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Wayne Manor
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General Information
Official name: Wayne Manor
Created by: Anton Furst
Tim Burton
First Appearance: Batman
Country: United States
Locale: Gotham City


Wayne Manor was the ancestral home of Bruce Wayne. He was raised there from birth, first by his father, Thomas Wayne, and mother, Martha Wayne, and after their death, by his butler and surrogate father, Alfred Pennyworth.

Several hidden entrances led to the Batcave, which rested underground, beneath Wayne Manor.

HistoryEdit

Burton FilmsEdit

BatmanEdit

In the 1989 film, Batman, Vicki Vale and Alexander Knox attended a benefit at Wayne Manor, where Bruce Wayne was taken by Vicki's charm.

Batman ReturnsEdit

In the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns, the passage way to the Batcave was uncovered by turning on the lights of a miniature Wayne Manor in a nearby aquarium and dropping through a false floor in an iron maiden.

Schumacher FilmsEdit

Batman ForeverEdit

In the 1995 film, Batman Forever, Dick Grayson discovered an entrance to the Batcave that was concealed behind a silverware storage cupboard.

Batman & RobinEdit

In the 1997 sequel, Batman & Robin, Barbara Wilson, Alfred's niece, made a surprise visit and was invited to stay at Wayne Manor until she returned to college.

GalleryEdit

BatmanEdit
Batman ReturnsEdit
Batman ForeverEdit
Batman & RobinEdit

Behind The ScenesEdit

Background Information and NotesEdit

For the exterior shots of the mansion in Batman (1989), Knebworth House, a Gothic Tudor mansion 28 miles north of London, was used. The interior shots, however, were shot in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire; the gaming room from the movie used the mansion's long gallery, and the marble hall was used for Wayne's 'arsenal' with the two-way mirror.

In Batman Returns (1992), a scale model was used for the exteriors of Wayne Manor.
In response to the noted iron maiden entrance to the Batcave, Tim Burton remarks, "The iron maiden is a torture device, so you know, him being a tortured individual, you could see him connecting to that on some level emotionally and I thought it would be a good image."

In Schumacher' films, Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997), Webb Institute in Glen Cove, New York was used for the exterior shots of Wayne Manor.

LegacyEdit

The notion of opening a secret door to their hideout using a submerged model building in a fish tank reappeared in Red Robin #25, where Tim Drake used the ploy to access his new headquarters in Gotham.

TriviaEdit

  • A majority of the manor's rooms had large mirrors which hid surveillance cameras for Bruce to keep an eye on key guests during galas and balls.

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