The Christopher Reeve Superman And Michael Keaton Batman Costumes Are Being Auctioned

Superman Batman

Are you a major superhero nerd? Do you have thousands upon thousands of dollars that are burning holes in what must be extremely gigantic pockets? Well, today is your day, my friend. That's because you now have the opportunity to not only buy the original Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve, but also Michael Keaton's Batman costume from Batman Returns.

Both items are now posted on the Nate D. Sanders Auctions site, featuring many excellent photographs of the amazing costumes as well as some display specs. Both of the pieces are authentic and rather amazing in an old Hollywood way. After all, while we all remember Christopher Reeve looking genuinely heroic and amazing in the Superman costume, it's pretty weird to just see the "muscle tunic" part of the get-up, as it kind of looks like a baby's onesie(it's a shame that the lot doesn't include the original pants or the cape).


Because it is the more complete costume, this writer would make the argument that the Batman costume is a touch better - because is quite amazing. It stands at nearly six-and-a-half feet tall, and owning it would have to be like having a very still Michael Keaton living in your home. While the Superman costume looks like something that you would hang on your wall, the Batman costume comes complete with what looks like a marble base and a post for balance.

Batman Returns

Are you wowed by the prospect of getting one or both of these costumes for yourself? Well, here comes the cold dose of reality. As noted earlier, the desire to own these comes at a serious price. According to the website, the minimum bid for the Batman costume is $35,000, while the minimum for Superman's get-up is $40,000. At the time of this article's publication, there are fewer than 10 days left on the auction, though no bids have been entered to this point.

If you had the dough, would you try to buy these Batman and Superman costumes? If not these, which superhero outfit would you personally most want to own? Hit the comments section below with your thoughts, and we'll be sure to let you know if there are any interesting developments in regards to these two auctions!

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.