Holy smokes, the Bat Signal spotted in Sandton!


To celebrate 80 years of Gotham’s guardian, TNT has scheduled an all-day Batman movie marathon and has a surprise for the residents of Sandton!

Since the first appearance of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman, in Detective Comics #27 on 30 March 1939, Batman has continued to captivate fans worldwide – millions who simply cannot get enough of his dry sense of humour, tech inventions like the Batmobile and the way the hero leaps to the defence of the vulnerable in the night whenever the Bat-Signal appears against the ominous and ever-cloudy Gotham sky.

Spot the Bat-Signal on The Leonardo

On Saturday 21 September, TNT Africa will pay homage to Batman, the greatest superhero of all time, with premium programming and an awe-inspiring emblematic projection, lighting up the tallest building in Africa.

Starting at 6.30 pm CAT, TNT Africa will be taking over the façade of The Leonardo building, rising 150m above Sandton’s skyline in the Heart of Africa’s richest Square mile. Batman fans will be immersed in an expansive Batman show where TNT will project ever-shifting blockbuster scenes and iconic visuals from the much-loved Batman movies against the Sandton skyscraper, delivering narrative drama as well as spectacle.

The highlight of the event commences at 8 pm, where generations of fans will get to honour the timeless hero, who has been gracing audiences for over 80 years, as the iconic Bat-Signal lights up the Sandton skyline.

A Batman marathon? Yes, please 

The whole of Saturday 21 September will be dedicated to the Batman movies! Starting at 9.35 am, you can watch all Batman, all the time on TNT, channel 137.

Here is the line-up for the Batman movie marathon:

Batman (1989)

First up is Batman, in which Batman (Michael Keaton) battles the Joker (Jack Nicholson), who is terrorising Gotham City.

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 09:35

Batman Returns (1992)

The Bat (Michael Keaton) is back in the sequel to try and prevent the Penguin (Danny DeVito) from killing all of Gotham’s first-born sons. Look out for Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman!

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 11:40

Batman Forever (1995)

Directed by Joel Schumacher. Batman (with Val Kilmer in the role) battles Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey) trying to extract information from the minds of Gotham’s citizens as they learn his secret identity. Batman gets help from his younger sidekick Robin (Chris O’Donnell). Look out for Nicole Kidman as Dr Chase Meridian, Bruce’s psychologist.

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 13:45

Batman & Robin (1997)

Also directed by Joel Schumacher. George Clooney is the Caped Crusader this time, with Chris O’Donnell back as Robin. Together they attempt to prevent Mr Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) from freezing everything on Earth to death and having the planet overrun with mutant plants. Look out for the only live-action film appearance of Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone)!

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 15:45

Batman Begins (2005)

The film series gets a reboot in 2005 with Christopher Nolan as writer and director, and Christian Bale donning the Bat-Suit. It’s an origin story, telling the tale of how Bruce became Batman and how he tries to stop Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson) and the Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) from creating chaos in Gotham. Look out for Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine as part of the star-studded cast.

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 17:45

The Dark Knight (2008)

In this 2008 film, again written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale is back as Batman, who tries to stop the Joker (Heath Ledger) from taking over Gotham. Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine reprise their roles, and Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal join the cast.

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 20:00

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Batman tries to prevent Gotham’s nuclear destruction at the hands of the evil mastermind Bane (Tom Hardy) in this 2012 film. Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, and Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman reprise their roles, as well as Cillian Murphy, who returns as the Scarecrow.

Watch it on Saturday 21 September on TNT (137) at 22:30