woodrue stands at Pam's workstation, TALKING on his
portable phone as he rifles through her research.
Yes, sir, I'm so pleased you won the
bidding, Your Supreme Ruthlessness..
(OVER) Bane SCREAMS in the distance.
We're making the final modifications
on Bane right now. We'll have a
thousand super soldiers out to you
tomorrow by overnight mail...
139 He hangs up. HOLD on a patch of ivy in the b.g. Perfectly
still. Suddenly the leaves RUSTLE, as if being moved from
Woodrue turns as a figure BURSTS, fast, from beneath the
Magenta hair. Chlorophyll green eyes. Ravaged clothes
revealing the form and demeanor of a goddess. The woman
who was once Pamela Isley smiles, moves forward.
Dr. Isley? Pamela? You look great.
Especially for a dead woman.
Hello, Jason. I think I've had a
change of heart.
Her lips glisten. She leans in and kisses him.
Quite literally. I don't think I'm
human anymore. The animal-plant
toxins had a rather unique effect on
me. They replaced my blood with
aloe, my skin with chlorophyll and
fill my lips with Venom.
Woodrue begins to CHOKE. He falls, clutching his throat.
Oh, and Jason? One other thing.
Silly me, I probably should have
mentioned this earlier. I'm poison.
It's a jungle in here.
140 Pam spills beakers of chemicals onto the floor. She
throws a Bunsen burner to the ground, the lab suddenly in
Let the flames touch the sky. For I
am nature's arm, her spirit, her
will. Hell, I am mother nature.
The time has come for plants to take
back the world so rightfully ours.
Because it's not nice to fool with
Something catches Pam's eye. Pam lifts a broken beaker
On it, the Wanye Enterprises logo. (OVER) Bane SCREAMS
in the distance.
Coming, Bane darling. We've got a
plane to catch.
141 EXT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY - NIGHT
An abandoned ice cream factory built in the shape of a
snowman's face, a dripping cone stuck onto the giant
142 INT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY
Abandoned. Always freezing. Ice sculpture everywhere.
Freeze walks the bowels of the old factory.
ICEMEN in parkas and SNOW BUNNIES eat frozen dinners,
GUFFAWING as they watch TV. The SEXIEST BUNNY sidles up
MS. B. HAVEN
Freezy, I'm feeling...hot.
I find that unlikely.
MS. B. HAVEN
Okay, my hair is brittle, my skin
is dry and I don't care. I'd
weather blizzards to have you.
You're the most perfect man I've
To be frozen. To never change. A
life of perpetual ice-olation.
There is little perfection in that.
MS. B. HAVEN
What say we turn up the heat?
You're skating on thin ice. My
passion thaws for my bride alone.
MS. B. HAVEN
Forget your frosty femme. These lips
are wet and ready to get frostbite.
Hop away little bunny. Before I
cool your jets. Permanently.
The Bunny storms off.
I wonder how cold I can get my
Freeze's faithful aide, FROSTY, appears by his side.
Everyone is always having a good
time. Except me. Try as I might,
can find no pleasure. Perhaps my
heart truly has turned to ice.
143 Freeze lifts his gun and FIRES, freezing Frosty solid.
Well, that was fun. There's hope for
143A Freeze stares at his frozen aide a beat, changes the
setting on his gun and FIRES, a THAWING BEAM melting
Frosty so he stands now, soaked and dripping like a wet cat.
143B Freeze turns on his heel. Frosty follows him past
mounting files of research. Scrawled schematics An icy
Do you think I'm mad, Frosty?
(wringing out his sleeves)
That's really a judgment call, boss.
145 A flashing display on his suit watch reads LOW POWER.
Battling the bat exhausted my power.
From a safe, Freeze takes three small diamonds, place
them in the suit compartment. His power levels spike to
But I was successful nevertheless.
146 Freeze continues to a pedestal atop which sits a machine
powered by two giant diamonds. Slots for two more diamonds
are empty. He removes the giant stolen diamond from within
his tunic, place the gem in an empty third slot.
One more giant diamond of this size
and my freezing cannon will be
complete. I will hold Gotham ransom.
Unless the city bows to my demands,
it's winter forever here in goat-town.
The city fathers will have no choice
but to give me the billions I need
to complete my research, to find the
146 Freeze has come to a frozen wall.
Leave us. We need quality time.
148 As Frosty EXITS in the b.g., Freeze enters a walk-in
freezer, lifts a frozen dinner box. A SECRET VAULT opens.
Freezes steps into...
148A INT. FREEZE'S SUBTERRANEAN COLD VAULT
Within, a computerized glacier-like sarcophagus bears his
frozen wife, a snowflake pendant around her neck.
(touches the glass)
Soon we will be together once more.
Freeze turns towards his research, heading back to work.
Nothing frustrates a man like a
149 INT. LIMBO - NIGHT
Robin is fighting Mr. Freeze and his cronies. Robin
delivers a fast set of spinning kicks to the Thugs,
felling them like toys.
150 A Thug carrying a large diamond breaks free, racing away.
Robin leaps for the escaping Thug, putting his back to
151 Freeze raises his joined fists high above Robin's head,
coming down fast. Robin is done for.
152 Suddenly Batman swing out of the dark, his boots flying
into Freeze's chest, sending the villain hard to the
153 Batman drops to Freeze's chest, HAMMERS a series of
punches into his tunic, rendering him unconscious. Batman
looks up at Robin.
We'll be starting again now.
155 Just then Freeze's hand shoots up, grabbing Batman by the
Pause virtual reality simulation.
PUSH IN as Batman reaches towards his cowl. SCREEN WIPES
157 BRUCE WAYNE - CLOSE. Pulls off a pair of VR goggles.
Bruce and Dick, also in VR goggles, stand on an empty
platform in the back of the Batcave.
I got the diamond. Quell problemo, Bruce?
You left your back wide open. Freeze
could have killed you.
158 Dick demonstrates a spinning back kick that would have
dropped Freeze in his tracks.
I had it covered.
(OVER) A doorbell RINGS.
You know, in the circus, The Flying
Graysons were a team. We had to
trust each other. We had to count
on each person to do his part. That's
what being partners is all about.
159 Ambient lights come up in the cave.
Sometimes counting on someone else
is the only way to win.
(OVER) the doorbell RINGS again.
Dick heads for the door.
Couldn't we just for once pretend
that I'm the teacher and you're the
162 INT. WAYNE MANOR - FOYER - AFTERNOON
Columns of dancing sunlight fill the giant entryway. Dick
goes to the front door as Bruce meets Alfred emerging in
I must have dozed off. My sincerest
No apology necessary. That's the
first time in thirty years.
Bruce smiles, but he can't take his eyes off Alfred. The
butler seems pale, older than usual.
Mystery pizza delivery?
163 Dick opens the door. A young girl stands in the autumn
light, beautiful, dressed in prim, schoolgirl clothes,
Please be looking for me.
I'm so sorry to trouble you, but-
That's when the girl sports Alfred. The old man's eyes
164 Barbara rushes in, past Dick and Bruce, into the old
butler's arms. he holds her close. Bruce and Dick face
BRUCE & DICK
165 EXT. WAYNE ESTATE GARDENS - AFTERNOON - WALKING
Bruce, Alfred, Dick, and Barbara tour.
How long has it been, Uncle Alfred?
Barbara isn't really me niece, sir.
She's Joanna Clark's daughter.
Of course. Alfred still keeps your
mother's picture in his room.
Anybody want to tell us kids in the
cheap seats who Joanna Clark is?
Joanna and I were in love in London.
But when I realized our age difference
was too extreme -
Uncle Alfred left for America. Much
to my mother's dismay -
Eventually she married a young
166 EXT. WAYNE ESTATE - STABLES - WALKING - CONTINUOUS
Al's main squeeze. Is she here?
(off everyone's looks)
I'm about to scrape the bottom of my
shoe off my tongue, right?
My parents were killed in an auto
accident ten years ago. Alfred has
been supporting me ever since.
Secrets are a virtual prerequisite
in this house, don't you think?
I'm on break from-
Their new computer sciences
division. How did you know?
I recognized the accent.
167 They have come to the garage. A motorcycle sits out
What is it? It's beautiful.
The way the sun catches Barbara, she looks like an angel.
You can say that again.
It's a competition racer I've been
fixing up. Maybe one day I'll show
you how to ride.
You certainly will not.
Oh no, those things frighten me.
Well, I hope you'll stay with us.
There's a lovely inn just down --
All this luxury really isn't my
(still eyeing the bike)
I'd love to stay.
Then it's settled.
Oh, but, sir. So much goes on-
Don't be silly, Alfred.
After all, she's family.
170 EXT. GOTHAM AIRPORT - TARMAC _ NIGHT
A vintage DC-3 steams on the runway. Pilots descend the
Pamela Isley, dressed as a grieving window, supervises the
LUGGAGE HANDLERS' debarkation of a coffin. An immense
Be gentle. He's always been touchy.
Whatever you say, lady.
Pam watches the Handlers carry the coffin away. She turns,
walks off across the tarmac.
171 FAVOR THE BAGGAGE HANDLERS as they bear the coffin to the
He's always been touchy. Right.
172 A GIANT FIST CRASHES through the splintering lid. The
Handlers drop the coffin as a figure emerges. Bane,
wearing his full costume, his injector pack strapped to
Bane lifts a Handler, begins swinging him like a baseball
bat, sending the other Handlers flying.
173 EXT. AIRPORT - TARMAC
A LIMOUSINE sits at the edge of the runway. A lone
BUSINESSMAN approaches the waiting car. The DRIVER smiles,
opens the door. he Businessman climbs in to find...
174 INT. LIMO - NIGHT
Pam sits sprawled on the back seat, showing no small bit
There must be some mistake --
Silly darling, there's no need to
pretend in front of the driver.
She grabs his face kisses him passionately. She lets go,
the Businessman slumps to the seat. Dead.
Love hurts. In my case it kills.
175 THE REARVIEW MIRROR
176 The limo driver watches on. Suddenly a hand reaches in
SNAPPING his neck, drags out his body. Bane climbs into
the driver's seat.
Once around the park.
177 INT. ALFRED'S ROOM
The door is ajar. (OVER) a gentle KNOCK. Barbara pushes
inside, wearing a long terry robe.
The room is empty. She notices a pile of envelopes on the
ENVELOPES - CLOSE. All addressed to Wilfred Pennyworth.
Royal Court of Mirajanpore. All stamped RETURN TO SENDER.
I didn't know sneaking around was on
the curriculum at Oxbridge.
Barbara starts, turns. Alfred steps from the shadows in
I'm sorry, Uncle, I came to tuck you
You came to tuck me in. That's quite
(off the envelopes)
I am looking for my brother, Wilfred.
He is first butler to the Maharajah
of Mirajanpore. But Mirajanpore is a
floating court, it travels across
India, so Wilfred can be rather
difficult to find.
178 Alfred TAPS his computer keyboard.
179 SCREEN - CLOSE. Full motion images of a resplendent royal
court, carried entirely on the back of elephants.
I guess they don't have fax machines
I have been trying to reach Wilfred
with no success. As one grows older,
one yearns for family.
It's good to see you again, Uncle.
I've missed you.
As I've missed you.
(kissing her head)
Sleep well, child.
Barbara heads out, closing the door behind her.
180 INT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
Barbara walks to her room. She pauses, waiting for the
light under Alfred's door to go out. Then she disappears
181 INT. WAYNE MANOR - BARBARA'S ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Barbara whips off her robe. Underneath, a tight black
leather motorcycle outfit. She begins pulling on sleek
182 EXT. WAYNE MANOR - NIGHT _ CONTINUOUS
A knotted climbing rope tumbles out of one of the windows.
A figure expertly descends into the courtyard below.
Turns, face now visible in the moonlight. Barbara.
183 INT. WAYNE MANOR GARAGE - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS
Kids collect Matchbox and Corgi. Billionaires collect the
real thing. Barbara ENTERS, cloaked in the shadows, moves
stealthfully past the myriad cards until she comes to the
row of motorcycles.
She stops at a sleek competition bike, climbs on, pulling a
racing helmet from her back-pack, expertly kick-starts the
184 Barbara rides out through the open garage into the
185 INT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY - NIGHT
Freeze is standing at his computerized work-station,
entering data into the keyboard.
Maybe this time, this new formula,
will return you to me.
Freeze hits a switch. A beat. Then an ALERT panel flashes a
simple message: TEST FAILURE.
Freeze SLAMS the console with his fist.
FOLLOW FREEZE as he rises, walks through the open door
185A INT. FREEZE'S VAULT - NIGHT
Freeze stares up at his wife in her frozen sarcophagus,
fighting back the tears.
No cure tonight, my love. Forgive
me. But soon, I promise you. Soon.
186 INT. LIMOUSINE - DAY
Morning. Bane drives. Ivy sits in the back seat, applying
brown contact lenses, donning a dark wig. Pamela Isley
(to the Charlie jingle)
Kind of Hip, kind of Wow, Ivy. Kind
of Free, kind of Now, Ivy.
187 EXT. GOTHAM OBSERVATORY - DAY _ESTABLISHING
A stone and copper observatory in the process of being
restored, set atop the banks above the Gotham River and
the city beyond.
188 INT. OBSERVATORY
An immense circular hall under construction. Within, a
partially installed telescope. Bruce stands flanked by
his stunningly beautiful date (JULIE MADISON), a SCIENTIST
and his ASSOCIATE, all on a podium backed by blueprints,
facing the PRESS.
My father once told me that to
succeed we need only pick our
star and follow it. And so Wayne
Enterprises is donating the world's
most advanced telescope to Gotham's
Observatory Restoration Project.
Perhaps this telescope will give
future generations a chance to
find their own stars.
Brucy, is it true this new telescope
can see all around the globe?
Yes, if you'll watch the monitors -
189 A MONITOR BANK - CLOSE. A graphic of the earth.
Equidistant satellites in geosyncronous orbit are
Satellites already in orbit allow us
to reflect light around the planet.
ON SCREEN - A graphic ray of light is reflected from a
satellite over Australia, to a satellite over the U.S.,
and then beamed to a graphic of the Gotham-based telescope.
From here we'll be able to see the
sky anywhere on earth.
Just don't point it at my bedroom.
Brucy, you and the exquisite Julie
Madison have been going out forever.
Are you planning to tie the knot?
Get married? me? No...
Umm. What I mean is...no plans at
Ah...Sooner or later...all
relationships evolve and...
Can I get some help over here?
Julie smiles, turns to the PRESS. the very picture of
Bruce and I are lucky enough to be
recklessly in love. And that is
most certainly enough for us.
FOLKS LAUGH, charmed.
Now, if you'll all follow me, I'll
show you the central control grid...
The Scientist and Associate tour Julie and the Press around
the telescope, leaving Bruce to confer with two of his Aides.
Pam, hair in a bun, face behind glasses, cloaked in a
frumpy suit, is standing behind two door GUARDS.
She doesn't have a pass, sir.
BRUCE smiles, waves off the guards with a gesture.
They're overly protective. You're
Not going to hurt me are you, Ms...
Dr. Pamela Isley.
What can I do for you, Doctor? A
research grant? A hospital wing?
Actually, I already work for you.
Or did. Your arboreal preservation
project in South America.
We cut our support. A conflict of
ideologies. Dr. Woodrue was a lunatic.
I see you knew him.
That lab was consumed by fire last
week. how did you manage to escape?
I have here a proposal showing how
Wayne Enterprises can immediately
cease all actions that toxify our
Bruce takes the proposal, scans it. Pam's eyes shine
Forget the stars. Look here, at the
Earth, our mother, our womb. She
deserves our loyalty and protection.
And yet you spoil her lands, poison
her oceans, blacken her skies.
You're killing her.
Your intentions are noble, but no
diesel fuel for heat. No coolants to
preserve food. Millions would die of
cold and hunger alone.
Acceptable losses in a battle to save
People come first, Dr. Isley.
191 The tour has returned. Pam turns to the Press.
Begins to soapbox.
Mammals. So smug in your towers of
stone and glass. A day of reckoning
is coming. The same plants and
flowers that saw you crawl blind
from the primordial soup will
reclaim this planet. Earth will
be a garden again. Somehow, some
way, I will bring your man-made
civilization to its knees and
there will be no one to protect you.
Pam's tirade is so extreme, folks around her LAUGH.
You must be new in town. In Gotham
City, Batman and Robin protect us.
Even from plants and flowers.
Perhaps you'd like to meet them.
Bruce nods and an Aide hands Pam an invitation.
192 INVIATION - CLOSE. Batman and Robin to appear at the
The caped crusaders are helping us
auction off a prized diamond to
raise money for the Gotham Botanical
Gardens. Just a few mammals doing
what we can for our world's plants.
So, Brucy, will the delicious Ms. Madison
be your date for the flower ball tonight?
Tell me, billionaire, would you warm
faster to my pleas if I looked more
like Ms. January here?
Although the Wayne Foundation is
hosting the event, sadly I will be
unable to attend. Thank you all.
Good day, Doctor.
Pam watches him go, trailed by press. Peers at her invitation.
Batman and Robin. Militant arm of
the warm-blooded oppressors. Animal
protectors of the status quo. First
I'll rid myself of the fur and
feathered pests. And then Gotham
will be mine for the greening.
193 INT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY
194 Nora and Victor Fries kiss at their wedding altar. The
195 video images change to show the couple playing with a
196 puppy. Nora LAUGHS as her husband crowds beside her. He
EXITS frame, hands her something.
Oh, Victor, it's beautiful.
Nora holds her snow-flake necklace up for the camera.
Places it around her neck, smiling up tot he warm summer
197 PULL BACK TO REVEAL
Freeze sits watching the images on his screen.
'Scuse me, chief. I got something
her you might want to see.
198 Frosty stands in the door, newspaper in hand. Without
shifting his gaze, Freeze lifts his freezing gun, FIRES.
I hate it when people talk during
199 Freeze continues staring at the screen. Finally the happy
images are just too much for him. He FIRES his gun at the
screen, the picture EXPLODING into flying shards of light.
One more diamond, my love. One more.
200 Freeze rises. he breaks off the cover of the frozen paper
201 in Frosty's hand. PAPER-CLOSE. Wayne Donates Diamond to
202 EXT. GOTHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS - NIGHT
An immense glass greenhouse set atop the roof of a mighty
skyscraper. Elegant guests mill admist the stars.
203 INT. GOTHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS - GREENHOUSE - NIGHT
A hanging banner reads GOTHAM CHARITY FLOWER BALL. A
GIANT BEAST MASK covers the entrance. DRUMMERS STOMP on
congo drums. GUESTS dress as flowers. TWO COSTUMED
GORILLAS romp about the room.
203A Batman and Robin stand by the stage.
You think Freeze will take the bait?
He'll be here.
203B ATOP THE STAIRS. The two Gorillas have converged on the
DRUMMERS. One begins dancing around, covertly KNOCKING
the drummers unconscious with his paws.
204 ON STAGE. The MC walks out, followed by Gossip Gerty.
Ladies and Gentlemen. Gossip Gerty
of Good Morning Gotham and I welcome
you to the gem of our evening.
204 Two armed guards emerge bearing a palette upon which
hangs a silver necklace supporting a perfect, grapefruit
The famed Heart of Isis, on loan
from the Collection of my close,
personal friend Bruce Wayne.
The MC gestures and several woman step forward dressed as
flowers, each more strikingly gorgeous than the next.
Tonight, on auction, an opportunity
to dine with one of our fabulous
flowers, the famed diamond draped
around her neck.
Ooo, look at all these luscious
lovelies. let's start the bidding.
Ten thousand for Chrysanthemum.
Twenty thousand for Lilac.
Thirty thousand for Rose.
Boys, please. Show some gusto.
205 THE TOP OF THE STAIRS. ONE GORILLA begins to BEAT the
drums. The other removes her paw mitts. Her gorilla's
head. From within her gorilla costume, steps a vision.
Skin tight green costume made of leaves. Green boots and
mask. magenta hair. Glowing green eyes. Meet POISON IVY,
simply the most beautiful woman known to man.
205A ROBIN-CLOSE. Smiles.
Gorilla my dreams.
206 Ivy lifts her green gloved hands, both filled with piles
of sparkling dust, blows the powder over the startled
207 FOLLOW THE DUST as it spins out in fairy-like spirals,
curling through the crowd.
208 THE CROWD - VARIOUS SHOTS. Folks blink their eyes,
suddenly bewitched, as Ivy tilts backwards, falling into
the arms of several jungle clad men on the ballroom floor.
209 IVY saunters over a bridge made of the backs of kneeling
men, through the parting crowd, towards Batman and Robin.
And you are...
Poison. Poison Ivy.
210 BATMAN - CLOSE. Dazed. Like a man who's drunk a quart of
love potion. He takes her hand.
Why not send junior to bed early, I
could come and take your measurements?
Ivy turns now to Robin, offers the other hand. She blows
another volley of dust into Robin's face.
On the other hand, youth does have
its advantages. Endurance. Stamina.
211 ROBIN - CLOSE. Also suddenly smitten, perhaps even
Why settle for second place? Robin
is a sidekick, a junior partner. If
we were a team, you'd be the star.
Forget the geriatric bat. Come, join
me, my garden needs tending.
The two help her up onto stage. She turns to the
I'll take it from here, pal.
Ivy lifts the diamond, places it around her neck.
Some lucky boy's about to hit the
honey pot. I'll include an evening
of my company for the winner. I'll
bring everything you see here. Plus
everything you don't.
(off Batman and Robin)
And I'll bring my imagination.
50 thousand for Poison Ivy - -
100 thousand for Poison Ivy - -
One million - -
You own it.
Two million - -
The two lock eyes.
You don't have two million.
Three million - -
I'll borrow it from you.
Four million - -
You two boys aren't going to fight
over little old me, are you?
Batman reaches to his utility belt, draws a batarang.
Five million - -
Robin reaches to his utility belt, pulls a throwing bird.
Six million - -
Is it getting nippy in here?
212 THE TEETH of the giant mask EXPLOSE as Freeze's truck
213 SMASHES into the room from an elevated bridge beyond.
214 Standing atop the vehicle, backed by swirling mists,
Freeze, his Icemen following behind.
(drawing his gun)
Did I use the wrong door again?
215 Batman hurls his batarang, knocking Freeze's pistol free.
Batman and Robin race forward, engulfed by the rushing
force of Icemen.
HIS PISTOL flies into the hands of one of the Guests. A THUG
rams the Guest from behind, the gun bouncing into the air.
215A A swarm of armed SECURITY GUARDS and GUESTS swamp Freeze.
When technology fails...brute force.
215C FREEZE moves like lightning, SMASHING guards with mighty
punches, WHIPPING guests flying across the room.
FREEZE'S PISTOL bounces from Guest, to Thug, to Guest like
a wildly fumbled football, a Thug finally tipping the soar-
ing gun back towards Freeze.
Alright, everyone, chill!
216 Freeze FIRES, turning a few guests and several exotic
flower arrangements into ice.
I should have been a decorator.
217 Freeze starts for the stage.
218 BATMAN and ROBIN are in mid-melee, fighting off an army
219 Batman SMASHES one Thug three times in the chin.
220 Robin does a spinning side kick to another approaching
villain, then ducks, sending one villain crashing into
221 Batman grabs a Thug, throws him to Robin, who punches
him back to Batman who punches him back to Robin.
222 Both punch him simultaneously, the Thug flying back
through the air. They begin fighting their way towards
223 FREEZE climbs onto the stage to face Poison Ivy.
Let me guess, Plant Girl? Vine Lady?
Listen, Captain Cold, the suit, maybe,
even though silver went out in the
70's. But those boots are unforgivable.
What is it with men?
I'd love to stand here all day and
exchange fashion tips but I'm kind
of pressed for time. So hand over
the diamond, Garden Gal, or I turn
you into mulch.
Ivy pulls a handful of dust from her belt-pouch, blows it
towards him. The dust swirls around his helmet. Ivy
Pheromone dust. Designed to heat a
man's blood. Doesn't work on the
cold hearted. Now, if you please...
Freeze extends his gloved hand.
Well, if you insist.
Ivy hands him the diamond.
Clever little clover.
224 Just then one of the Thugs flies across the room,
SHASHING into the back of the stage.
That's my exit cue.
FREEZE races for his truck.
225 BATMAN and ROBIN dispatch the last Iceman, make for the
You have eleven minutes to thaw those
226 Batman and Robin race after the escaping Freeze and his
227 Ivy stares after them. She lifts a small souvenir. A tiny
glass globe that says Welcome To Gotham. Shakes the
bauble, the tiny city within suddenly covered by snow.
Gordon appears behind her.
Miss Ivy, you've just met one of
the most sinister men in Gotham.
That's no man. That's a God!
Gordon moves off as the second Gorilla arrives on stage,
removes his mask. Bane.
Enough monkey business. We've got
work to do.
228 EXT. GOTHAM CITY - NIGHT
A GIANT STATUE stands amidst Gotham's sky-scrapers.
Freeze in his Ice Truck, two Crony Trucks behind him,
race up the interconnecting bridges that crisscross
229 INT. FREEZE'S TRUCK
FREEZE - POV. Gothamites veer their cars off the roadway in
his path as Freeze spots the statue. He reaches for his dashboard.
Freeze hits a flashing gun-shaped button on the dash.
230 EXT. FREEZE'S TRUCK - NIGHT
A giant freeze-gun atop the truck FIRES.
231 EXT. GOTHAM ROOFTOPS - NIGHT
THE STATUE'S HEAD - CLOSE. Freezes, the neck of the giant
figure EXPLODING in a storm of ice.
232 FREEZE'S TRUCK swerves off the road, leaping through the
hole in the statue's neck and racing onto its shoulder.
His Crony trucks follow, all racing away down the statue's
233 THE BATMOBILE AND THE REDBIRD follow in close pursuit,
BLOWING through the hole in the statue's neck.
234 INT. BATMOBILE
BATMAN - POV. The Freeze vehicles are heading towards the
hand of the statue. Batman hits a button.
235 MONITOR - CLOSE. Flashing schematics of the various
trajectories of the Freeze vehicles and their imminent
jumps from the hand, over the abyss of the city, to the
lower rooftops beyond.
Pull back. You can't make the jump.
236 EXT. REDBIRD
I can make it.
237 EXT. STATUE'S ARM
The Batmobile is shooting down the arm, the Redbird close
I can make it.
Robin SHOOTS a wheelie, overtaking the Batmobile.
239 INT. BATMOBILE
Redbird control codes.
240 MONITOR - CLOSE. Schematics for the Redbird flash.
241 EXT. REDBIRD - NIGHT
Robin's engine warning-light goes on. The motor begins to
DIE. The abyss is coming up fast. Robin side-grounds the
242 EXT. STATUE'S HAND - NIGHT
Freeze and his cronies split towards the separate fingers.
243 SUPER-THRUSTERS fire and Freeze's truck clears the jump,
landing on the sloping roof on the other side of the
244 His Crony Trucks follow, taking different fingers, flying
into the air towards the rooftops beyond. Not high enough.
246 EXT. ROOFTOP ABYSS - NIGHT
One Crony truck BLOWS into an elevated billboard, the other
EXPLODING into the opposing building.
246A EXT. ROOFTOPS
Freeze's truck hits the roof, breaks SCREECHING, spinning
180 degrees, his freeze gun now pointing back over the abyss.
247 EXT. STATUE'S HAND
The Redbird slides dangerously close to the end of the
finger and the abyss below, finally coming to a halt as
248 the Batmobile ROCKETS its engine and roars past, flying
over the chasm.
249 ROBIN stands on the fingertip, SHOUTING his rage into
250 EXT. ROOFTOPS ABYSS
The Batmobile soars over the abyss towards Freeze's truck.
251 INT. FREEZE'S TRUCK - NIGHT
It's a cold town.
Freeze hits the flashing gun-shaped button on the dash.
252 EXT. FREEZE'S TRUCK - NIGHT
The freeze-gun FIRES its deadly blast, hitting the
252A EXT. STATUE'S HAND - NIGHT
Robin watches as the flying Batmobile begins to ice over
from Freeze's cryonic blast.
254 INT. BATMOBILE
The controls are frozen. A monitor flashes: SYSTEMS
255 BATMAN - POV. The windscreen is covering with ice.
257 EXT. ROOFTOP ABYSS
The Batmobile is falling across the abyss like frozen
sculpture. Suddenly the windscreen EXPLODES as Batman is
catapulted through the glass like a torpedo, flying into
the air high above the busy city.
257A EXT. LOWER ROOFTOPS
The frozen Batmobile drops to the safety of the rooftops on
the other side of the abyss.
258 EXT. NIGHT SKY
Batman flips, angling down, WHIPPING his cape open like
the wings of a giant dark angel, riding the urban winds
in a racing glide towards Freeze's truck below.
260 INT. FREEZE'S TRUCK - NIGHT
261 THE SHADOW OF THE BAT falls over the open cab of Freeze's
262 FREEZE - POV. Batman, cape extended, soars directly over
263 EXT. FREEZE'S TRUCK
Batman SMASHES through the glass driver's dome, wrenching
Freeze out of the cab, and soaring towards...
267 EXT. LOWER ROOFTOP
Batman lands standing in the moonlight, a stunned Freeze
rolling out of his cape, diamond still in hand.
I'm putting you on ice.
268 EXT. WAYNE MANOR - NIGHT - VFX
The moonlit mansion sits on its clifftop perch above the
river. PUSH IN as a portion of the cliff BURNS AWAY TO
269 INT. BATCAVE - NIGHT
Bruce and Dick argue.
I could have made the jump.
You could have splattered your
brains on the side of the building.
This is no partnership. You're never
going to trust me.
Trust you? You can't even keep
your head on the job. All you could
think about was Poison Ivy.
You just can't stand that she
might have wanted me instead of
you; that's your idea of friendship,
isn't it, Bruce? You have to have
everything. Your house. Your rules.
Your way or the highway. It's
Batman and Robin not Robin and
Batman. I'm sick of it.
Dick is right up in Bruce's face.
Yes it's my rules. My rules that
keep us alive. And if you want to
stay in this house and on this
team then you'll abide by them.
270 INT. ALFRED'S QUARTERS - NIGHT
Alfred is completing a cassette tape.
I have tried every address I
know for you. I am praying this
reaches you. We have very little
Alfred puts the tape in the envelope. (OVER) a KNOCK.
Congratulations on your
apprehension of Mr. Freeze. Batman
monopolized the evening news.
But the billionaire seems anything but celebratory.
Is there something wrong, sir?
Alfred, am I pigheaded? Is it always
my way or the highway?
Why, yes, actually. Death and chance
stole your parents. But rather than
become a victim, you have done
everything in your power to control
the fates. For what is Batman if
not an effort to master the chaos
that sweeps our world, an attempt
to control death itself.
270A BRUCE - POV. Out the window, young Bruce and Alfred lay
wreaths on a windy grave. Alfred puts his arm around the
boy, holds him close.
270B BACK TO SCENE
But I can't can I?
No, my boy. I'm afraid none of us can.
271 INT. WAYNE MANOR GARAGE - NIGHT
The competition bike's headlight goes out.
Barbara walks the bike steahtlfully back into the garage.
273 A HAND touches her shoulder. Barbara moves fast, flipping
the assailant over her shoulder in an expert judo move.
274 She spins to face...Dick. Floored in every sense of the
word. Barbara's demeanor suddenly changes. All school
Oh. I'm so sorry. I'd just never
seen anything like it. So massive.
I took it out for a spin. I do so
hope I didn't inconvenience you.
(off his look)
Ah yes, the outfit. For a...costume
party. Just trying it out. One never
knows how leather will wear.
(helping him up)
Judo lessons at school, you know.
All the rage, really. I suppose
they've taken better than I thought.
Again, my greatest of pardons.
She's gone before Dick has a chance to speak. he stares
after her. All is not as it seems in Wayne Manor.
275 EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM - NIGHT
Moonlight illuminates the familiar castle out of
276 INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM CORRIDOR
Several ARMED GUARDS are rolling a giant sub-zero refrig-
erator on a gurney, the door chained and padlocked shut.
Freeze is jammed inside, face visible through the torn off
freezer compartment door.
You're the common cold. And we're
the cure. Welcome home, frost face.
Allow me to break the ice. My name
is Freeze. Learn it well for it is
the chilling sound of your doom.
277 INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM - FREEZE'S CELL - NIGHT
Glowing rings on the floor and ceiling project a shimmer-
ing column of snowing cold within the center of the room.
Two GUARDS dump a suitless Freeze out of his frigidaire
prison onto the floor, begin dragging him into the cold field.
278 Freeze throws off the Guards in a sudden fury, SMASHING
one in the head with closed fists, kicking the other in the face.
279 He rushes for the door. Mistake. As his body passes out
of the hypothermic field, he tumbles to his knees, his
skin turning gray as he begins to wither and die.
Look at him stew. How do you like
your bad guy, medium or well done?
280 The Guards stand over him, Laughing as he crawls back
over the filed threshold. His color begin to return to
Get used to it. You're gonna be here
a very long time.
Freeze looks up at the Guard who stands now at the wall
sink, washing his hands. A beat. Then Freeze smiles.
I'm afraid not. You see the means
of my liberation is in your hands.
Sadly, you will not live to see it.
281 EXT. GOTHAM ALLEY - NIGHT
The entrance to an abandoned Turkish bath-house. Ivy and
Bane approach a boarded-up portal.
Batface and Birdbrain turned out to
be more resistant to my love dust
than expected. No matter, I'll give
them a stronger dose. Next time,
they'll literally be dying for me.
282 Bane SMASHES through the wooden boards with joined fists,
two by fours splintering like balsa. They disappear inside.
283 INT. BLOSSOM STREET TURKISH BATHS - NIGHT
Abandoned. Mid-eastern furniture crumbles. Slaves and
sycophants cover the walls, weeping color.
A fixer-upper, yes. But with a
certain homey charm.
That's when the shadows in the cave begin to move. One
slips across the doorway. More appear on all sides,
Ah, a minus. Current tenants.
One figure steps into a column of moonlight. Pale. The
toughest of urban predators. These are a gang of punks
called the GOLUMS.
Hello yourself. I love this place. I
hope it's priced to sell.
We love you. You look good enough to
Oh, that I am. Come and get me.
If you can.
The Golums close in. IVY SLAMS the activation stud on
284 BANE - CLOSE. Venom is pumped from his backpack through
the tubes on his back into his skull.
285 The Golums attack. But Bane hurls them off like animals.
Kick and beats them, tossing them into walls, until the
survivors race away.
For the strong, silent type, you are
most persuasive. Let's redecorate.
(crossing the baths)
First, the light is all wrong.
286 Bane rips a hanging board from the ceiling, the old
wooden planks tumbling to the floor, sudden moonlight
streaming in from above.
Also, what is this floor?
287 Bane stomps the floor, now revealing the dirt beneath.
Au natural. Still, I've always
hankered for something on the water.
288 Bane SMASHES a water main with his foot, irrigating the
Now a little color. It took God
seven days to create paradise.
Ivy withdraws a handful of tiny seeds from Bane's satchel.
Let's see if I can do better.
289 Ivy drops the tiny plants on the ground. They begin to
sprout into vines that spawn fast-budding flowers.
Ivy lifts the Welcome to Gotham Bauble in her hand.
Bane, I've found a fellow who strikes
my fancy. A cool customer, yes. Icy
demeanor, no question. But I detect
a certain ruthless charm I may be
able to use to my advantage.
(off the dead thugs)
290 INT. WAYNE MANOR - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
Candlelit. A table set for two. Alfred fills Bruce's wine
goblet, walks away. His forehead beads with sweat. A man
291 BRUCE - POV. Across the table sits Ivy. She licks her
Bruce blinks. Looks again. Not Ivy at all but Julie.
You're not even listening to me.
What? I'm sorry. You were saying...
We've been going out over a year
now and...Okay, here goes. Bruce,
I want to spend my life with you.
Ivy saunters up behind Bruce, runs her hands down his chest.
Bruce rises, shaking off the vision. Goes over to Julie.
Julie, I'm not the marrying kind.
There are things about me you
I know you're a dedicated bachelor.
That you've had a your wild nights.
Wild doesn't exactly cover it.
But there's nothing you've done
under the cover of darkness I
couldn't learn to understand.
I wouldn't bet on that.
I'm betting on you. You'll make
someone a good husband one day.
But I can't wait around forever.
Don't answer now. Just think it
Here's some food for thought.
They kiss passionately. Bruce opens his eyes. He's kissing
Ivy. He recoils. But it's only Julie before him, looking
You just called me Ivy. Who's Ivy?
I wish I knew.
292 INT. BATCAVE - ROBIN'S COSTUME VAULT - NIGHT
(OVER) loud MUSIC. Various magazine covers of Robin. Dick
is at his computer terminal, staring at a monitor.
293 MONITOR - CLOSE. A newsphoto of the flower ball
Enhance detail, 14 to 19.
A corner of the screen is highlighted, the IMAGE expands.
Who are you?
(OVER) an ALARM SOUNDS. The screen suddenly changes to an
IMAGE of Barbara climbing out of her window, rappelling down
an exterior wall.
Alert! Unauthorized motion within
Dick is up fast, heading for the door.
295 INT. WAYNE MANOR GARAGE - NIGHT - MINUTES LATER
Barbara has donned her leathers once again. She mounts the
competition bike. Kick-starts the ENGINE, peeling out into
Dick rolls another racer out of hiding in the shadows. Pulls on
his racking helmet. He kicks his ENGINE and starts after her.
296 EXT. GOTHAM ALLEY - NIGHT
Groups of motorcycle gangs have gathered. Each is represented
by a single racer. Leather clad. Costumed. Dyed hair. Pierced
faces. Boys and girls for whom speed is a drug, the streets their
Barbara pulls up her bike. A rider (BANKER) looks her up
What's the entry fee?
Barbara nods, hands the cash. Another biker (SPIKE) steps
You got a handle?
Folks call me Three-Jump.
You're the babe won the tunnel run
two nights ago. That was trike
racing. This is the big time. Maybe
you should ride my hog instead.
How about a side bet?
As Spike and Barbara move in line beside the other racers,
another helmeted racer emerges from the shadows to pay his
entry fee. His face hidden by his helmet, Barbara can't
see that it's Dick.
The racers, all helmeted, are in their starting positions.
Engines are REVVED. Banker raises a pistol in the air and
298 Bikers SHOOT into the street. Some go over the tops of
299 cars, others across the tops of stoops. Barbara watches as a
biker beside her careens into an EXPLODING pile of trash cans.
300 Two bikers are going neck and neck towards a racing
301 truck. They split at the last instant, fly up off parked
302 cars, then hit the ground, one SPINNING OUT, the other
taking a position at the front of the pack.
303 Barbara, Spike, two others hold the lead, leaving the
rest in the dust. One of the bikers hits an oil skid,
flies into a FIREBALL.
304 THE FINISH LINE is a series of flashing yellow warning
beacons atop the incomplete construction of a draw-bridge
in the near distance.
The race is down to three, Barbara, Spike and a third
biker, all racing now onto the bridge, riveted steel
beneath their wheels.
305 THE FINISH LINE is coming up fast, and just beyond the
line of flashing cones, an abyss separating the two as yet
unconnected sides of the bridge. The trick is to cross the
finish line first, but not so fast you can't brake before
going over the edge into the water below.
306 Spike is trying to keep up. But he's coming up on the
finish line too fast for his taste.
307 He hits his BRAKES, slowing, falling out of position.
Barbara looks across to see the racer on the other side.
Barbara can't see his face, but it's Dick.
308 The finish line is coming up fast. Instead of braking,
both GUN their ENGINES.
309 THE FINISH LINE - CLOSE. Barbara flies over the line,
Dick a hair behind her, and then both shoot over the edge
of the unfinished bridge, into the air, soaring high above
310 Dick's front wheel hits the metal roadway on the other
side of the gap, spinning rubber catching steel.
311 Barbara's front wheel hits the edge badly, rolling
312 Dick spins over his shoulder, sees what's happening.
Barbara's bike is losing purchase, slipping backwards
over the edge.
313 Dick ditches his still moving bike and helmet, rolling
off on tucked shoulder, leaping towards the edge as
Barbara's bike finally slips, she and her hog tumbling
downwards into the abyss.
314 Dick's jump sends him over the edge, hands extended, feet
catching the lip of the bridge, hand grabbing Barbara's
ankle, her bike plummeting beneath her as her helmet falls
into the water below.
315 Dick hangs by one foot, holding a dangling Barbara by her
So, this is where you hang out.
316 EXT. GOTHAM BRIDGE - NIGHT
Barbara stands in the b.g. receiving her winnings from
Banker and Spike. Dick rights his bike as she approaches.
I could have made it, you know. I
didn't need your help.
Whatever you say, lady. It's all in
a day's work for me.
Barbara tries to hand Dick her winnings.
This is to replace the bike I lost.
I'll get you the rest.
Of course, Dick Grayson, ward of
the fabulously wealthy Bruce Wayne.
Why would you need a few hundred
Hey, what's your problem?
I guess, the truth is I'm just not
comfortable with the idle rich. Even
when they try to act like heroes.
Dick pats the back of his seat.
Well you better get comfortable real
fast, sister. Cause we've only got
one bike and it's a long walk home.
319 INT. WAYNE MANOR - GARAGE
Dick and Barbara dismout.
I started racing after my parents
died. There was something about the
speed, the danger, that took me out
of myself, that made the hurt
go away. You wouldn't understand.
You'd be surprised.
Street racing isn't exactly an
acceptable major at Oxbridge. They
kicked me out. it doesn't matter.
I've won enough money to do what
I've always dreamed.
Just don't tell me you're hoping to
run away and join the circus.
They head towards the entrance tot he house.
Alfred has supported me my whole
life. Now I'm going to pay him back.
I'm going to liberate him from his
dismal life of servitude.
What are you talking about?
Servants, Masters, it's ridiculous.
Alfred is the sweetest, most noble
man alive and he's subjugated all
his life and dreams to someone else.
320 INT. WAYNE MANOR - FOYER - WALKING - CONTINUOUS
Alfred and Bruce are like family.
Paying someone to prepare your
meals and do your laundry and
clean your dishes, you call that
Alfred's happy here.
You honestly don't know, do you?
You can't even see what's in
front of your own eyes.
They've reached the main stair. Dick stares at her
Look at his skin. At how he's hiding
the pain all the time. Can't you see
it? Alfred's sick.
And with that, Barbara disappears upstairs. Dick stares
Alfred's not sick.
Bruce steps from the shadows. Sits now at the foot of the
He's dying. And I can't deal with it.
But he's never said a word-
You know Alfred. He'd never say
Anything. But I can tell. Until
you came along, Alfred was the
only family I ever had. Without
him, I don't know how I would
have survived. He saved my life,
Dick. And I've never told him.
Talk to him, Bruce. There's nothing
worse than losing someone without
telling them how you feel.
I'm scared, Dick. Maybe for the
first time in my life. I'm really
321 INT. ARCKHAM ASYLUM - FREEZE'S CELL - NIGHT
Freeze stands within the anti-thermic field, crafting a
tiny ice sculpture of his wife. He lifts the miniature
gearworks from an alarm clock, places the ice sculpture
atop of it, the statuette beginning to turn. He covers the
figure with a drinking glass.
Hey Icehead, you got a visitor.
A GUARD stands by the door.
Your sister's here to see you.
323 FREEZE - CLOSE. Puzzled.
The Second Guard ENTERS, followed by a woman in a cloak.
None other than Poison ivy.
324 INT. ARKHAM LOCK-UP - NIGHT
A tiny basement room with a single barred window where
prisoner's effects are kept. Mannequins display familiar
costumes, Joker's, Riddler's, Freeze's.
325 A GUARD sits against the wall, watching TV. Suddenly two
fists SMASH through the cement wall and grab the chair,
wrenching the seated Guard through the wall in a storm of
Bane ENTERS, walks to Freeze's suit.
326 INT. FREEZE'S CELL
The two Guards stand by the console as the door seals
Don't mind us, ma'am. You can converse
But Pam isn't interested in Freeze, instead walks to the
Oh, I don't mind you at all.
Pam begins a saunter around the room, shedding her cloak
to reveal her skintight Ivy costume.
You're not that attractive. Pretty
average I'd say. But your fantasies
aren't average, are they?
327 INT. ARKHAM HALLWAY - HALLWAY
(OVER) ALARMS. Bane, rolling Freeze's suit in a shopping
cart, barrels down the hallway, KNOCKING Guards and
Doctors into walls.
328 INT. FREEZE'S CELL
Pam's saunter has brought her back to the two mesmerized
Men. The most absurd of all God's
creatures. We give you life and we
can take it back just as easily.
She holds one Guard's chin in each hand. Leans in to kiss
What if I told you one kiss from me
would kill you?
I really am to die for.
She kisses first one, then the other. They CHOKE, fall.
Well, I, my most unabominable
snowman, have been impressed by you.
In fact I propose a pairing. So I'm
here to set you free.
An enticing offer. But what does the
lady want in return?
Let's cool it for now. There's
someone I want you to meet.
330 Ivy presses a button and the door slides open. Bane
runs in, wheeling Freeze's suit. Ivy seals the door
Ah, a laundry service that delivers.
Bane rolls the cart across the cryonic field. Freeze
begins to dress.
I love that belt. What are you,
about a fifty Big and Tall?
I always go a size smaller. Makes
me look slimmer.
331 FREEZE - POV. His watch like status display shows his
power supply. Dangerously low. Auxiliary Power Only.
Freeze opens his sleeve compartments. Empty.
They've confiscated my generator
diamonds. I'm running on empty.
332 (OVER) the SHOUTS of approaching Guards. The flame of a
laser torch begins to cut around the side of the front
333/ IVY hits the Venom pump. Bane lifts his fists and tries
334 to SHASH the far wall. It doesn't break.
335 (OVER) the SHOUTS of more Guards coming down the hall.
Freeze reaches for his holster. Empty.
No gun. How disarming.
I wonder if I can get a cell with
a view of the gardens?
Dear daisy, don't despair.
336 Freeze walks to a sink set into the cell wall. He turns
on the water. Freeze cracks his gauntlet seal, cryo-gas
Always winterize your pipes.
337 Freeze aims the gas jet at the spigot. PIPES around the
room begin to freeze, bulging with the cold, frozen water
within them splitting metal, rushing towards, CRACKING,
the stone wall.
338 EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM - NIGHT
The wall of Freeze's turreted isolation tower begins to
339 INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM - FREEZE'S CELL
The wall has split apart, revealing the night beyond.
Bane, Ivy, and Freeze look down at the rushing river far
I hate heights.
340 The cell door flies off its hinges.
You'll hate prison more.
The three villains jump.
341 EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM - NIGHT
Three tiny figures plummet towards the fast rushing waters
342 INT. WAYNE MANOR - NIGHT - WALKING
Bruce walks with Alfred through the old house, shutting out
Are you well, old friend?
Alfred stops, stares into his charge's eyes, then turns
I am as well as can be expected.
Alfred, I know you're sick -- I
can get you the best doctors.
I've seen the best doctors--! A
gentleman does not discuss his
health. It's not civilized. I
hope I've taught you at least
that much, young man.
Bruce bites back a bitter smile. He knows better than to
push him when he's like this.
Have you ever regretted your life
working here, Alfred?
Attending to heroes? No sir. My
Only regret is that I was never
able to be out there with you.
Not all heroes wear masks.
Alfred, if I've never told you...I
just want to say...
Bruce looks away, fighting tears, unable to say the words.
342A BRUCE - POV. Out the window, a young Bruce plays hide
and seek with Alfred, the old Butler gone behind a hedge,
then back again.
342B BACK TO SCENE
Freeze has escaped.
OUT THE WINDOW. The Batsignal shines in the night sky.
343 INT. LIMO - NIGHT
Filled with flowers. Bane sits at the wheel, Ivy and Freeze
in back, watching the Snowy Cones Ice Cream Factory,
surrounded now by a police perimeter.
My reserves are exhausted. I must
have the gems that power my suit.
You are looking unseasonably hot.
Let's go inside and grab your rocks.
The Batmobile SCREECHES up. Batman and Robin race inside.
In my weakened state I am no match
for the bat and the bird.
You leave Batman and Robin to me.
Freeze looks skeptical. Ivy smiles seductively.
Trust me. Vegetable magnetism.
Fine. While I retrieve my diamonds,
you and meatloaf will bring my wife
to your lair. She's frozen in -
Hold it. You never said anything
about a wife, frozen or otherwise-
Freeze moves fast, grabbing her neck, SMASHING her against
the seat back. Bane moves in but Ivy SHOOS him off with a
You will rescue my wife
OK, OK. Ms. Ivy to the rescue. Now
where do I find your brittle bride?
346 INT. FREEZE'S LAIR
Police tagged and tapped. Batman and Robin examine
Freeze's lab. Commissioner Gordon ENTERS, drops a video
disk in a console player.
There's no sign he came back here
after the escape. We pulled this
off the surveillance cameras at
346A MONITOR - CLOSE. The three villains daring aerial escape.
Batman hits a switch. The image of Ivy fills the screen.
She's definitely part of this. It's
weird, for a while Ivy was all I
could think about. But then...
I know. The feeling just vanished.
I can't believe we were fighting
over a bad guy.
Bad, yes. Guy, no. This is one
majorly beautiful evil person.
I'm totally over her. Positively.
Me too. Great stems, though.
Batman has gone to the walk-in freezer. Examines a wall of
food. He lifts a frozen oriental dinner. The secret vault
How did you...?
(off the box)
346B INT. FREEZE'S VAULT
Batman and Robin ENTER, examine Nora Fries in her
She's still alive. He's adapted his
freezing technology to reverse
(off a scrolling monitor)
He's even found a cure for the early
stages of the disease.
Can he save her?
No. Her case is too advanced. But
maybe, someday, with more research-
346B FAIRY-LIKE SPIRALS begin winding through the room.
Batman and Robin, both dazed, follow the dust through a
snaking passage, wrench open two service doors TO REVEAL...
346C INT. SNOWY CONES FACTORY - INDUSTRIAL BASEMENT
Bane stands atop a staircase overlooking an industrial
basement crisscrossed by catwalks above giant mixing vats
and conveyer belts. He hits a switch, the machinery WHIRRING
Just the beast.
BATMAN rushes the monster. Bane SIDESWIPES him, sending him
flying off the stairs towards the basement below.
Robin uses Batman's distraction to SMASH into Bane's chest.
Robin bounces off, landing hard atop the landing.
Anymore at home like you?
The two begin to fight atop the stairs.
346D INT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY
The front doors BLOW open. Gordon and the Cops stare up
to face Mr. Freeze, standing atop the steps.
I hate uninvited guests.
The Cops race up the stairs towards Freeze. He pulls a lever
marked COOLANT GAS. VENTS around the room begin to HISS blue
346E INT. SNOWY CONES INDUSTRIAL BASEMENT
Batman has landed in a giant ice cream mixer. He rolls clear
of the giant stirring arm, flipping out of the vat to face...
Poison Ivy. She smiles, blows a handful of dust into his face.
I must confess, the combination of
heroic daring-do and an anatomically
correct rubber suit puts fire in a
She leans in to kiss him. Batman stares a beat, shakes it
Why do all the gorgeous ones have to
be homicidal maniacs? Is it me?
346F BATMAN - POV. Bane is spinning Robin over his head.
Batman races up the steps towards his partner.
346G INT. SNOWY CONES FACTORY
The Cops are fighting through the HISSING coolant gas
towards Freeze at the top of the stairs. Freeze reaches
for another lever.
Why don't you boys slip into
something more comfortable?
346H THE ICY STPES - CLOSE. SNAP into a steep, curving ramp.
Freeze PUNCHES the lead Cop backwards into his shivering
cohorts, the police tumbling in a slipping pile down to
the floor below.
346I INT. INDUSTRIAL BASEMENT - TOP OF STAIRS
Bane hurls Robin down the steps. Batman SMASHES into Bane,
both falling off the platform, taking their fight to a catwalk below.
346J INT. BASEMENT FLOOR
Robin stands, behind him a giant miller's wheel carries
planks of wood through a chopper and back up as pallets
of popsicle sticks.
Her pretty birdie.
Robin spins to face Ivy. She blows a pile of dust into his
face. She begins advancing, backing him towards the chopper
Give it up. If you threw yourself-
At you? Polly want a kiss?
She leans in, lips pursed.
346K ON THE CATWALK OVERHEAD Bane's mighty BLOWS back Batman
towards the edge of the catwalk.
Robin looks from Ivy to Batman, grabs a strut on the miller's
wheel, the giant cog lifting him up towards the catwalk and
I must be losing my touch.
346L INT. SNOWY CONES FACTORY
Freeze is striding through the mists towards his diamond
vault. More Cops rush him from the HISSING gas.
FREEZE moves like lightning, WHIPPING billy clubs from the
holsters of two police, using them like disconnected nunchucks,
KNOCKING the cops unconscious in a flurry of SLAMS and JABS.
A COP hits the wall. Beside him a button reads; EMERGENCY
HEAT. He SLAMS the stud, filaments coming to life, the room
Freeze's watch begins to flash. No power.
346M INT. CATWALK
Bane kicks Batman off the end of the catwalk as Robin leaps
onto the villain. Robin and Bane begin fighting again.
346N INT. CONVEYOR BELT
Batman lands on his back on a moving belt that is feeding
ancient tubs of ice cream into a clown shaped flash freezer.
Ivy jumps atop the caped crusader, their faces close.
You bring out the animal in me.
I should have brought my leash.
Enough sweet talk.
With that Ivy blows another handful of dust into Batman's
face. Ivy licks her lips. Leans in for a kiss.
At the last second, Batman averts his face, wrenching Ivy
to the floor just ahead of the clown's freezing maw.
(mustering all his will)
You're going to jail.
I'm a lover not a fighter. That's
why every Poison Ivy action figure
comes complete with...him.
BANE stands atop a giant storage vat, a dazed Robin hanging
in his hand. Bane tosses the boy aside, slide, feet first,
down a conveyer belt and double fists Batman, CRASHING,
into the wall.
I'm off to find Bachelor Number Two.
Try not to make a mess when you die.
346O INT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY
The room is growing even hotter. Freeze stagger towards
his diamond vault, his flesh turning ray.
With his last strength, Freeze wrenches open his safe,
filling his sleeve power compartments with diamonds, his
Ahh. Chilled to perfection.
Freeze hits his watch, the villain now suddenly encased
The Cops are warming back into action, draw guns, FIRE,
bullets bouncing off Freeze's armor of ice, ricocheting
into the walls.
Superman, eat your heart out.
Freeze starts towards his weapons locker.
346Q INT. INDUSTRIAL BASEMENT
Bane SMASHES Batman into the wall. Advances. At the last
second, Batman FIRES a Batclub, HITTING Bane in the head
346R BATMAN - POV. Ivy is closing in on Robin.
346S INT. SNOWY CONES ICE CREAM FACTORY
The Cops rush Freeze. The villain whips a small icing jewel
from his weapons locker, the floor GLOWS, suddenly covered
The Cops begin slipping on the glassy floor in classic
Keystone style, ending up sprawled on their backs.
Freeze stands, pulsing with power, this icing cannon now
under one arm. He lifts his pistol in his free hand. Points
at the police.
All right coppers, Freeze.
346T INT. INDUSTRIAL BASEMENT
Ivy has Robin up against a giant vat.
Stop living in the shadow of the
big bad bat. You don't need him.
(blows more dust)
You deserve your own legend. Your
own bright shining signal in the
sky. Let me guide you. Let me...
(touches his face)
...Touch you. Kiss you.
He can't resist, about to kiss her. A tiny batarang hits
Remember the victim at the airport.
Toxins introduced through the mouth.
What are you talking about?
Why is she so desperate to kiss us?
I'm betting her lips are poison.
A poison kiss? You have some real
issues with women, you know that?
You just couldn't stand that she
was about to kiss me.
Couldn't stand that something might
be mine and not yours. Could you?!
Robin shoves him harder still. In frustration, Batman
delivers a fantastic roundhouse, sending Robin SMASHING
into a wall.
Batman tries to help Robin up. Robin shrugs him off, stands.
Ivy's right. I don't need you. I'm
going solo. I want my own signal
in the sky.
Batman looks around. Ivy and Bane are gone.
What happened? How'd they get away?
But the caped crusader doesn't have an answer.
347 INT. FREEZE'S HIDDEN CHAMBER
Ivy enters through the snaking passage. She turns to face
Freeze's wife, still in her frozen sarcophagus.
So sorry, Ms. Fridigaire. I'm just
not good with competition.
Ivy pulls the main power switch. Status lights flash red.
350 INT. BLOSSOM STREET TURKISH BATHS - DAWN
Transformed. Sunlight streams in through the broken
ceiling. The ground thrives, now a rich garden.
351 IVY ENTERS, strolls through the gardens into a small
352 ante-room where Freeze sits over his freezing engine,
having ZAPPED the walls with his pistol, the room now
a world of ice.
Make yourself right at home.
Where is my wife?
There was nothing I could do. Batman
deactivated her. She's dead.
353 Freeze lunges for Ivy. Bane steps between them. Mistake.
Freeze hurls him across the room. Ivy stills Bane with a
Ivy reaches up, holding the snowflake necklace between her
and the looming Freeze. Freeze stops, takes the chain in
Their bones will turn to ice. Their
blood will freeze in my hands.
Kill them. Of course. But why stop
there? Why should only Batman and
Robin die while the society that
created them goes unpunished?
Ivy lifts the frozen Gotham bauble off the iced table.
Turns it over in her hand absentmindedly. Freeze stares at
Yes. I shall replay the world
for sentencing me to a life without
the warmth of human comfort. I will
blanket the city in endless winter.
First Gotham and then the world.
Just what I had in mind. Everything
dead on Earth except us. A chance
for mother nature to start again.
(she lifts a flower)
Plants and flowers are the oldest
species on the planet yet they are
defenseless against man. Sorry hon,
this is for science.
(she crushes the flower)
Behold the dawn of a new age.
From a canisters labeled PROJECT GILGAMESH, Ivy removes a
savage, other-worldly plant with HISSING fangs.
I have created a race of plants
with the strength of the deadliest
animals. Once you have frozen
mankind, my mutants will overrun
the globe. The Earth will become
a brave new world of only plants.
And we shall rule them. For we
will be the only two people left
in the world.
Adam and Evil.
Freeze lifts the Gotham bauble, holds it on his palm, his
gauntlet glowing blue, tiny Gotham freezing. He CRUSHES the
You will distract the bat and bird
while I prepare to freeze Gotham.
Can't we just ice them along with
the rest of the citizenry?
That is far too merciful. Batman
will watch his beloved Gotham perish,
then I will kill him.
As a team, the duncely duo protect
each other. But the Robin is young.
Impetuous. If I could get him alone-
One kiss and you could lift the mask
from his lifeless face. Their secret
identities would be revealed. But
how best to bait a brid?
The way to a boy's heart is through
his ego. What strapping young hero
could resist his very own...signal?
Inspired, Ms. Ivy.
I'm hungry. I think I'll have poultry.
393A INT. WAYNE MANOR - UPSTAIRS HALLWAY _ EVENING
Barbara and Dick stand talking to a DOCTOR.
It's Stage One of McGregor's Syndrome.
I'm sorry. All we can do is make him
PUSH IN through a partially open door in the b.g...
394 INT. WAYNE MANOR - ALFRED'S ROOM - EVENING
Alfred lays on his bed. Bruce in black tie, kneels beside
I've spent my whole life trying to
beat back death. What good are all
my heroics now if I can't save you?
Everyone dies, Master Bruce. There's
no defeat in that. Victory comes in
fighting for what we know is right
while we still live.
394A Bruce looks past Alfred. There in the adjacent suite, a
young Alfred finishes reading to a young Bruce. Shuts out
394B BACK TO SCENE
I love you, old man.
Remember this. And remember it
always. I'm proud of you. And
I love you too, son.
395 INT. WAYNE MANOR - FOYER
(OVER) the doorbell is RINGING. Dick follows Bruce
downstairs, the billionaire donning his coat.
McGregor's Syndrome. That's what
Freeze's wife had.
Yes. But Alfred's condition is less
severe. Freeze's research says he
cured a case like Alfred's. It just
doesn't say how.
I checked the medical database. No
one else is even close.
I'm late for the dedication. Then I
go after Freeze and Ivy. Alone.
Like hell you do.
Dick, don't push me right now.
Or what? No one can capture Ivy but
the big bad Bat. Crap! You just want
her for yourself. Don't you? Answer
me, damn it!
Yes! Yes, I want her so badly I can
taste it. That's the whole point.
Look at us. Orphans. Isolated.
Obsessed to the exclusion of life,
love, family. We're perfect targets.
She's done something to us, got us
fighting over her somehow.
Hail the all-knowing Bruce Wayne.
Here's what I know, she loves me,
Not you and it's driving you crazy.
It's why you stopped us from kissing.
Because if you can't have her,
She's clouded your mind. You're not
Oh but I am. For the first time in
a long time. I'm through living in your
shadow. All that ends right now.
395A Dick walks away. Bruce stares after him. (OVER) The bell
RINGS again. The front door swings open, Julie ENTERS. A
limo sits out front.
I've been ringing forever. Where's
But Bruce doesn't answer.
395B INT. WAYNE MANOR - ALFRED'S QUARTERS - NIGHT
Barbara stands over the old man.
I'm sorry. I was too late.
Too late for what, dear child?
I came to give you your freedom,
a chance to live the life you choose.
The same gift you gave me.
I have been part of the greatest
adventure ever know. I have found
purpose here, and the family I
could never have.
Alfred smiles, is hit by a sudden wave of pain.
You must do something for me.
Alfred takes her hand, puts an envelope in her grasp.
Find my brother Wilfred. Give him
This. I have duties he must fulfill
in my stead. Only family can be
What is it?
It is the hearts of two good men
whom I have had the honor of
calling son. Take it, child. But
I implore you, never open it.
(he touches her cheek)
You look so like your mother.
And with that his eyes close.
400 INT. GOTHAM OBSERVATORY - NIGHT
A black tie gala celebrating the telescope unveiling.
PAMELA ISLEY stands in the center of the room. Alone.
Her drab outfit and demeanor make her anything but a
Bruce and Julie ENTER, smiling through the storm of
FLASHBULBS, and the crowd of PRESS, being greeting
guests. Commissioner Gordon steps away, reaches for
champagne off a try.
I've always wondered, where does
that big old bat light come from?
Pamela stands before Gordon. She flips open a compact,
blows a pile of love dust, the tiny swirl catching the cop
in the face, a bit more hitting Bruce who stands behind
GORDON - CLOSE. Stunned. And suddenly in love.
It's on top of police headquarters.
Pam takes Gordon's arm, leads him like a puppy into an alcove.
I'd just love to see it. But you
probably don't have access.
Why, I'm Commissioner of Police.
(patting his pocket)
I have the keys right here.
401 BRUCE, still standing with Julie, amidst the PRESS and
WELL-WISHERS, seems suddenly distracted, begins looking
around the room.
As if summoned by an inaudible call, Bruce peels away from
a perplexed Julie, begins searching the crowd. A man on a
PAM has Gordon against the alcove wall. Her fingers slip
into his pocket.
On second thought, you're way too
old for me.
She pushes a stunned Gordon away, spins, heads towards the
door, tossing something in her hand. Gordon's keys.
402 A HAND grabs her. Pam spins to face Bruce Wayne.
Dr. Isley. it was like I could feel
you in the room. You're...enchanting.
Gorgeous. The most beautiful woman
I've ever seen. If you're..um...
Bruce? What are you doing?
I think he's asking me on a date, in
an awkward, stammering sort of way.
I've heard of commitment anxiety,
but this is insane. You're not
really propositioning another
woman right in front of me.
Well, define 'propositioning'.
The PRESS has noticed the conflict, now surround Bruce,
Julie and Pam.
Make a choice, Bruce. Her or me.
You were right. I get it. You're not
the marrying kind. You've made your
point. Goodbye Bruce Wayne.
Physical perfection, charm and
wealth tossed over for a dowdy spinster.
How do you explain your behavior?
I can't. But perhaps tonight, over
dinner...I've just had an opening.
Maybe your witless playboy persona
works on every bimbo du jour but I
am not the least bit titillated by
your attentions. So back off or I'll
have you in court quicker than you
can spell sexual harassment. Got me?
Folks are staring. MURMUR to each other. Bruce is
Does that mean dinner's a no?
Pam has already pushed past him, out the door.
It's just I sort of...kind of
403 INT. BLOSSOMS TREET TURKISH BATHS - FREEZE'S CHAMBER
Freeze stands, putting on his suit.
He SNAPS his fingers. A legion of Icemen step out of the
swirling mists. Freeze lifts his freezing engine.
Bundle up boys. There's a storm
Freeze and his battalion head into the night.
404 EXT. POLICE HQ - ROOF - NIGHT
A giant door swings open. Bane and Ivy emerge onto the
Let there be light.
Bane walks to he dormant Batsignal, TEARS it from its
404A INT. WAYNE MANOR - BARBARA'S ROOM - NIGHT
Barbara ENTERS, lost in grief. She sits, turns Alfred's
envelope over in her hand. A long beat. She withdraws a
single, silver CD.
Only family can be trusted?
Barbara slides the disk into her computer.
Access denied. Protected files.
Perhaps you didn't give me your
genes. But you gave me your heart.
Barbara begins hacking the disk, trying to break the code.
406A INT.-WAYNE MANOR-HALLWAY-NIGHT
Bruce, still in his tux, ENTERS, sits at the main batcomputer
console, distraught, starting in to the darkness of the cave.
407A A YOUNGER ALFRED stands with an ADOLESCENT BRUCE, working
together over the original Batsuit prototype.
407B BRUCE - CLOSE. As the images dissipate to memory.
Alfred, old friend, I could use
your help right now.
Right here, sir.
408 Bruce spins, stunned. A monitor flickers into life.
The words COMPUTER SIMULATION flash under an image of
I anticipated a moment might arrive
where I became...incapacitated. As
such, I programmed my brain algorithms
into the batcomputer and created a
Bruce stares a beat. Then he smiles.
It's good to see you.
What seems to be the problem?
That, sir, does not compute.
First Ivy had an intoxicating effect
on both Dick and me. Tonight my
feelings spread to someone else.
Pamela Isley. I was so attracted to
her I couldn't reason clearly. I
still can't. She used to work for
Wayne Enterprises. Find a file.
Coming on line now, sir.
A spinning Isley appears on the monitor.
What was her area of research?
Study and report titles scroll up the side of the image.
Advanced botany. DNA splicing.
Recombinant animal plant patterns.
Glandular secretions from animals.
Scents that create powerful
emotions. Fear. Rage...
Passion. Of course. Find the photo
of Ivy after the flower ball.
A spinning Ivy appears beside the spinning Isley.
Deconstruct and resolve.
Schematics of various features, finger and retina prints,
height, weight, are highlighted and compared. All match.
Amazing what a good wig and contact
lenses can do. And I thought Clark
Kent got away with murder just
wearing those glasses.
Suddenly ALERT panels start flashing. ALARMS SOUND.
What is it?
It appears, sir, that someone has
stolen the batsignal.
408A INT. WAYNE MANOR - NIGHT
Barbara is still hacking away at the disk.
Access code accepted.
This better be one hell of a
She hits a key. a Pictures begin to reflect in the dark of
Oh my God.
409 EXT. GOTHAM STREET
Freeze's trucks SCREECH to a stop, Freeze and Bane at the
No matter what they tell you, it's
the size of your gun that counts.
410 PAN UP
The giant TELESCOPE of the Gotham Observatory aims into
411 CAMERA CONTINUES UP to the heavens as the BATSIGNAL
appears in the sky. Then something amazing happens. The
familiar beacon turns blood red, the shape within changing
from a bat to bird. THE ROBIN SINGAL shines over Gotham.
412 INT. BATCAVE - NIGHT
THE ROBIN SIGNAL glows on the central monitor.
Bruce stands in civvies talking to Dick who is suiting up.
That's no batlight, it's a birdcall.
Her name is Pamela Isley. I saw
her talking to Gordon. She must
have stolen his keys, altered
And she did it all for me. For love.
She's infected us with some kind of
Is that it, Bruce? I'm under some
She wants to kill you.
You'd say anything to keep me away
from her. To keep her for yourself.
You once said to me that being
part of a team means trusting
your partner. That sometimes
counting on someone else is the
only way to win. DO you remember?
Dick doesn't answer.
You weren't just talking about being
partners. You were talking about
being a family. Well, part of our
family is dying. I'm not going to
lose everyone I've ever loved. So I'm
asking you now, friend, partner,
brother - will you trust me?
416 INT. OBSERVATORY - TOWER PLATFORM
The Scientist and his Associate stand amidst the debris
from the party, testing the telescope. (OVER) A TREMENDOUS
ON THE FLOOR BELOW Freeze and Bane Enter.
Hi. Sorry about the door. Is the
BANE begins pulling charges from his satchel and setting
them around the room.
Who the hell is this nutball?
417 Freeze points up, FIRES a cryonic BLAST at him, turning
him to ice.
That's Mr. Nutball to you. Half a
set of bookends.
(to the Associate)
You. Go like this.
Freeze pantomimes the Scientist's frozen expression of
terror for the Associate. The Associate, terrified,
imitates Freeze's move.
No. move your hands up. Higher.
Now a hint more fear. Excellent.
418 Freeze fires another BLAST, freezing the Associate in
the same position as the Scientist.
A matched pair. Sometimes I exceed
even my wildest expectations.
Freeze smiles at the mighty telescope.
If revenge is a dish best served
cold, then put on your Sunday
finest. It's time to feast.
419 INT. BATCAVE - NIGHT
Dark. Dormant. The automatic activation sequence engages.
Ambient lights come on. Computers flicker into life.
The giant Batmobile pedestal begins to rise. On it, no
car but a single figure standing now in the center of the
419A BARBARA - CLOSE. Eyes wide with awe.
Barbara walks to the main terminal of the Batcomputer.
Touches the console. The Alfred simulation appears on
In spirit only, I'm afraid.
The boys need help.
420 The image of Alfred stares at her a beat. Then smiles.
Your mother would be proud.
421 MAIN SCREEN - CLOSE. Flickers into life. Costume
Forgive my being personal, dear
girl, but I must know your size.
421A EXT. BLOSSOM STREET TURKISH BATHS
Robin arrives the entrance to the dark baths, lush,
inviting, mysterious. He passes the giant bird signal
chained to the door, the spotlight shutting out as he
422 INT. BLOSSOM STREET TURKISH BATHS
Giant floral fans spin. Leaf curtains undulate. Fruits
burst with color. In the center of the cave, a giant bed
of buds. Ivy touches the buds. All instantly blossom.
Is your thumb the only part of
you that's green?
Ivy looks up. A figure stands in the darkness. She smiles.
You'll just have to find out.
Ivy extends her hand. Robin steps out of the shadows.
423 INT. GOTHAM OBSERVATORY - TOWER PLATFORM - NIGHT
Freeze attaches the icing engine to the telescope. Bane
finishes laying his explosive charges, joins Freeze.
Big family? Like pets? Don't talk
much, do you?
424 Freeze engages the engine. Suddenly the entire pedestal
is washed in a blue wave of freezing cryonic energy.
425 EXT. OBSERVATORY - NIGHT
The ambient ice wave spreads down, encasing the old
structure. The nearby banks whiten, turning into snow
cliffs, the river freezing into an icy channel. The
Observatory has transformed into a fortress of ice.
426 INT. BATCAVE
A SERIES OF SHOTS. Boots are pulled on. A slim utility
belt LOCKS. A cape WHIPS over a lithe female back.
427 INT. BLOSSOM STREET TURKISH BATHS
Ivy sits on the bed, draws Robin down beside her, faces
I'm glad you came. I can't breathe
I want us to be together. But I
need to know you're serious about
turning over a new leaf. I need a
How about dangerous curves?
Of trust. Tell me your plan.
Kiss me and I'll tell you.
Tell me and I'll kiss you.
Freeze has turned the new telescope
into a freezing gun. He's about to
turn Gotham into an ice cube.
I've got to stop him.
(pulling him back in)
One kiss, my love. For luck.
Robin can't resist. They kiss. Ivy pulls back, holds his
Bad luck, I'm afraid. It's time to
die, little bird.
What do you mean?
You should have heeded your pointy-
eared pal. These lips can be murder.
Then you never loved me?
Love you? I loathe your bipedal
arrogance, your animal superiority.
My only joy is knowing that even now
my poison kiss is sucking the life
from your ape-like face.
I'm not saying I told you so.
428 Ivy spins. From the shadows, a figure emerges. Batman.
You're too late. Say bye-bye birdie.
Sorry to disappoint you. But rubber
lips are immune to your charms.
Robin peels a rubber coating from his mouth. Ivy stares
Robin and I found the cure to your
evil spell. And that's teamwork.
428B Then she SCREAMS her rage. She shoves Robin into the
lily pool, the Boy Wonder immediately tangled into predatory
428C MORE VINES wrench Batman hanging upside down to the
ceiling, the stalks squeezing our heroes.
Sorry, boys, my vines have a little
crush on you.
Ivy begins leaping across lily pads towards the exit.
Gotta run. So many people to kill.
So little time.
431 THE SKYLIGHT - EXPLODES. The room fills with moonlight.
432 A figure comes flipping down from above. Long cape. Tall
ears. Black leather. BATGIRL.
You're about to become compost.
433 Ivy and Batgirl begin a furious martial arts battle.
(CHOREOGRAPHY TO COME).
BATMAN pulls a bat-knife, begins cutting himself free.
ROBIN struggles to untangle himself from the aquatic vines.
BATGIRL is fighting Ivy, feet flying, hands moving like
Using feminine wiles to get what
you want. Trading on your looks.
Exploiting men's weakness for sex.
Read a book, sister. That passive-
aggressive crap went out in the
seventies. Chicks like you give
women a bad name.
BATMAN deftly slashes through his captor vines.
ROBIN struggles, trying to free himself
IVY gets the upper hand, backs Batgirl against the wall.
As I told Lady Freeze when I pulled
her plug, this is a one woman show.
I don't think so.
438 Batgirl grabs Ivy's hair, knocking her out with a knee
to the forehead, then batcuffs her.
BATMAN cuts himself freed, drops to the floor to face Batgirl.
ROBIN pulls himself, dripping, from the pool.
And you are?
That's not awfully PC. How about
It's me. Barbara. I found the cave.
We gotta get those locks changed.
She knows who we are.
I guess we'll just have to kill her.
Kill her later. We've got work to do.
439 The three heroes race into the night.
440 INT. GOTHAM OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE PLATFORM - NIGHT
Freeze stands on the platform, giant telescope in his
hands. (OVER) approaching SIRES.
1-Adam 12, 1-Adam-12, see the mad
scientist with the freezing ray.
441 A SQUAD OF CRUISERS SCREAM up the avenue towards the
observatory, their bubble lights flashing.
Cops on the rocks, anyone?
444 He FIRES a giant blue beam of cryonic energy at the
445 THE COP CARS become skidding, SCREECHING cubes of ice,
They SHASH into each other, EXPLODE into a pyre of raging
Police are so hot tempered these
days. Don't you agree, Mr. Bane?
449 EXT. FROZEN RIVER BANKS
A sleek one man ice sail (THE BATSLED) blows out onto
the frozen water. Robin is at the helm.
450 A modified white Batmobile on rocket skis (THE
BATHAMMER), BLASTS onto the ice, falling in alongside
the Batsled. Batman drives.
A single-bladed, rocket snowcylce (THE BATBLADE), whips
onto the ice, falling into the attack line. Batgirl helms
The bat-force BLASTS upriver towards the icy Observatory.
452 INT. GOTHAM OBSERVATORY - ELESCOPE PLATFORM - NIGHT
TELESCOPE VIEWFINDER - CLOSE. The Batvehicles are visible
through the lens.
Ivy failed to unmask the Dynamic
Duo. No matter, the Bat and Bird are
mine at last. Watch, Batman, as your
beloved Gotham freezes. And prepare
to die. Because you're next.
Freeze points the telescope downtown. He FIRES
454 EXT. GOTHAM STREET - NIGHT
Folks walking their dogs, drinking on stoops, kissing
against alley walls, mailboxes, lampposts, the pavement
itself, are all suddenly encased in glistening ice.
455 EXT. OBSERVATORY RIVER BANKS - NIGHT
The Bat-allion approaches. Icemen.
FREEZE'S TRUCK bursts through the mists, BLASTING down the
frozen river on blades, two pairs of icemen hanging from
tail lines on skis, machine guns BLAZING.
456 INT. BATHAMMER - NIGHT
Attack plan alpha.
Batman peels left.
457 EXT. BATSLED - NIGHT
Robin peels right.
458 EXT. BATBLADE - NIGHT
Alpha. Got it.
What the hell is attack plan Alpha?
459 EXT. BATSLED - NIGHT
Divide and conquer.
Robin is flying downriver. One pair of icemen sweep out
alongside the truck, heading towards Robin's billowing
craft, guns FIRING.
460 EXT. BATBLADE - NIGHT
A second pair of skiing icemen whip towards Batgirl, their
guns SPITTING rounds of shells into the ice around her.
460A EXT. FREEZE'S TRUCK
Side mounted rocket launchers FIRE towards the Bathammer,
BLOWING holes in the ice.
461 EXT. BATHAMMER
Batman maneuvers, managing to swerve around the sudden,
steaming pools. He GUNS the TURBOS, heading straight
for the truck.
462 EXT. BATSLED
The two icemen bearing down on Robin release their
tethers, converging on the Batsled, guns FIRING madly.
Robin pulls the boom and the sail LUFFS. His boat suddenly
changes course and the two skiers COLLIDE, flying onto the
Boy, I hope Freeze hires these guys
by the dozen.
471 EXT. BATBLADE
The skiers are closing fast. Batgirl hits a key and a
status panel displays a menu of the Batblade's special
Nice extras package.
472 PANEL - CLOSE. Barbara selects a setting called Ice
473 THE BATBLADE scythe peels back, revealing a sharper blade.
474 BATGIRL uses her deft driving skills to spin and side-
skid, her blade sending a wave of frozen ice into the
faces of the icemen, the villains tumbling in backwards
somersaults across the ice.
That's what I call a close shave.
478 EXT. BATHAMMER
Batman is shooting the center of the frozen river, heading
straight for the ice truck, its side guns BLAZING.
480 INT. BATHAMMER
Batman hits a control stud.
482A EXT. BATHAMMER
Two torpedoes shoot out of the Bathammer chassis, hitting
the frozen river directly in front of Freeze's truck, ice
flying skyward in a tremendous EXPLOSION.
482B EXT. FREEZE TRUCK
The driver can't swerve in time, the hole in the ice dead
482C EXT. FREEZE TRUCK
The truck hits the steaming pool, flipping up, nose
first, and begins to sink into the icy waters.
482D INT. BATHAMMER
Batman races past the sinking truck, Icemen crawling to
Don't sink and drive.
482E EXT. FROZEN RIVER
Under the pulse of Freeze's BEAMS hitting the city, the
Batvehciles fire TURBOS, closing in on the Observatory.
483 INT. GOTHAM OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE PLATFORM - NIGHT
Freeze tilts his gun down towards the frozen river below.
Not so fast. Time you cooled your heals.
484 EXT. FROZEN RIVER - NIGHT
The frozen channel ahead of the bat-force is hit by the
FREEZING RAY. A giant wall of rock-hard ice forms, block-
ing the river.
485 INT. BATHAMMER - NIGHT
Batman hits a console stud marked: EMERGENCY BURN.
488A EXT. FROZEN RIVER
The Bathammer engines ROAR, the Bathammer BLOWING straight
through the frozen wall in an EXPLOSION of ice.
488B THE BADTBLADE and the BATSLED shoots up the face of the ice
wall on either side of the Bathammer, soaring over the
top of the mountain of snow.
488C EXT. BATSLED - FLYING
Youwsa! Nothing but air.
488D EXT. BATBLADE - FLYING
(to the old 60's Batman theme)
Batgirl, Baatgirl, Baatgirl.
488E EXT. FROZEN RIVER
The Batsled and the Batblade hit the ice running, WHIPPING
in alongside the speeding Bathammer.
The Batvehicles BLAST towards the Observatory.
489 INT. OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE PLATFORM - NIGHT
Freeze stares at a monitor. The bat-team is now below the
observatory, at the base of the giant ice cliffs.
Mr. Bane, I'll finish off the city.
You, as they say in showbiz, are
on. Take the boys and kill the kids.
But bring me the Bat.
490 A GIANT CLOCK TOWER - CLOSE. 11:49
We have eleven minutes to stop Freeze
And thaw the city.
491 EXT. ICE CLIFFS - NIGHT
492 Three tiny figures scale the ice using pitons and ropes.
This is easy.
Crimefighter's rule number one:
never say that.
493 THE LEDGE ABOVE THEM. Suddenly a score of ice-climbing
thugs pour over the edge on ropes, sliding down, FIRING
their guns madly.
495 A SHOOTER comes flying down a rope straight towards them,
496 guns BLAZING. Robin swings wide on his rope, grabbing
Batgirl, pulling her out of the line of fire. They hit a
snow bank and roll.
Does this mean we're going steady?
497 Four figures land on the snow beside them. Icemen, guns
498 EXT. ICE CLIFFS - NIGHT
Batman uses batpitons to pull himself up onto a ledge just
below the Observatory. That's when another wave of Icemen
descend on him from the mists.
Batman reaches for a batarang. A beat. Then he smiles.
Let's do this the old-fashioned way.
Batman leaves his batarang belted, begins wailing on the
Icemen using only his hands and feet, flying back fists,
and spinning roundhouse kicks felling the thugs one
505 EXT. ICE CLIFFS - NIGHT
Robin and Batgirl move back to back, surrounded now by a band
of Icemen. Robin notices a heavily cantilevered overhang of
Crimefighter's rule number two.
I'm afraid to ask.
Be ready for anything.
506 Robin puts his hands together and YELLS. The ECHO shoots
up the hill. A tremendous RUMBLING comes back down, the
overhang of snow dumping on several Icemen.
508 Robin does a standing backflip into the Thugs behind him.
509 Batgirl goes down, taking out several more with a deft leg
(kicks a thug)
(backhands a third)
What exactly are you doing?
I don't know. It just feels right.
510 Batgirl and Robin begin fighting their way through the
Icemen up towards the Observatory.
511 INT. OBSERVATORY - NIGHT
Batman pulls himself up onto the aperture ledge as Robin
and Batgirl climbs in from the other side. The giant
chamber is empty, the telescope still aimed at Gotham.
No sign of the snowman.
Maybe he melted.
512 Batman SHOOTS a batgrapple into the ceiling, swings
across the room, dropping two bat-charges at the feet of
the frozen Scientists, continues his swing landing on the
BATGIRL AND ROBIN swing onto the Telescope platform to
513 THE BAT CHARGES begin to glow, their radiating heat
starting to melt the Scientists.
I hope you've got about ten million
more of those little toys.
514 Batgirl points at the control console clock. 11:52
Eight more minutes and a city full
of Gothamites are ice cubes forever.
Sunlight could reverse the freezing
Sunrise isn't for five hours.
But it's morning in the Congo.
516 Batman points to a screen showing a graphic represent-
tation of the satellites in orbit.
If we could relay the sunlight-
From the other side of the equator-
It'll take the satellites about a
minute to re-align, but...damn!
Damn? Damn is not good.
Those targeting mirrors are frozen.
The sun beam won't work.
517 PULL BACK TO REVEAL TWO SMALL MIRRORS sitting on the
telescope barrel. Both are encased in ice.
I'll set the telescope. You two
thaw the mirrors.
518 Batgirl and Robin race out onto the telescope, each
pulling a laser from their utility belts.
I love this belt. Can I get a
519 Their LASERS FLARE. Batgirl and Robin begin thawing the
520 BATMAN goes to the main console, begins working the
Who ever thought Aunt Harriet's
typing lessons would lead to this?
521 EXT. EARTH - VIEW FROM SPACE
Satellite thrusters FIRE. The giant orbital mirrors
begin to turn.
522 INT. OBSERVATORY
MONITOR - CLOSE. Graphic satellites begin to adjust.
TARGETING flashes over a blinking graphic of Gotham
A digital clock reads: 11:54.
523 BATMAN - POV. As he aims the telescope. The skyline
524 through the crosshairs is suddenly obscured by a blur as
Freeze drops from the rafters onto the telescope, his face
now visible in the targeting scope.
...a freeze is coming!
526 Freeze grabs Batman and hurls the caped crusader up over
his head onto the telescope barrel, using his free hand to
yank the telescope control joystick. The telescope tilts
527 BATGIRL AND ROBIN tumble down the telescope barrel,
rolling towards the lens and the drop TO the city below.
528 BATMAN tumbles, rights himself, spins.
529 BATMAN - POV. Freeze is climbing towards the control
530 console. Batgirl and Robin are rolling towards the end
of the telescope.
531 No way to get both. A beat. Batman rushes towards
532 EXT. OBSERVATORY
Batgirl and then Robin tumble off the end of the
533 telescope, dropping towards the city below.
534 INT. OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE PLATFORM
Freeze has reached the main telescope control. He hits
535 MONITOR - CLOSE. Graphic satellites blink red under the
flashing message: TARGET LOCK DISABLED. Clock reads: 11:56
535A EXT. SPACE
THRUSTERS quit as the satellites stop turning.
535B INT. OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE
Batman is struggling up the slope of the telescope towards
535C Freeze pulls the control level. The telescope begins
to tilt and spin madly, the ambient condensation creating
an indoor snowstorm.
Batman goes down, hanging from the telescope frame.
542 EXT. OBSERVATORY
BATGIRL is plummeting towards the city below. Robin is
543 falling a couple of feet above her. He FIRES a bat tether
over his head.
544 ROBIN'S GRAPPLE secures in a glacier-like overhang.
545 ROBIN reaches down for Batgirl as Batgirl reaches up
547 INT. OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE
Batman flips himself back up onto the wildly spinning
telescope, advancing on Freeze and the control console.
Millions will die so you can save
on air conditioning. Isn't that
taking self help a little too far?
548 Freeze draws his pistol.
We aim to...
Batman deflects the blast with his suit armor.
That's new. Let's swing.
550 Freeze smashes the control joystick to the stop, the
telescope's spin accelerating, swinging towards...
551 THE TWO SCIENTISTS have finally melted, stand drenched
on the Tower Platform, the massive Telescope now careening
This just isn't my day.
551A THE TELESCOPE SMASHES directly into the TOWER PLATFORM.
The platform begins to topple.
Up, up and away.
551C As the platform falls CRASHING onto the floor below, the
two PhDs leap, landing safely on the swinging telescope,
hanging on to the tensioning bar for dear life.
551E FREEZE is thrown by the impact of the telescope hitting
the tower into the Telescope Platform rail, his gun falling
to his feet.
553 EXT. OBSERVATORY
Robin's hand is inches from Batgirl's, the city coming up
554 INT. OBSERVATORY - TELESCOPE CONTROL PLATFORM
Freeze is scrambling for his gun. Suddenly a figure looms
above him. Batman.
555 Freeze draws. Batman kicks the gun out of his hand. The
two begin to fight on the twirling platform. A battle of
You've turned Gotham to ice.
You've endangered countless lives.
It's payback time.
555A Batman KNOCKS Freeze with a mighty punch, hurling him
onto the back of the telescope. Batman turns towards the
console, TYPING commands.
555B MONITOR - CLOSE. TARGETING. Graphic satellites flash
green. Clock reads: 11:58
555C THE MIRRORS overhead open, beginning to glow with ambient
555D Freeze SCREAMS at the emerging light, leaping onto
Batman, sending the caped crusader sprawling onto the
barrel of the telescope. He advances on the fallen bat.
555E Freeze kicks Batman hard in the face, the hero rolling
down the telescope towards the opening and Gotham beyond.
556 EXT. OBSERVATORY
Robin grabs Batgirl's hand as Batgirl FIRES a batarang
557 from her wrist. Robin's tether pulls taught, the boy
wonder holding Batgirl dangling over the city.
I've got you.
558 ROBIN'S GRAPPLE rips free from the melting ice.
559 BATGIRL'S GRAPPLE hits the metal roof above. Holds firm.
560 ROBIN'S line tears free, Robin falling as Batgirl's
tether pulls tight, Batgirl now holding Robin
dangling above Gotham.
No. I've got you.
She pulls him eye level. The two hang suspended, face to
562 INT. OBSERVATORY
Batman is tumbling towards the open slat and Gotham below.
565 He slows his fall, stopping on the barrel.
WIDER. The two Scientists are clinging to a targeting groove
along the body of the barrel.
I've seen you on TV.
566 BATMAN - POV. Freeze is heading back to the control
Nice to meet you. Can you give me
any more height on this thing?
567 The Scientist reaches down to a red EMERGENCY lever.
568 He pulls the lever and the telescope tilts straight up,
569 sending Batman soaring into the air towards the dome
570 Batman flips in mid air, dives, SMASHING directly into
Freeze, the villain CRASHING over the edge of the control
platform and into the freezing engine.
571 THE MIRRORS overhead align, the beams of sunlight hitting
the freezing engine.
Freeze is struck by the rays, the sun penetrating his
571A THE TELESCOPE activates, a powerful THAWING BEAM shooting
from it's giant lens.
572 Batman turns to Freeze, the villain beginning to gray and
You're loosing your cool
I think not. There'll be no hot
time in this old town tonight.
(pulls a remote)
You'll get a charge out of this.
573 He presses a button. As Freeze rolls out of the sunlight,
falling towards the floor below, CHARGES around the tele-
scope base EXPLODE.
574 The TELESCOPE tilts, dropping out of the open slat
towards Gotham, taking a chunk of observatory floor with
575 EXT. OBSERVATORY
Robin and Batgirl are just pulling themselves onto an ice
ledge beneath the dome slat as the giant telescope carrying
Batman and the two Scientists plummets over them towards the
Now that's what I call an exit.
(looking past Robin)
Please tell me he's on our side.
A figure steps out from behind the ice. BANE
575B Robin coils, leaps into a spinning roundhouse, but Bane
KNOCKS him away, the boy wonder flying hard into the snow.
The monster begins advancing on Batgirl.
578 EXT. TELESCOPE - FALLING
Batman slides down the telescope towards the two Scientists,
579 simultaneously FIRING a double ended bat-tether, two
grapples SHOOTING horizontally into the air.
580 EXT. OBSERVATORY
BATGRAPPLES - CLOSE. Sink into the arms of the giant
sculpture holding up the Observatory just as the telescope
580A EXT. OBSERVATORY - ICE LEDGE
Robin shakes off the blow, looks up to see Batgirl fending
off Bane with a fast series of punches and kicks. She might
as well be hitting steel.
Don't worry. I've got him.
Just then Bane SLAMS her into an ice wall by the throat, rears
back with his fist, about to deliver the killing blow.
No. I've got him.
580C Robin leaps, ripping off the tubes leading from Bane's
injector pack to his skull, venom spraying wildly into the
580D Bane hits the snow, writing, as the venom effect is
reversed. His muscles shrink, his form diminishing until
he is again a scrawny prisoner, struggling in the folds of
You should get that suit taken in.
No one's buying baggy anymore.
581 EXT. TELESCOPE - FALLING
The ground is rushing up below them.
Grab my belt and hang on.
The Scientists each grab one side of Batman's utility belt.
582 THE CABLE pulls taught, slowing Batman's fall, the
telescope dropping from under them as the cable bends like
a bow, Batman and the Scientists sinking at its center.
583 The cable reaches its nadir over an outcropping of rock
on the cliff. Below the telescope EXPLODES into the frozen
This is your stop.
584 Batman pushes the Scientists onto the ledge, the reduced
weight SHOOTING the cable taught, ROCKETING Batman up
towards the dome like an arrow.
585 INT. OBSERVATORY
Batman flips in through the telescope slat, followed
immediately by Batgirl and Robin, all landing together on
the observatory floor.
Winded, old timer?
Don't make me kill you in front
of the girl.
It's midnight. The telescope's gone.
There's no way to thaw the city.
Theoretically, the satellites could
be positioned to thaw the city
directly. But it would take a
I'm on it.
Robin clears the rubble from a fallen console, begins to type.
Nothing. The equipment is dead.
(shouldering him aside)
No. I'm on it.
She quick patches a couple of broken wires, the console
lighting up, WHIRRING to life. Begins hacking.
Ms. Genius. Madame Genius. Her
Geniusness. Which sounds better?
586 EXT. EARTH - VIEW FROM SPACE
The giant orbital satellites finally align. A full disk of
the sun appears in the mirror, beamed from one to the next
and then the next, the beam cutting downward towards.
587 EXT. GOTHAM SKYLINE
The giant rays of focused sunlight begin warming the city.
590 EXT. OBSERVATORY - NIGHT
Rays of light hit the Observatory, melting the ice covered
591 INT. OBSERVATORY FLOOR
Batman walks over to Freeze who lies amidst the rubble, weak
and gray with the growing heat, straining to BREATHE.
Go on, kill me too. Just as you
killed my wife.
I didn't kill your wife.
Batman presses a button on his utility belt.
Run Ivy evidence tape 001.40.
592 BATMAN'S GAUNTLET - CLOSE. A tiny monitor shows an image
of Poison Ivy.
As I told Lady Freeze when I pulled
her plug, this is a one woman show.
FREEZE SCREAMS his rage. His face streams with frozen
tears, like tiny diamonds.
But she's not dead, Victor. We found
her, restored her icy slumber.
593 BATMAN'S GAUNTLET MONITOR shows Mrs. Fries restored in
She's still frozen, Victor, alive,
waiting for you to find a cure. I
know what it's like to lose
everything you've ever loved. But
vengeance isn't power. Any two-bit
thug with a gun can take a life. To
give life, that's true power, a
power you once had. I don't know
if you'll ever find a cure for your wife.
But I'm asking you now, Doctor
Victor Fries, to save another life.
Show me how to cure McGregor's
Syndrome Stage One. And maybe you
can also save the man your wife once
loved. He's still inside you, buried
somewhere deep beneath the snow.
Will you help me? Doctor?
Freeze stares at Batman. Finally he unseals his
chestplate, removes two glowing power orbs, holds them
out, his smile, bittersweet.
Take two of these and call me in
594 INT. WAYNE MANOR - ALFRED'S QUARTERS - NIGHT
Robin and Batgirl watch as Batman attaches the modified
power sources from Freeze's suit to Alfred's life-support.
All we can do now is wait.
(takes Alfred's hand)
594A EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM - NIGHT
The prison is secure once again.
594B INT. ARKHAM ASYLUM CELL - NIGHT
Ivy sits in the barred moonlight, staring out the window,
holding a small flower in her hand, pulling the petals
out one by one.
He loves me. He loves me not.
He loves me. he loves me...
A figure stands cloaked in shadows. He steps forward.
(off his suit)
It's amazing what you can buy around
here for a few dozen diamonds.
Freeze begins coming towards her, menacingly.
Prepare for a bitter harvest.
Winter has come at last.
595 EXT. WAYNE MANOR - DAWN
Morning breaks on the great old building.
596 A PILE OF PIZZA BOXES - CLOSE
PULL BACK TO REVEAL
597 INT. WAYNE MANOR - LIVING ROOM - DAWN
World War III was lost in this room. Strewn clothes.
Barbara dozes on the couch. Dick paces. Bruce stands,
staring out the window, afraid he has lost Alfred forever.
(OVER) a THROAT CLEARS. LOUDER.
All look up. Alfred is descending the stairs. Scowling.
Alfred, are you...?
Rather disappointed at how poorly
I taught you proper housekeeping.
And quite well, it seems. Thanks
to you, son. Thanks to you all.
The three move to him. A family reunion. Dick turns to
One question. When Batgirl and I
rolled off the telescope, how
come you didn't try and save us?
It was the first time I fell and
you weren't there to catch me.
I knew you could handle it.
Barbara CLEARS her throat. Dick shoots her a look.
Sometimes counting on someone else
is the only way to win.
Hey, I'm the one who kicked Ivy's
botanical butt. Personally. Me. I did.
You are going back to school.
You're never going to win this
Barbara extends her hand.
A beat. The other heroes follow suit. A team is born.
BRUCE & DICK
We're going to need a bigger cave.
600 EXT. BATSIGNAL - NIGHT
Three costumed avengers race into the night.
FINAL FADE TO BLACK