- "Believe or not, they've entrusted this entire operation to a 30-year-old guy who looks more like a lead guitarist than a leading director. Imagine having 400 people asking you 1000 questions and having to have the right answers instantly. Meet the amazing Tim Burton."
- ―Robert Wuhl[src]
Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (born August 25, 1958) is a world renowned film director, producer, writer and artist who directed the original Batman and its first sequel, Batman Returns. He is also credited as a producer on the third film in the series, Batman Forever.
Despite initially giving the new creative team a seal of approval, Burton has since indicated negative feelings toward the third film. He chose not to participate in Batman & Robin. For a time he worked on developing a Catwoman spinoff with Daniel Waters but this never came to fruition. In late 90's he reunited with producer Jon Peters on Superman Lives, another cancelled film but was much further along in development.
Catwoman & Batman III
Burton attended a meeting with WB about possibly doing a third Batman. It became clear that they didn't want him doing a third Batman. Instead, Burton agreed to do a lower budgeted Catwoman spinoff, while WB went forward with the third Batman that would headed by a new director willing to make the film more marketable and family friendly, Joel Schumacher.
Catwoman languished in development hell throughout the 90's.