Joel Schumacher directs the third installment in the thrilling adventures of “Batman,” with Val Kilmer (“The Doors”; “Tombstone”) as Gotham’s Dark Knight. It’s a brand new day for Batman and a brand new nightmare for Gotham City. Two new sinister forces of evil — Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), formerly known as District Attorney Harvey Dent until a courtroom accident left him disfigured by chance and fueled by vengeance, and the Riddler (Jim Carrey), who was previously Edward Nygma, an overlooked employee of Wayne Enterprises before his transformation into the most quizzical and dangerous of tricksters — join together to overtake the minds of the citizenry and destroy their arch-enemy, Batman. This time, Batman won’t have to fight for his city alone as he plunges into battle bolstered by a stalwart new partner at his side. . .a young acrobat galvanized by tragedy and reborn into a life of heroism as Robin (Chris O’Donnell).
But Batman’s alter-ego, billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne, has troubles of his own. Haunted by the memories of his traumatic childhood, he is attracted to beautiful criminal psychiatrist Dr. Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman), who’s more fascinated by the striking figure of Batman. It’s a romantic triangle … involving just two people! As Gotham is beset by an ever-increasing crime wave masterminded by Two-Face and the Riddler, Batman and Robin race to battle their nefarious foes in a climactic contest that will determine the fate of Gotham once and for all.
“Batman Forever” also stars Michael Gough as trusted butler and ally Alfred Pennyworth and Pat Hingle as beleaguered Police Commissioner James Gordon. “Batman Forever” also co-stars Don “The Dragon” Wilson in his first role as a villain. Wilson leads a gang of thugs that includes film star and prominent black belt Michael Worth, against the Caped Crusader. The film also features appearances by Drew Barrymore, Debi Mazar and Ed Begley, Jr. The first two installments of this film series, “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” collectively grossed more than $700 million and the third stanza, “Batman Forever,” is predicted to be just as big a hit as its predecessors.