Soon enough, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will hit theaters, and fans will be divided into three camps: Keaton, Bale, or Affleck. I’ve always loved Michael Keaton. I respect how he completely shut down all of his critics and became a stellar Bruce Wayne/Batman. Kilmer and Clooney don’t really belong in the conversation. I’ll let you know when we’re covering the worst of the franchise.
After all them, there’s Christian Bale. Of course, before all of them came Adam West, but he also doesn’t belong in this conversation. Before you explode, this one is for good reasons. Adam West is an icon on his own. His Batman was also completely different than the others.
The following gif explains it better than I ever could.
Back to Christian Bale: he was recently speaking to Yahoo, and during the conversation, the former caped crusader shared some thoughts on his own run underneath the mask:
“I didn’t quite manage what I hoped I would throughout the trilogy. Chris did, but my own sense of self is like, ‘I didn’t quite nail it.’”
“I found when I put on the suit, I felt like, ‘I just feel like a bloody idiot if I don’t use this as a means of, It’s his true monstrous self that he allows to come out in that moment. Let’s do that.’”
“Heath turned up and just kind of completely ruined all my plans. Because I went, he’s so much more interesting than me and what I’m doing.”
What do you guys think? Personally, I loved Bale’s turn as Batman. Yes, Heath Ledger definitely blew him away in “The Dark Knight,” but to be fair, that performance was incredible. On top of that, the whole franchise wouldn’t have worked if Christian Bale didn’t kill it in “Batman Begins.” People like to pick on the voice, which is fair, but the man’s performance definitely deserves some credit.
Anyway, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. Where do you stand: Keaton or Bale? Or, are you expecting Affleck to take the throne?
Let us know!
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