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Batman's 70-year cinematic evolution in one 10 minute video

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Here's a great way to start your Monday: A wonderfully edited journey through the evolution of Batman in cinema.

The video, created by Jacob Swinney, traces Batman's appearances from the 1940s serials to Christopher Nolan's iconic performance. It's a fascinating treat to see how Hollywood changed over time in its treatment of both Batman and comic book heroes.

Here's the order of films used:

Batman (1943 serial)
Batman and Robin (1949 serial)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Lego Movie (2014)

If you like this, make sure to go check out some of Swinney's other super cuts, which include things like Hearing Tarantino and the amazing First and Final Frames.


Who is your favorite live-action, big-screen Batman actor?

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  • 0%
    Lewis Wilson
    (4 votes)
  • 6%
    Adam West
    (61 votes)
  • 33%
    Michael Keaton
    (314 votes)
  • 2%
    Val Kilmer
    (24 votes)
  • 1%
    George Clooney
    (14 votes)
  • 52%
    Christian Bale
    (481 votes)
  • 2%
    Ben Affleck
    (26 votes)
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