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Who is the Best Batman?

Find out which Dark Knight soars highest when it comes to box office, Tomatometer, iconic moments, and cultural impact.

by | March 26, 2020 | Comments

Robert Pattinson is our new Batman, but who is the best Caped Crusader among his predecessors? That’s what our contributing editor Mark Ellis is asking in the latest episode of Vs., the show where we use Tomatometer and box office data, among other considerations, to settle some of popular culture’s biggest debates. In our battle of the Batmen, we restricted our field to those who have appeared on the big screen: Is the greatest Dark Knight the moody Christian Bale? The quirky Michael Keaton? Perhaps the original, Adam West, who starred in Batman’s first big-screen adventure? Or the man whose voice work made Batman: The Animated Series a landmark, Kevin Conroy, and who also voiced the Bat in Mask of the Phantasm and The Killing Joke. Those four actors go up against other past Bats of the big screen: Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Will Arnett, who put a hilarious spin on the character in The Lego Movie, its sequel, and his own solo spinoff. Who comes out on top? Check out the video above – and then check out our Vs. episode on the Joker.

Disagree with our winner? Let us have it in the comments. And be sure to check out our ranking of Batman movies by Tomatometer

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