Sam Hamm
Born (1955-11-19) November 19, 1955 (age 65)
OccupationScreenwriter, television producer

Sam Hamm (born November 19, 1955) is an American screenwriter and comic book writer.[1] Hamm is known for co-writing the screenplay for Tim Burton's Batman and the story for Batman Returns. As a result of his work, he was invited to write for Detective Comics.[2] The result was Batman: Blind Justice, which introduced Bruce Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard, who later appeared in Batman Begins. Hamm's other screen credits include Never Cry Wolf[3] and Monkeybone. Hamm also wrote unused drafts for Planet of the Apes and Watchmen adaptations.[citation needed] In February 2021, it was announced that Hamm would return to the 1989 Batman film universe with the limited series Batman '89, which will be a direct continuation of both the 1989 film and Batman Returns.[4]

Selected filmography

Year Title Writer Executive producer
1989 Batman Yes
1992 Batman Returns Yes
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Yes Yes
2001 Monkeybone Yes Yes
2005 Masters of Horror Yes
1983 Never Cry Wolf Yes


  1. ^ "Sam Hamm". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30.
  2. ^ Greenberger, Robert; Manning, Matthew K. (2009). The Batman Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the Batcave. Running Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-7624-3663-8. In the pages of Detective Comics, Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm took advantage of that year's ongoing writers' strike to write a three-issue story entitled "Blind Justice", which culminated in that title's 600th issue.
  3. ^ Holloway, Ronald (1983-08-31). "Never Cry Wolf". Variety.
  4. ^ Patches, Matt (February 16, 2021). "Original Batman and Superman movies get sequels in DC comic form". Polygon. Retrieved February 20, 2021.