Today I am devoting a post to the live-action, theatrically released Batman movies. I’m going to provide questions and answers to past movies, to create a cheat sheet should you be a little rusty on your Bat-facts.
This Q&A session highlights actors, characters and situations from the movies. Some of the questions are basic stuff, others are a little more detailed, but all should provide answers to your ever-pressing questions.
Frequently asked questions about the Batman movies
Who was the first actor to play Batman?
The first actor to play Batman was Lewis Wilson. The actor portrayed Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 1943 black and white serial, Batman.
The serial was released theatrically and was successful enough to produce a follow-up called Batman and Robin, which made its debut in 1949. In the sequel, Robert Lowery played the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Was Batman 1943 the first Batman movie?
No. Batman (1943) was a 15-chapter serial and not a feature-length movie.
What is significant about the 1943 Batman serial?
Apart from depicting the first live-action Batman, the 1943 Batman serial was responsible for the introduction of the Batcave. Batman’s iconic lair was created for the serial, before being introduced into the comics.
Was Alfred in the 1943 Batman serial?
Yes, William Austin played Alfred in the 1943 Batman serial. Eric Wilton played Alfred in Batman and Robin (1949).
What Batman characters appeared in the Batman serials?
In addition to Batman, Robin and Alfred, Commissioner Gordon and Vicki Vale appear in Batman and Robin (1949). Gordon was played by Lyle Talbot, while Vale was played by Jane Adams.
What was the name of the first Batman movie?
The first Batman movie was called Batman: The Movie and was released in 1966. The film starred Adam West as Batman, with Dick Ward as Robin.
Batman: The Movie was a spin-off from the live-action Batman TV series, which became extremely popular during the 1960s – and remains popular to this day.
What villains appeared in the first Batman movie?
The villains that appeared in Batman: The Movie were the Joker, Catwoman, Riddler and the Penguin. Cesar Romero played the Joker, Lee Meriweather was Catwoman, Frank Gorshin was the Riddler and Burgess Meredith played the Penguin.
All of the principle actors reprised their roles from the TV series, with the exception of Lee Meriweather. In the Batman show, Julie Newmar played the part of Catwoman.
Was there a sequel to Batman: The Movie?
No, Batman: The Movie was a standalone film. However, two animated movies based around the 1960s Batman series were released in 2016 and 2018. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017) featured the vocal talents of Adam West and Burt Ward, who played Batman and Robin in the ‘60s series and Batman: The Movie.
What was the Batman movie of the 1980s called?
The Batman movie released during the 1980s was simply titled, Batman. Released in 1989, the movie was directed by Tim Burton and starred Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Is Batman also called Batman ’89?
Yes, in recent years, Batman is also referred to by fans as Batman ’89.
Who was the villain of Batman ’89?
The villain of Batman ’89 was the Joker, as played by Jack Nicholson. The movie depicted the Joker’s origin, exploring his transformation from Jack Napier to the Joker.
Did Jack Nicholson appear in more than one Batman movie?
No, Jack Nicholson played the role of the Joker for one Batman film. His character was killed off during the final moments of the movie, after falling from the roof of a cathedral.
How much money was Jack Nicholson paid to play the Joker in Batman?
Jack Nicholson was paid $6 million to play the Joker. He received top billing on all Batman promotional material and received a percentage of the film’s box office earnings.
It is believed Nicholson received somewhere between $60 million and $90 million for his involvement with Batman.
What is the Joker’s real name?
According to Batman (1989), the Joker’s real name is Jack Napier. And while this name has been used in other forms of Bat-media, including comics and Batman: The Animated Series, Jack Napier was a name invented for the film.
In 2019’s Joker, the character’s real name is given as Arthur Fleck, while in 2008’s The Dark Knight the Joker isn’t given a real name. The mystery surrounding his alias suggests fans may never really know who the Joker truly is.
Did the Joker kill Bruce Wayne’s parents?
According to the events depicted in Batman (1989), Jack Napier was responsible for the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne. However, in the comics Napier is not responsible for the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents, a criminal known as Joe Chill killed the Waynes.
What is the meaning behind the phrase ‘Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?’?
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? is a phrase that the Joker claims to recite before he kills people. In truth there are times in Batman ’89 when he kills people without saying the phrase.
Who played Vicki Vale in Batman ’89?
The role of Vicki Vale was played by Kim Basinger in Batman ’89, although the part was originally given to Sean Young. Basinger was a last minute recast, after Young was injured in a horse riding accident.
Did Two-Face appear in Batman ’89?
No, Two-Face did not appear in Batman (1989), however his alter-ego, Harvey Dent did. In Batman ’89, the role of Harvey Dent was played by Billy Dee Williams.
Why did Billy Dee Williams not appear in the Batman sequels?
Williams took on the role of Harvey Dent, with the understanding that he would eventually get to play the character of Two-Face in a Batman sequel. Unfortunately, the first sequel did not include Dent/Two-Face, and when the third Batman movie went into production, Williams was recast.
Despite Williams not getting the opportunity to play Two-Face in any of the live-action Batman movies, the actor did provide the voice of Harvey ‘Two-Face’ in The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
Where was Batman ’89 filmed?
Batman 1989 was filmed in the UK, in Pinewood Studios. The shoot ran from October 1988 until January 1989, to meet its release date of June 1989.
What was the sequel to Batman called?
The sequel to Batman was the 1992 film, Batman Returns. As with Batman ’89, Michael Keaton played the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne.
What villains appeared in Batman Returns?
Three villains appeared in Batman Returns – The Penguin, Catwoman, and Max Shreck. The Penguin and Catwoman had previously appeared in the comics and on Batman television shows, while Shreck was an original villain created for the movie.
Danny DeVito played the role of The Penguin, while Michelle Pfeiffer played Catwoman. Max Shreck was played by Christopher Walken.
Did Paul Reubens cameo in Batman Returns?
Yes, Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens briefly played the role of the Penguin’s father in Batman Returns.
Were real penguins used in Batman Returns?
Both real and mechanical penguins were used in the filming of Batman Returns.
How many times did Michael Keaton play Batman?
Michael Keaton played the role of Batman twice: Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).
Did Catwoman get her own movie?
Yes – however, it was not directly connected to Batman Returns. The movie – simply titled Catwoman – was released in 2004 and starred Halle Berry in the title role.
Was Catwoman supposed to be a sequel to Batman Returns?
Catwoman was originally conceived as a spin-off of Batman Returns, with Michelle Pfeiffer reprising the role of Catwoman. However, the project sat in development hell for years, and by the time the movie entered production, the story was taken in a new direction, with a new Catwoman.
Did Michelle Pfeiffer appear in Catwoman?
Michelle Pfeiffer did not play a role in Catwoman but the film did feature a small nod to Pfeiffer’s character, suggesting it was (sort of) linked to the Batman movies. The nod was a photograph of Pfeiffer’s Catwoman.
Did Batman appear in the Catwoman movie?
No, neither Batman or Gotham City appeared or was mentioned in the Catwoman movie.
What movie followed Batman Returns?
Chronologically, Batman Forever followed Batman Returns. The movie – directed by Joel Schumacher – was released in 1995.
Who played Batman in Batman Forever?
Val Kilmer played Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Forever, taking over from Michael Keaton, who played the role in Batman and Batman Returns.
In how many Batman films did Val Kilmer play Batman?
Val Kilmer played the role of Batman in one Batman movie: Batman Forever.
Who played Robin in Batman Forever?
Chris O’Donnell played the role of Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever.
What villains appeared in Batman Forever?
Two villains appeared in Batman Forever – Two-Face and the Riddler. Two-Face was played by Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey took on the role of the Riddler.
Did Drew Barrymore appear in a Batman movie?
In Batman Forever, Two-Face was joined by sidekicks, Sugar and Spice. Drew Barrymore played Sugar, while Debi Mazar was Spice.
Who did Nicole Kidman play in Batman Forever?
Nicole Kidman played the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever. The character – a criminal psychologist – was created specifically for the movie.
Who killed Robin’s parents in Batman Forever?
In Batman Forever, Robin’s mother, father and brother are killed by Harvey ‘Two-Face’ Dent. Robin’s family are circus acrobats, specialising in the high wire, and fall to their death after Two-Face uses his gun to shoot their wire.
What movie followed Batman Forever?
Chronologically, Batman Forever was followed by Batman & Robin. The movie – directed by Joel Schumacher – was released in 1997 and was the final film in the Batman Anthology (1989 – 1997).
What is the Batman Anthology?
The Batman Anthology is the term used to group together Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).
Who played Batman in Batman & Robin?
George Clooney played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman & Robin. Clooney was the third actor to play Batman in the Batman Anthology, following Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer.
In how many Batman movies did George Clooney play Batman?
George Clooney played the Caped Crusader in one Batman movie: Batman & Robin.
What villains appeared in Batman & Robin?
Four Batman villains appeared in Batman & Robin: Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Bane and Dr. Jason Woodrue. Arnold Schwarzenegger played Mr. Freeze, Uma Thurman played Poison Ivy, Jeep Swenson played Bane, and John Glover played Dr. Jason Woodrue.
How much was Arnold Schwarzenegger paid to play Mr. Freeze?
Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $25 million to play the role of Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin. This figure was a fifth of the movie’s overall production budget ($125 million).
Did Uma Thurman wear a different costume every time she appeared on screen in Batman & Robin?
Yes. Throughout Batman & Robin Poison Ivy changed her costume from scene to scene.
Who did Elle Macpherson play in Batman & Robin?
Model turned actress Elle Macpherson played the role of Julie Madison in Batman & Robin. The character first appeared in Detective Comics issue #31 in 1939.
Who is Gossip Gerty?
Gossip Gerty is a character who appeared in two Batman movies: Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. The character – who was created especially for the films – was played by Elizabeth Sanders, the wife of Batman co-creator, Bob Kane.
Although Gerty only appeared in two Batman movies, Sanders appeared in three Batman films in total. The actress had a cameo role in Batman Returns as a citizen of Gotham City.
Which Batman villains die in the Batman Anthology?
In the Batman Anthology four villains die by the end of their respective movies: The Joker, Penguin, Max Shreck and Two-Face. All of the other villains survive and either escape incarceration or are locked up in Arkham Asylum.
What was the first Batman movie to feature Arkham Asylum?
The first live-action Batman movie to feature Arkham Asylum was Batman Forever. The Asylum appeared during the final moments of the film, when Dr. Chase Meridian visited Edward Nygma (aka the Riddler) at Arkham.
Did Superman appear in the Batman Anthology?
No, Superman did not appear in the Batman Anthology. However, he was name checked during the opening of Batman & Robin.
Were anymore movies planned for the Batman Anthology?
Yes, a fifth Batman film was discussed, with Joel Schumacher potentially set to return to the director’s chair. However, the poor reception to Batman & Robin, plus Schumacher’s desire not to continue put an end to the Anthology.
Which villain was supposed to be in the fifth Batman movie?
Had the fifth film in the Batman Anthology gone ahead, the Scarecrow would have been the chief villain.
Who provided the music for the Batman Anthology?
The music in the Batman Anthology was largely produced by three artists: Prince, Danny Elfman and Elliot Goldenthal.
- Batman – Danny Elfman (score) + Prince (multiple pop tracks)
- Batman Returns – Danny Elfman (score)
- Batman Forever – Elliot Goldenthal (score)
- Batman & Robin – Elliot Goldenthal (score)
What movie followed Batman & Robin?
Batman & Robin was the final movie in the Batman Anthology (1989-1997), so did not have a direct sequel. The next Batman movie to be produced was Batman Begins, which kick-started a new series of Batman movies referred to as the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy / The Dark Knight trilogy.
What is the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy?
The Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy is the collective name for three Batman movies that were released between 2005 and 2012. The name is taken from director Christopher Nolan, who oversaw the production of all three Batman films.
What was the first film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy?
The first film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy was Batman Begins. The film starred Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Who were the villains in Batman Begins?
The villains featured in Batman Begins included: Ras al Ghul, the Scarecrow, Carmine Falcone, Victor Zsasz (aka Mr. Zsasz) and Joe Chill.
Ras al Ghul was played by Liam Neeson, the Scarecrow was played by Cillian Murphy, Carmine Falcone was played by Tom Wilkinson and Victor Zsasz was played by Tim Booth. Joe Chill was played by Richard Brake.
Did Ken Watanabe play Ras al Ghul in Batman Begins?
Ken Watanabe appeared in Batman Begins a Ras al Ghul decoy – not Ras al Ghul.
Who played Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins?
The role of Bruce Wayne’s former friend and love interest, Rachel Dawes was played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins.
Who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents in Batman Begins?
In Batman Begins, Joe Chill was responsible for the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Chill shot both of the Waynes following a night at the opera.
Did the Joker appear in Batman Begins?
No, the Joker did not appear in Batman Begins. However, the Joker was teased at the end of Batman Begins, via a Joker playing card which had been left at a crime scene.
What Batman movie followed Batman Begins?
Chronologically, The Dark Knight (2008) followed Batman Begins to become the second entry in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Christian Bale reprised the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for The Dark Knight.
What villains appeared in The Dark Knight?
Three villains appeared in The Dark Knight: The Joker, Two-Face and the Scarecrow. Heath Ledger played the role of the Joker and Aaron Eckhart played Harvey ‘Two-Face’ Dent. Cillian Murphy reprised the role of the Scarecrow from Batman Begins.
Did Harvey Dent die in The Dark Knight?
Yes, Harvey ‘Two-Face’ Dent died in The Dark Knight. The character died in a fall and did not appear in any of the other entries in The Dark Knight trilogy.
Did the Joker die in The Dark Knight?
No, the Joker did not die in The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, Heath Ledger the actor who played the Joker died before the movie was released.
Did The Dark Knight win an Academy Award?
The Dark Knight won two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) and Best Sound Editing.
Who played Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight?
The role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight was played by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal took over the role from Katie Holmes, who played Rachel in Batman Begins.
Why did Katie Holmes not play Rachel in The Dark Knight?
According to official reports, Katie Holmes was not available to reprise the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight. The actress was filming the movie, Mad Money while The Dark Knight was in production.
What Batman movie followed The Dark Knight?
Chronologically, The Dark Knight Rises (2012) followed The Dark Knight to become the concluding chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
What villains appeared in The Dark Knight Rises?
Four villains appeared in The Dark Knight Rises: Talia al Ghul, Bane, Catwoman and Scarecrow. Talia al Ghul was played by Marion Cotillard, Bane was played by Tom Hardy, Catwoman was played by Anne Hathaway and the Scarecrow was played by Cillian Murphy.
Did Bruce Wayne die in The Dark Knight Rises?
Towards the end of The Dark Knight Rises Batman/Bruce Wayne appeared to die while saving Gotham City, however, before the movie concluded he made one final appearance. The scene was deliberately left ambiguous to suggest Bruce Wayne may or may not have survived the events of the movie.
Which actors appeared in all three Batman films in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy?
Five actors appeared in all three entries in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Cillian Murphy.
Christian Bale played Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine played Alfred Pennyworth, Morgan Freeman played Lucius Fox, Gary Oldman played James ‘Jim’ Gordon, and Cillian Murphy played Professor Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow.
Was the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy based on comics?
The Nolan Batman trilogy was not specifically based on one storyline, but did borrow ideas, characters and situations from comics, including Batman: Year One and The Long Halloween.
In total, how many Batman films did Christian Bale play Batman?
Christian Bale played Batman three times in: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Who provided the music for The Dark Knight trilogy?
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard provided the music for two entries in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Hans Zimmer composed the music for The Dark Knight Rises.
What film followed The Dark Knight Rises?
The Dark Knight Rises was the final entry in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, so it did not receive a sequel. However, the next live-action Batman movie was 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
How many times did Ben Affleck play Batman?
Ben Affleck played Batman three times: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016) and Justice League (2017).
Who wins Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
In Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, both Batman and Superman become adversaries and engage in battle. However, both put their differences aside and team up with Wonder Woman to fight Doomsday.
As a result of the conflict with Doomsday, Superman dies but his death is not at the hands of Batman.
What villains appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
Four villains appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Lex Luthor, KGBeast, Doomsday, and General Zod. Jesse Eisenberg played the role of Lex Luthor, while Callan Mulvey portrayed Anatoli Knyazev (aka KGBeast) and Robin Atkin Downes performed the motion capture work and voice of Doomsday.
The deceased body of General Zod made an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, however, Michael Shannon – who played Zod in Man of Steel – did not reprise the role.
Which members of the Justice League appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
Six members of the Justice League appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
- Wonder Woman
- The Flash
Did Robin appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
Robin was referenced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the character did not feature in the film. His costume was featured in the Batcave.
Did the Joker kill Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
It is never made clear what happened to Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it was implied the Joker was involved in his death.
How many cuts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were released?
Two different cuts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were released: The theatrical cut and the ‘ultimate edition’. The ‘ultimate edition’ was not shown in cinemas, and was exclusive to home video.
What is the difference between the theatrical cut and the ‘ultimate edition’ of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
The difference between the theatrical cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the ‘ultimate edition’ is around 31 minutes of footage. This additional footage included the appearance of a new character, Jenet Klyburn (played by Jenna Malone), who did not feature in the theatrical release.
Who wrote the score for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL provided the score for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Did Batman appear in Suicide Squad?
Yes, Batman had a small role in the film, Suicide Squad. Ben Affleck played the part of Bruce Wayne/Batman for these scenes.
Did Harley Quinn make here first cinematic appearance in Suicide Squad?
Yes, prior to Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn had not appeared in a live-action movie. The character originated in Batman: The Animated Series, before branching out into comics and other animated shows and movies.
Which villains appeared in Suicide Squad?
- The Joker – Played by Jared Leto
- Harley Quinn – Played by Margot Robbie
- Deadshot – Will Smith
- Captain Boomerang – Jai Courtney
- El Diablo – Jay Hernandez
- Killer Croc – Played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
- Enchantress – Played by Cara Delevingne
- Katana – Played by Karen Fukuhara
- Slipknot – Played by Adam Beach
- Amanda Waller – Played by Viola Davis
- Rick Flag – Played by Joel Kinnaman
Who played Batman in Justice League?
The role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was played by Ben Affleck. This film marked the actor’s third and final appearance in the role of Bruce Wayne.
Who directed Justice League?
Zack Snyder was the main director on Justice League; however, he was not the only director. Five months before Justice League was scheduled to arrive in cinemas, Snyder stepped down from directing duties, due to the death of his daughter, Autumn Snyder.
With Snyder unavailable to complete the movie, Joss Whedon was brought in to handle the film’s post-production stages. Whedon had been involved with rewriting some of the scenes of the movie and during the post-production phase he oversaw some reshoots.
Who wrote the score for Justice League?
Batman ’89 and Batman Returns composer, Danny Elfman wrote the score for Justice League.
Who were the villains in Justice League?
Three villains appeared in Justice League. Steppenwolf was the main antagonist of the movie, while Lex Luthor and Deathstroke appeared in cameo roles during an end credit scene.
Steppenwolf was played by Ciarán Hinds, Jessie Eisenberg reprised the role of Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Joe Manganiello played Deathstroke.
In addition to the above, the Joker appeared in a cameo role in Zack Snyder’s extended cut of Justice League, released in 2021. Jared Leto reprised the role, having previously played the Joker in Suicide Squad.
Why was a visual effect used on Henry Cavill’s face in Justice League?
Due to the need for reshoots in Justice League, Henry Cavill was required back on set to film additional material for his role as Superman. However, the actor was shooting the Paramount Pictures movie, Mission: Impossible – Fallout which proved problematic.
For his role in the Mission: Impossible sequel, Cavill’s character had a distinctive moustache – something which Superman did not have. Cavil was unable to shave the moustache for the Justice League reshoots, so digital effects were used to remove the facial hair during post-production.
You can read the full details about Cavill’s ‘tasche in my post: Here’s how much it would have cost for Henry Cavill to shave his moustache…
Is the 2019 Joker movie a Batman movie?
Yes, by association Joker is a Batman movie, however it is a film which concentrates on telling a Joker origin story.
Does Batman appear in 2019’s Joker?
Batman does not appear in Joker, but a young Bruce Wayne does appear in the movie. Dante Pereira-Olson plays the part.
Did Joker win any Academy Awards?
Joker was nominated for 11 ‘Oscars’ at the 92nd Academy Awards, and won two: Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck/Joker and Best Original Score.
Who played Alfred in the Batman movies?
The role of Bruce Wayne’s butler (and friend) Alfred Pennyworth was played by multiple actors across the Batman movie series.
- Batman: The Movie – Alfred was portrayed by Alan Napier
- Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin – Alfred was portrayed by Michael Gough
- Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises – Alfred was portrayed by Michael Caine
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League – Alfred was portrayed by Jeremy Irons
- Joker – Alfred was portrayed by Douglas Hodge
- The Batman – Alfred was portrayed by Andy Serkis
Who played Commissioner Jim Gordon in the Batman movies?
The role of Jim Gordon has been played by various actors across the course of the Batman films.
- Batman: The Movie – Commissioner Gordon was played by Neil Hamilton
- Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin – Commissioner Gordon was played by Pat Hingle
- Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises – Commissioner Gordon was played by Gary Oldman
- Justice League – Commissioner Gordon was played by J.K. Simmons
- The Batman – Lieutenant Gordon was played by Jeffrey Wright
Who directed 2022’s The Batman?
Matt Reeves directed The Batman. The film starred Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Who played Catwoman in The Batman?
In The Batman, Selina Kyle/Catwoman was played by Zoë Kravitz. This marked the second time Kravitz had played Catwoman, having previously voiced the character in The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
Is The Batman based on a particular story adapted from the comics?
The Batman is not based on one particular story from the comics, but it does take inspiration from a number of iconic tales including: The Long Halloween, Year One, and Ego, with shades of Court of Owls too.
How many times has Robin appeared in a live-action Batman movie?
Robin has appeared in four live-action Batman movies: Batman: The Movie (1966), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Burt Ward played Robin in Batman: The Movie, while Chris O’Donnell played Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. In The Dark Knight Rises, Joseph Gordon-Levitt played a version of Robin.
How many times has Batgirl appeared in a live-action Batman movie?
Batgirl has appeared in one live-action Batman movie: Batman & Robin. Alicia Silverstone played the role of Barbara Wilson/Batgirl.
In which Batman movie did the Batmobile first appear?
The Batmobile appeared in Batman: The Movie. It was the same car that had appeared in the Batman television show.
In which Batman movie did the Batwing first appear?
The Batwing made its first cinematic appearance in Batman ’89. It was destroyed in the movie too.
Which actors have played the Joker in a live-action Batman movie?
The actors who have played the Joker for live-action Batman movies include:
- Jack Nicholson (Batman ‘89)
- Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
- Jared Leto (Suicide Squad & Zack Snyder’s Justice League)
- Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
- Barry Keoghan (The Batman)
How many actors have played the Riddler in a live-action Batman movie?
Three actors have played the role of the Riddler in a live-action Batman movie:
- Frank Gorshin (Batman: The Movie)
- Jim Carrey (Batman Forever)
- Paul Dano (The Batman)
How many Batman movies feature the Penguin?
Three. The Penguin appears in Batman: The Movie, Batman Returns, and The Batman.
Has Jason Todd appeared in a live-action Batman movie?
No, Jason Todd – better known as the second comic book Robin – has not appeared in a live-action Batman movie. To date, only Dick Grayson – the first comic book Robin – has appeared in a live-action Batman movie.
Has a Batman Beyond movie ever been produced?
An animated Batman Beyond movie exists, titled Return of the Joker, but to date there has not been a live-action movie based on Batman Beyond.
And finally, what is the worst Batman movie?
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the worst live-action Batman movie is Batman & Robin (1997), which has a rating of 11%. However, movies are subjective, so the worst Batman movie is the one YOU like the least.
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