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How McDonald's Got Tim Burton Fired From The Batman Series

Looking back, it's hard to believe that a director like Tim Burton was allowed within 10 feet of a multimillion dollar superhero franchise. Tim Burton directs Michael Keaton in this behind-the-scenes shot.Warner BrothersBefore these movies were the box office juggernauts that we know and love today, Warner Brothers took a big risk on the director to helm Batman. Burton's success with Pee-wee's Big Adventure seemed to promise that he could make a fun, family movie do big business.The comedy grossed $40 million, with just a $7 million budget.Sinema TurkBut in fact it was Burton's dark and edgy