Who is the best Batman of them all?
The first teaser of Robert Pattinson in 'The Batman' has been released
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We've finally gotten a look at Robert Pattinson as Batman, after a teaser from 'The Batman' dropped. And it’s actually kind of perfect.
But according to a Hollywood Reporter poll, the actor’s screen test had audiences divided. Americans aged 18-29 prefer Warner Bros.’ choice of Pattinson as the successor to Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader. Many suggest that it’s Pattinson’s ability to play dark characters that made him the better option, while others posit that it’s his younger, and extremely devoted, fan base that pulled rank. It's certainly clear that he didn't poll as well with older audiences.
Indeed, the upcoming Matt Reeves-directed trilogy of Batman films reportedly moves away from a DC universe-wide crossover, and rather focuses on the hero’s own narrative. Though many of the survey participants didn’t know that Pattinson had actually already been announced as the next big-screen Batman, 57% had positive expectations of his performance, and 11% expect it to be excellent.
But what do people think about the other Batmen? While it’s clear the Zack Snyder-directed era starring Affleck had very poor results (bombed at the box office), he’s surprisingly not people’s least favorite!
With that said, let's take a look at the best actors who have played Batman over the years, and see who cracked the top five.
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