Who’s your Batman?

It may seem absurd today, but back in the day it was something of a shock that when a Batman feature film was planned for a summer 1989 release, actor Adam West got passed over. He was hardly happy about the situation. He wasn’t even asked to make a cameo!

Today there are many iterations of the caped crusader with more on the way. Everyone has their favorite (or favorites) and their most hated actor to don the cowl.

So who is yours?

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Adam West in Batman the TV series

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Michael Keaton in Batman

Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in numerous cartoons and videogames

Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in numerous cartoons and videogames

Val Kilmer in Batman Forever

Val Kilmer in Batman Forever

George Clooney in Batman and Robin

George Clooney in Batman and Robin

Christian Bale in Batman Begins

Christian Bale in Batman Begins

One thought on “Who’s your Batman?

  1. I’m a child of the 1970s, so I didn’t watch Adam West new… but it was on after school most every day when I was a kid and I remember it fondly.

    Kevin Conroy is probably hands down the animated voice actor for Batman. I didn’t hate other Batmen cartoons, but after Conroy they were all 2nd at best.

    I thought Michael Keaton did a good job. I was unimpressed with Kilmer and Clooney and I like Clooney otherwise.. I vote Bale, though, for best movie Batman. It really isn’t close for me.

    Adam West is literally in a class by himself. He owned that role, and is still the only live-action TV Batman. He also did voice-acting work for some cartoons as well.

    It would have been folly to cast him as Batman in 1989… but it was unforgivable to me that they didn’t find a way to write a part for him in that movie.

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