Sad news today: it has been reported that Leslie H. Martinson has died.
The director, who had an extensive career in television, was best known for directing the classic 1966 film Batman: The Movie, which was both a big-screen tie-in to the Adam West/Burt Ward headlined television series and the first cinematic Batman film.
The film, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary back in July, is best known for its deadpan humor, team-up between four colorful villains, and tongue-in-cheek conflicts and action scenes. Even if you’ve never seen the movie, you at least know some of its bigger jokes.
Martinson, who was 101, died of natural causes.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter