Who is the Best Batman?


Batman is one of the most popular superheroes in the world, first being introduced in May of 1939 in Detective Comics number 27. Since he is so popular, many movies have been made to bring the caped crusader to life on the big screen, and many different actors have portrayed the Dark Knight. So which actor did the best portrayal of Batman?

Honorable mention

One man, who didn’t play batman in live action but in animation, is Kevin Conroy. He first voiced Batman in the nineties show Batman: The Animated Series. Since then, he has voiced Batman in multiple animated movies, television shows, and video games for almost thirty years.

#7 : George Clooney

George Clooney played Batman in 1997 in Batman & Robin. This movie has Batman facing off against Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy as they try to freeze Gotham City and destroy the people who live there. This movie is the first to feature Batgirl, but that doesn’t save it from being the worst of the Batman movies, having a rotten tomatoes score of 12%.

#6: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck never received his own Batman movie due to its cancellation. However he did appear in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in Justice League, and will portray Batman for the final time in The Flash, which will come out later this year. Ben Affleck’s Batman was criticized for being too dark and breaking his code which states to not kill his enemies, but this version of Batman murders multiple of his enemies himself or through making them targets in prison. This version of Batman is also the oldest Batman, having been the superhero for 20 years in these films.  While this Batman had potential, movies with Afleck’s Batman appears in have a score of about 35%.

#5: Val Kilmer.

Val Kilmer played batman in 1995 in Batman Forever, after Michael Keaton left the role. This version of Batman went away from the goofy mood the other two films before it carried, and it was criticized for being too boring. However, this was the first suit to have Bat nipples, a trend hat George Clooney’s Batman would also share. Kilmer’s movie would get a score of 40%

#4: Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton is the man who personified the words ” I’m Batman” in his his two movies Batman, and Batman Returns. Michael Keaton will also reprise his role as Batman alongside Ben Affleck later this year. When Michael Keaton played Batman, he was dark and brooding but was still goofy, and his suit looked ridiculous because he was not able to turn his head. However, his movies are considered some of the best as he has a score of 76%

#3: Adam West

Adam West played batman in the 60’s  and in his very own movie Batman in 1966. This version of Batman was very different from the rest of these other Batmen. This version wore blue tights and was the goofiest Batman of all. Though he has one of the coolest Batmobiles, his movie  has a score of 79%.

#2 Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is the latest Batman, and his movie The Batman, came out this year on March 4th. This movie is set when The Batman has only been around for two years and must solve a series of murders laid out by The Riddler to stop him. This is probably the best Batman movie since 2008’s The Dark Knight. This version of Batman has about the level of violence that Ben Affleck’s Batman had, but this time without the killing. The best thing about this version of Batman is that in this movie, Batman is actually terrifying and you can feel the fear that the criminals do in this movie. This is a great Batman with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 85%.

#1: Christian Bale

In 2005, what were considered to be the best Batman movie trilogies were made, starting off with Batman Begins, and then releasing what is considered the best one, The Dark Knight, and ending off with The Dark Knight Rises. Christian Bale was probably the most comic-book-accurate Batman, as his movies were dark and action-packed, with some of the best casting choices for a superhero movie. This Batman is the winner, beating Robert Pattinson by only three points and ending up with an average score of 88%.