Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A multi-billionaire industrialist from Gotham City who is secretly a costumed crime-fighting vigilante.

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Batman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 25, 2016

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart

The film introduces two main characters to Nolan’s series: Selina Kyle (played by Anne Hathaway), a cat burglar whose appearance in Gotham City sets in motion a chain of events that leads Batman to unretire; and Bane (played by Tom Hardy), the film’s antagonist whose objective is to destroy Gotham with a nuclear fusion bomb.

The film received near critical acclaim and became a commercial success. With a worldwide gross of $834 million, unadjusted for inflation, the film is currently the 30th-highest-grossing film of all time and the second-highest-grossing film of 2012.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Eric Roberts

he Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero crime thriller film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan’s Batman film series and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role. The film follows Bruce Wayne/Batman (Bale), District Attorney Harvey Dent/Two-Face (Aaron Eckhart), Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal), and Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and their struggles and journey in combating the new rising threat of a criminal who goes by the name of the “Joker” (Heath Ledger).

Nolan’s inspiration for the film was the Joker’s comic book debut in 1940, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold Two-Face’s origin. The Dark Knight was filmed primarily in Chicago, as well as in several other locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Nolan used an IMAX camera to film some sequences, including the Joker’s first appearance in the film. On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger died from a toxic combination of prescription drugs, leading to intense attention from the press and moviegoing public.

Batman Begins (2005)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the perennially popular comic-book series. The young Bruce Wayne (Gus Lewis) leads a privileged life as the son of wealthy, philanthropist parents, both of whom stress their commitment to improving the lives of the citizens of crime-ridden Gotham City. After his mother and father are murdered by a mugger, however, Wayne grows into an impudent young man (Christian Bale), full of rage and bent on retribution until encouraged by his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), to search for answers beyond his own personal vendettas…

Batman & Robin (1997)

Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Chris O’Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, Elle Macpherson

This was the third follow-up to Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), the original revisionist look at the Gotham City legend, as well as the second in the Batman series directed by Joel Schumacher and the first featuring George Clooney as the Caped Crusader; it features not one but two super-villains, and a new heroine to fight crime alongside Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) and Dick Grayson (aka Robin) (Chris O’Donnell). The experiments of Dr. Victor Fries (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to preserve his late wife cryogenically have gone horribly wrong, turning him into the evil genius Mr. Freeze, who must keep his body at sub-zero temperature in order to say alive – and he wants to put Gotham City on ice…

Batman Forever (1995)

Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman

Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton and began steering it in the campier direction of the Sixties television show with this third installment. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only outing as the Caped Crusader, is effectively brooding as he ponders strange dreams about his parents’ death and escapes his own near-demise at the hands of Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), a former district attorney driven insane and turned into a master criminal when a gangster throws acid in his face. 

Meanwhile, as sexy psychologist Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman) tries to analyze and seduce both Bruce Wayne and Batman, Wayne Enterprises employee Edward Nygma 

Batman Returns (1992)

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny De Vito, Michelle Pfheiffer

Batman now faces the Penguin – a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Earlier however, Selina Kyle, Max’s secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman – a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.

Batman (1989)

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinder

Behind the black cowl, Gotham City superhero Batman is really millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who turned to crimefighting after his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes. The only person to share Wayne’s secret is faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough). The principal villain in Batman is The Joker (Jack Nicholson) who’d been mob torpedo Jack Napier before he was horribly disfigured in a vat of acid. The Joker’s plan to destroy Batman and gain control of Gotham City is manifold.

Batman 1966

Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin

When Batman (West) and Robin (Ward) get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp (the final role of actor Reginald Denny) is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission using the Batcopter. After a tangle with an exploding shark, Batman and Robin head back to Commissioner Gordon’s office where, by case of deduction and wisdom, they figure out that the tip was a set-up by four of the most powerful villains ever (Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman), who unite to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all.

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills - Batman (TV series) 1966 - 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman Stills – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Julie Newmar as Catwoman – Batman (TV series) 1966 – 1968

Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City.

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Lee Meriwether as Catwoman: Batman 1966 movie stills

Batman 1966 movie

When Batman (West) and Robin (Ward) get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp (the final role of actor Reginald Denny) is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission using the Batcopter. After a tangle with an exploding shark, Batman and Robin head back to Commissioner Gordon’s office where, by case of deduction and wisdom, they figure out that the tip was a set-up by four of the most powerful villains ever (Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman), who unite to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all.