Batman

Live-action and cartoons, features and serials, television shows and movies: Batman has starred in them all. Bob Kane and Bill Finger's Dark Knight debuted in the pages of ‘Detective Comics’ in 1939, and quickly made the transition to film and later to television. He’s not only one of the most popular comic-book heroes, he’s also one of the malleable; he’s been a camp icon (in Adam West’s series and film) and a menacing, shadowy avenger (in Tim Burton and later Christopher Nolan’s interpretations). After Christian Bale’s extremely successful tenure as the character, the next man to play Batman will be Ben Affleck, when he co-stars in next year’s ‘Batman v Superman.’

  • Notable Appearances:
  • Batman (1966-1968)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
All the Easter Eggs We Found in ‘The Lego Batman Movie’
The LEGO Batman Movie, now playing in theaters (and Palace Cinema LEGO sets) everywhere, works perfectly well for any audience, regardless of their familiarity with Batman, LEGO or otherwise. For viewers who do know the nearly 80-year history of its title character, however, the film is a treasure t…
The 10 Weirdest Batman Movie Toys
Batman made his first comic book appearance in 1939, but it wasn’t until 1972 that the Mego Corporation got the bright idea to mass-produce a line of toys featuring the superhero and all his gadgets, vehicles, sidekicks, and adversaries. Ever since then, the character has been a staple of the…
The Top 5 Worst Batman Movie Moments
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Every two weeks (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world o…
Fire up the Batcomputer for Some ‘Batman Begins’ Facts
If you’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, you probably remember the great scene where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and Ducard (Liam Neeson) fight on a frozen lake. But did you know that all throughout the day Bale and Neeson shot this scene, they could hear cracks in the ice be…

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