Batman

Batman

Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and debuted in the 27th issue of DC Comics Detective Comics on March 30, 1939. Batman is the superhero alias of billionaire Bruce Wayne, an American playboy, philanthropist, and industrialist who resides in Gotham City. Batman's origin story features him swearing vengeance against criminals after witnessing the murder of his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. He trains and pushes himself to the limit both physically and intellecutally and creates a bat-inspired persona to monitor the streets of Gotham at night.

Kane, Finger, and other creators accompanied Batman with supporting characters, including his sidekick Robin; allies Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon, and Catwoman; and foes such as the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, and his archenemy, the Joker.

One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, Batman has been listed among the greatest comic book superheroes and fictional characters ever created. He is one of the most commercially successful superheroes, and his likeness has been licensed and featured in various media and merchandise sold around the world including toy lines such as Lego Batman and video games like the Batman: Arkham series. Batman has been adapted in live-action and animated incarnations, including the 1960s Batman television series played by Adam West and in films by Michael Keaton in Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), and The Flash (2022), Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), Ben Affleck in the DC Extended Universe films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League (2016–present), and Robert Pattinson in The Batman (2022). Kevin Conroy, Jason O'Mara, and Will Arnett, among others, have lent their voice to the character as well.

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THE BATMAN Star Robert Pattinson On Batman's Twisted No-Kill Rule And A Dark Knight Who Lives In The Gutter

THE BATMAN Star Robert Pattinson On Batman's Twisted No-Kill Rule And A Dark Knight Who "Lives In The Gutter"

The Batman star Robert Pattinson has talked more about his interpretation of Bruce Wayne, sharing his take on the Dark Knight's no-kill rule by admitting he thought about slitting the throats of criminals.

THE BATMAN First Clip Sees The Riddler Deliver An Explosive Message; Find Out When Tickets Go On Sale

THE BATMAN First Clip Sees The Riddler Deliver An Explosive Message; Find Out When Tickets Go On Sale

The first clip from The Batman has surfaced online, featuring an extended look at the funeral scene where Gotham's Caped Crusader gets a very explosive message. Plus, find out when you can get tickets!

THE BATMAN Promos Tease The Bat And Cat; Matt Reeves Compares The Dark Knight To James Bond

THE BATMAN Promos Tease The Bat And Cat; Matt Reeves Compares The Dark Knight To James Bond

Two new promos for The Batman tease the Caped Crusader's "I'm Batman" moment, while director Matt Reeves reveals he wrote the movie with Robert Pattinson in mind, comparing the hero to...James Bond?!

BATGIRL Narrowly Escapes Firefly's Blaze In Exciting New Set Videos

BATGIRL Narrowly Escapes Firefly's Blaze In Exciting New Set Videos

We've already seen Batgirl deal with the aftermath of Firefly's attack, and these latest videos from the set show Leslie Grace's hero narrowly escaping the villain's blazing inferno.

THE BATMAN: Warner Bros. Tested A FOUR Hour Cut Of The Movie Before Settling On A Three Hour Runtime

THE BATMAN: Warner Bros. Tested A FOUR Hour Cut Of The Movie Before Settling On A Three Hour Runtime

The Batman having a near three-hour runtime may have divided fans, but it's now been revealed that Warner Bros. considered an even longer version of the DC Comics blockbuster. Read on for details...

Does THE BATMAN Really Need To Be Three Hours Long? Evidently, Yes

Does THE BATMAN Really Need To Be Three Hours Long? Evidently, Yes

We recently got confirmation that The Batman will clock-in at just under 3 hours, and the think pieces are in full flow. Does this movie really warrant such a hefty run-time? Matt Reeves seems to think so!

BATGIRL Set Photos Provide Our Best Look Yet At Leslie Grace In-Costume

BATGIRL Set Photos Provide Our Best Look Yet At Leslie Grace In-Costume

Photos from the Glasgow set of the HBO Max Batgirl movie continue to be shared online, and this latest batch give us our best look yet at star Leslie Grace fully suited-up as Gotham's protector.

BATGIRL Suits-Up To Deal With Firefly Arson Attack In Explosive New Set Photos

BATGIRL Suits-Up To Deal With Firefly Arson Attack In Explosive New Set Photos

We recently got a first look at Brendan Fraser as Firefly on the set of Batgirl, and these latest photos show Leslie Grace in full costume as she attempts to deal with the aftermath of his arson attack.

THE BATMAN: Listen To Composer Michael Giacchino's New Theme In Full Right Here

THE BATMAN: Listen To Composer Michael Giacchino's New Theme In Full Right Here

We've heard snippets of this in the various trailers and TV spots, but Michael Giacchino's new theme for The Batman has now been officially released in full, and it's pretty damn powerful!

THE BATMAN's Mammoth Runtime Now Confirmed To Be Just Shy Of 3 Hours (With Credits)

THE BATMAN's Mammoth Runtime Now Confirmed To Be Just Shy Of 3 Hours (With Credits)

It's now been confirmed that The Batman is going to have a near-three hour runtime, so if you're someone who likes a pee break, you might want to skip buying a soda! Find out more details after the jump...