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Sam Hamm
Sam Hamm
General Information
Birth Name: Sam Hamm
Birth Date: November 19, 1955
Birth Place: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Batman Media: Batman
Batman Returns
Batman: Blind Justice


Sam Hamm is an American screenwriter. Hamm wrote the original screenplay for Batman. After a writers strike, it underwent numerous revisions by Warren Skaaren, Charles McKeown and Jonathan Gems. While on strike, he was invited by Denny O'Neil to write for Detective Comics and the result was Batman: Blind Justice, which introduced Bruce Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard, who later appeared (in a different way than the original) in Batman Begins.

Hamm wrote an unused Batman II screenplay with a completely different story than what appeared in the final film. Burton disliked the story so much that he hired Daniel Waters to take the narrative in a completely different direction.

However, Hamm has been credited for writing the screen story of Batman Returns.

Other works of Sam Hamm include Never Cry Wolf, Monkeybone and three unused drafts for Fantastic Four, Planet of the Apes and Watchmen.

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