In a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll, fans picked their favorite actors to portray Batman and Ben Affleck was not the top choice among those surveyed.
While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice received mixed reviews from audiences and critics, many fans across the internet praised Ben Affleck’s performance as the best portrayal of the Caped Crusader in a live-action film. However, Ben Affleck ranked surprisingly low in a new poll asking American fans to give their impressions on past actors to portray Batman.
Based on the results of the poll, Ben Affleck’s performance as Batman earned a “very favorable” rating of just 18%, placing him fourth in the rankings ahead of only Val Kilmer (17%) and behind George Clooney (19%). Michael Keaton, who played the DC Comics hero in Tim Burton’s two Batman films, earned a +59 net favorability and a 38 percent “very favorable” rating.
Taking the top spot was Christian Bale with a net favorability of +60 and a “very favorable” rating of 39% for his performance as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. As THR explains, “Net favorability” is calculated by combining the scores from both favorable responses in the poll and then subtracting the value of the negative responses.
Of course, Ben Affleck’s time as Batman has come to and end and Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to bring the Caped Crusader to life in a new film from director Matt Reeves.
Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.