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 TV Spot Features Carmine Falcone Taunting The Hero; New Banners Hype Up Badass New Batmobile

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THE BATMAN Joins The Riddler, Catwoman And The Penguin On New International Poster

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THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves On The Initial Backlash To Robert Pattinson's Casting

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves On The Initial Backlash To Robert Pattinson's Casting

Though most fans have since embraced Robert Pattinson's casting as The Batman (the trailers helped), there was a lot of backlash when it was first announced, and director Matt Reeves has now weighed in.

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THE BATMAN International Teaser Contains Plenty Of Intriguing New Footage

THE BATMAN International Teaser Contains Plenty Of Intriguing New Footage

Another promo for The Batman has been shared online, and this latest look at Matt Reeves' upcoming reboot contains plenty of intriguing new footage while revealing more about The Riddler's nefarious plan.