Batman Actors Before They Got The Role

There has been no hero who has gotten as many swings as Batman. Even if you combine all the people who have played Spider-man and all of the actors who have played Superman you’d still be short by a few of the people who have played Batman, and this is without reaching back to the original serials. Superman might be the standard bearer at DC Comics but Batman is the real star. The moody billionaire that took a few gap years after his parents died to become a ninja and the worlds greatest detective is almost the perfect embodiment of what comic book fans would like to be. Not just rich, but as in control and as moody and mysterious. But being rich would also be nice. From the campy 1966 portrayal to the increasingly dark depictions leading up the the current offering that looks so dark I’m worried I’ll be eaten by a Grue different actors have donned the cowl to a pretty consistent reaction-doubt. Almost everyone to take on the protector of Gotham City has been the result of fan backlash and doubt and campaigns to get the studio to reconsider only to have that portrayal to be considered iconic and irreplaceable when the poor next guy comes along to take on the Caped Crusader. With Batman entering a new chapter it’s time to look back at everyone whos taken on the night and see how they got there. Who is your Batman through which all other Batmans are judged? Is their Joker important? Let us know in the comments and while you’re there be sure to like and subscribe for the latest videos to your inbox.


0:00 Intro
0:32 Robert Patterson
2:38 Batfleck
4:43 Christian Bale
5:40 George Clooney
6:58 Val Kilmer
8:18 Michael Keaton
10:44 Kevin Conroy
12:01 Will Arnet
12:49 Joaquin Phoenix
13:36 Jared Leto
14:23 Heath Ledger
15:06 Jack Nicholson
15:46 Caesar Romero
16:15 Mark Hamill

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Written by: Ryan Carbrey
Narrated by: Justin Freitas @JustinFreitasVO
Edited by: @thisiszohair

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