Who’s Your Favorite Batman?

Batman is one of the coolest fictional characters to ever be conceived on the big screen. Before I knew Iron Man and Captain America and Wonder Woman I loved Batman. Batman was, and still is, one of the coolest superheroes ever created and these three gentlemen have played the iconic role the best.

The “Who’s the best Batman” debate can get a little heated and is a topic that will last for a long while between avid superhero fans and so I decided I wanted to make it the topic of this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy.

The Classic Batman


Before there were out-of-this-world special effects and better outfits Michael Keaton still managed to shine as the first truly awesome live-action Batman. I remember watching Batman for the first time and being amazed by how cool he was despite the movie’s sub par quality. Yeah, Batman and Batman Returns weren’t the best superhero movies ever made but he was so cool I still managed to enjoy them. In fact, I was bummed when I discovered that he didn’t make a third Batman movie.

Michael Keaton might’ve been the first but he was definitely a very, very cool version of the iconic character.

The Dark Batman


Christian Bale was the first version of Batman I saw as a child and I was hooked. He was so ridiculously cool he immediately became my favorite superhero for a very long while but the question is; was he a great Batman because the movies were awesome or was he really that great? I think it was a delightful mixture of both. Not only was he really cool but the movies were off the chain (especially The Dark Knight) and that always helps.

The Newest Batman


When I found out Ben Affleck was going to be the new Batman I was definitely skeptical. The only movie I had ever seen him in was the Oscar-winning Argo (which was a great movie by the way) and so I couldn’t imagine him as Batman. But, when I watched the film I was honestly surprised at how well he played the role. In fact, I was kind of digging the new Batman.

Unfortunately he got a little lame in Justice League and so that tarnished his awesomeness quite a bit. And now I’m not even sure if he’s going to return as Batman when the character needs to show u again. It’s a mess.

So, these are the three Batmans. My favorite would probably have to be…Michael Keaton, simply because he was still awesome and like I said before, his movies weren’t even that good. In fact, he was SO cool that every Batman after him has been molded off of his take on the character.

Let’s say Michael Keaton had been in The Dark Knight trilogy Christopher Nolan directed. Those movies would’ve been even more awesome. So yeah, Michael Keaton is my favorite.

The question is; who’s your favorite Batman? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

6 thoughts on “Who’s Your Favorite Batman?”

  1. Hi Annlyel, I had this conversation with some other folks on a lightsaber forum a while ago. I agree with you that Keaton was the best Batman. The reason I gave was that if you ever get the chance to read the very first issues/series of the Batman comics they are very dark, grimy, raw and basic. Basic in that Batman didn’t have all the gadgets and gizmos (or special FX) you see in the movies, he used martial arts and fought hand to hand combat…and he didn’t mind breaking bones. The world of Gotham was dark, it wasn’t as clear cut in regards to good and evil, the line was blurred and characters were flawed (intentionally). As a result the Keaton films were closer to the comic book visions than the newer films are. There were no mentions of Tumbler Batmobiles (the “Batmobile was actually a souped up town car) or Superhero groups, Batman was just a shadowy vigilante that cracked down on crime.

    So Michael Keaton wins (and sorry for the long comment 😀 )

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    1. Oh, the long comment is perfectly fine. 🙂

      Now, I happen to LOVE Batman’s gadgets. It’s one of the reasons why he became my favorite superhero but yeah, Michael Keaton’s Batman wins hands down. He’s pretty awesome.


      1. Hi there, just a quick reply. I do like gadgets as long as they don’t become the focus of the film. A bit like folk only watch a movie for the FX, some just watch for gadgets! (But then I do design lightsabers for a hobby! 😀 )

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  2. This is a great question, and I agree with your choices. I’ll always have a soft spot for Michael Keaton. I actually really enjoyed that first Batman film, even with the ‘you wanna get nuts???’ scene and the slow pacing at the start. Batman Returns was just weird (you never go full Burton), but it did nothing to really diminish my opinions on Michael Keaton’s Batman. I feel he not only caught the essence of Batman, but also Bruce Wayne under the mask too. Bale was good, but too moody for me. He was a great Batman, but a boring Bruce Wayne. Kevin Conroy deserves a shout out as well. 🙂

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    1. I’ve never watched the Batman films with Kevin Conroy but I’m sure I’ll see them one day.

      Once again I agree with you. I somewhat enjoyed ‘Batman’ but ‘Batman Returns’ was definitely a bit strange. I liked Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman but Danny Devito’s Penguin was sickeningly disturbing. I don’t think I could eat fish for a week after that film.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

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