Taking place after the events of Batman: Forever, but reminiscent of the style of Batman and Batman Returns, Batman: Revenge returns viewers to Gotham City in the first production of its kind- in LEGO. Made in 2003, before the official LEGO Batman line was released, the film brought Batman and LEGO together like never before.
At the close of Batman Forever, the Riddler became more insane than ever. This served as the springboard for Batman: Revenge. In the film, the question-marked villain escapes from Arkham Asylum with the purpose of revenge against the Dark Knight, a plan which places one of Batman's closest allies in jeopardy. While no written riddles are present in the film, the final scenes present what could be Nygma's greatest riddle of all.
Batman: Revenge (The Batman LEGO Film) is a 2003, non-commercial, independent stop motion brickfilm created by director and animator Jonathan Markiewitz. The film has been credited by BatmanFanFilms.Com and TheForce.Net as the production which brought Batman fan films into the art of stop-motion animation and sparked a Batman LEGO MOC (My-Own-Creation) phenomenon. It is notable for being the first Batman LEGO fan film in history. Infuze Magazine stated "It might just be the ultimate fan made film!" Within its "opening weekend" on the Internet, the download number spiked to the multiple thousands, and according to Stop-Motion Online, "made legos cool again."
Batman: Revenge ranked 3rd in Total Film Magazine's 50 Coolest Viral Videos in a 2008 issue.
"Markiewitz has demonstrated a wonderful sense of guerrilla filmmaking. He has taken the bull by the horns and reshaped a comic book icon into a previously unseen form." - Film Review by Troy Anderson of Living Corpse
"That was excellent! I'm hooked!" - Clark Bartram, Batman: Dead End
"You can just imagine what kinds of things people will be doing when the official Batman (LEGO) line rolls out." - BimPCast Audio Clip on Batman: Revenge
"It's a lot of fun to watch, and one of the best fan films I've seen, cinematically." - Blue Tights Network
"It might just be the ultimate fan-made film!" - Infuze Magazine
"It told a good story without any words. Amazingly good." - BlueTights.Net Fan Review
"Slick recreation of the batmobile, and the lighting is pretty reminiscent of the Burton films." - Spite Your Face Productions, The Han Solo Affair
"I did Batman: Revenge for the same reason any of us make films - to do our own take on a story and have a good time. The initial intent for the project was to do a fun animation I figured only a handful of people would see, but it really took off. The popularity and fanbase that's resulted from the project took me by surprise, and I'm thankful to have had such a great ride." - Jon Markiewitz