"The Dark Knight" Who felt slighted? The mayor (and town?) of Batman, Turkey The charge: In a weird twist, the mayor of Batman, a small city in southeastern Turkey, planned to sue Christopher Nolan, the director of " The Dark Knight," and Warner Bros. studios for royalties from the movie. In a Huffington Post article, the city's mayor "blamed the Batman movie 'for a number of unresolved murders and a high female suicide rate' in his town. He attributed these problems to 'the psychological impact that the film's success has had on the city's inhabitants.' "David James / Warner Bros.