Batdude is a popular guy. Here’s proof.
I’ve painstakingly rounded up as many posters and/or promo materials as I could find on the web for the Batman theatrical movies, direct-to-video movies, live television shows, animated television shows and video games. It clocks in around 120+ images (hope you’re not Sandra Bullock in The Net because a 28K modem isn’t gonna cut it).
From his early days in movie serials, to the unforgettable Adam West and his amazing Batmobile, to Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Conroy and Bale; The Batman has had remarkable staying power on both the big, little and more recently, video game screens. Times will undoubtedly change and Batman will too, but it’s nice to know he’s always gonna have our backs, us peons of Gotham City.
When compiling, I used the Batman Wiki page as a reference for the titles and additional info along with a bit of regular ole Wikipedia. I’ve focused on the officially released materials (be it studio, game company, etc), not that there isn’t plenty of amazing Batman fan art, particularly with the rise of the Christopher Nolan films, but hey, a man’s gotta draw the line somewhere when putting together something of this magnitude.
Without further ado, I invite you to take a walk through a visual history of Batman at the movies (and TV and in games). Enjoy.
(Edit: If you know of a poster that’s missing let us know in the comments and we will add it to the master list. Thanks.)
1943: Batman Serial (15 Chapters) (Lewis Wilson)
1949: Batman and Robin Serial (15 Chapters) (Robert Lowery)
1966: Batman (Adam West)
1989: Batman (Michael Keaton)
1992: Batman Returns (Michael Keaton)
1993: Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm (Tie-in for Batman: The Animated Series (Kevin Conroy)
1995: Batman Forever (Val Kilmer)
1997: Batman and Robin (George Clooney)
2005: Batman Begins (Christian Bale)
2008: The Dark Knight (Christian Bale)
2012: The Dark Knight Rises (Christian Bale)
1998: Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, part of Batman: The Animated Series with Kevin Conroy voicing Batman.
2000: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, part of Batman Beyond with Kevin Conroy voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman and Will Friedle voicing the new Batman.
2003: Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, part of The New Batman Adventures with Kevin Conroy voicing Batman.
2005: The Batman vs. Dracula, part of The Batman with Rino Romano voicing Batman.
2008: Justice League: The New Frontier, based on comic book with Jeremy Sisto voicing Batman.
2008: Batman: Gotham Knight, tie-in to Christopher Nolan’s Batman films with Kevin Conroy voicing Batman.
2009: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, based on comic book with Kevin Conroy voicing Batman.
2010: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, loose adaptation of various JL media with William Baldwin voicing Batman.
2010: Batman: Under the Red Hood, based on comic book with Bruce Greenwood voicing Batman.
2010: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, based on comic book and sequel to Public Enemies with Kevin Conroy voicing Batman.
2011: Batman: Year One, based on comic book with Benjamin McKenzie voicing Batman.
2012: Justice League: Doom, loose adaptation of various JL media with Kevin Conroy voicing Batman.
1966 – 1968: Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin.
1979: Legends of the Superheroes by Hanna Barbera, featuring West and Ward as Batman and Robin.
1968-1969: The Batman/Superman Hour (Olan Soule)
1977-1978: The New Adventures of Batman (Adam West)
1992-1995: DC Animated Universe – Batman: The Animated Series (Kevin Conroy)
2004-2008: The Batman (Rino Romano)
2008-2011: Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Diedrich Bader)
2013: Beware the Batman (Unknown)
1986: Batman for the ZX Spectrum, MSX and Amstrad PCW. Now known as Batman 3D.
1998: Batman: The Caped Crusader for various 8-bit and 16-bit platforms.
1989: Batman for Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Atari Lynx, Commodore Amiga, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and other platforms. (In October 1989, the Amiga 500 was bundled with this game as part of the Batman Pack, which was sold in the United Kingdom and was a phenomenal success).
1991: Batman: Return of the Joker for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Game Boy.
1993: Batman Returns for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super NES, Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Game Gear, and Atari Lynx.
1993: Batman: The Animated Series for Game Boy, Game Gear
1994: The Adventures of Batman & Robin for Super NES, Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and Sega Game Gear.
1996: Batman Forever for Super Nintendo (Super NES), Game Boy, Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, and Sega Game Gear.
1996: Batman Forever: The Arcade Game for Arcade, PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
1997: Batman & Robin for the Tiger Game.com and the PlayStation.
2000: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker for the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation.
2001: Batman: Chaos in Gotham for Game Boy Color.
2001: Batman: Gotham City Racer a racing game for the PlayStation.
2001: Batman: Vengeance for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC, Game Boy Advance and Xbox.
2003: Batman: Dark Tomorrow for Xbox and Nintendo GameCube
2004: Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.
2005: Batman Begins for Xbox, Gamecube, Playstation 2, Game Boy Advance, Mobile Phones
2008: Lego Batman: The Video Game for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360
2009: Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Mac OS X
2010: Batman: The Brave and the Bold for the Wii, Nintendo DS
2011: Batman: Arkham City for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Wii U, Onlive
2012: Gotham City Impostors for the Xbox 360, Windows (“Real” Batman not in game)
2012 (Fall): Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for Nintendo 3DS, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360
Whew. That was a bit exhausting. Hope you Batfreaks liked it.