Batman's good at a lot of things. He's a master of every fighting style, he's the world's greatest detective, and he's got a cave full of gadgets and vehicles to make up for anything he can't do on his own. Despite all that, he's really no match for Superman, who could probably knock down a building with a flick of his finger. So, when it came time for the two of them to face off in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, people had to wonder: how much damage can Batman actually do? Just how physically strong is he? As it turns out, Batman is way stronger than he looks.
This post comes from the official Batman v Superman Facebook account, which claims that a single Batman punch has 1420 lbs of force behind it. That makes it the equivalent of getting smashed by a battering ram, which means that if Batman were standing in front of a big wooden door, he could knock it own all by himself. I don't know anything about punch science, but that has to be more than what a normal human can do, right? Then again, Hafthór Björnsson (who plays the Mountain on Game of Thrones) can pull a 17-ton truck, so maybe the strength of Batman's punches isn't so ludicrous. The post doesn't elaborate if that's the force of his punches with his own strength or when he's in his armored suit, which we can assume makes Batman a bit stronger. He was able to rip a sink off the wall like it was made of taffy, so it must boost him up a bit.
I would hate to be any one of Batman's villains if they have to worry about the equivalent of a battering ram to the face anytime they're up to no good. No wonder Jared Leto'sJoker has that grill; Bat-teringman probably knocked all his teeth out with one punch.
We also have to remember that this is an older Batman, whose body is worn down from years of abuse. It really makes you wonder how strong he was when he was in his prime. How many battering rams equals a young Bruce Wayne punch?
Batman probably achieved such physical strength through years of training, which we saw a little of in the film. Bruce Wayne was getting himself jacked up to fight an alien by working out in the Bat Cave through some extreme crossfit; he was seen beating a tire with a sledgehammer, and pulling a tire around on a rope. The secret to really strong punches is just doing a bunch of tire centric exercises it seems.
You can see Batman's impressive punches in action in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, which is hitting store shelves on July 19.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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