There are few things in the world that can get people as hyped up as hypotheticals about superheroes. Most people have opinions about which superhero characters they like, and even which actors they prefer to play major characters. Which brings us to Batman. The Caped Crusader has been everything from a young Bruce Wayne on the small screen in Gotham to an aging hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Recently a whole slew of people on a Comic-Con panel predictably couldn't agree on who the best Batman is, but their vociferous arguments might indeed sway you in a different direction.
Perhaps you are already like Archer's Aisha Tyler, who stated first that Ben Affleck is her Batman of choice. Basically, she told fans in the audience at the Great Debate panel that she prefers DC's newest version, as played by Affleck, because his personality is so dark. He's not funny or lighthearted, and he's very serious. But she likes him because:
Also on the panel was American Gods actor Orlando Jones, who prefers a very different version of Batman: Michael Keaton, who appeared in Tim Burton's Batman.
Christian Bale was not uttered at this point, and he wasn't bound to be. Charlie Jane Anders, who was also on the panel, threw a real curveball with her choice, noting that she actually prefers Kevin Conroy's version of the character. Conroy is the Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and other animated voice projects.
Arrow's John Barrowman argued for Adam West, of the 1960s Batman TV series, an iconic project that is still remembered and has a fanbase decades later. He also took a shot at Christian Bale's version of the character:
Clearly, if one panel couldn't even come to a decision regarding who is the best Batman, we don't expect a total consensus, here. I'm sure we all have a different favorite Batman actors, but in cases like these, it's typically best to see what the overall feelings are with a poll. So, what do you think? Who's the best Batman? Be sure to check out our list of superhero movies, ranked, as well.
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