50 years of Batman on film: how has his physique changed?

(K. Brent Tomer),

BRUCE WAYNE appears to have installed a weight-bench in the Batcave. In a promotional poster for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, you might be surprised by the imposing brawn of Ben Affleck (the latest to interpret the role of orphan-billionaire-turned-nocturnal-vigilante), who sends a steely glare across to Henry Cavill’s Superman. Superman has always been bulky—but in their first Hollywood appearance together, Batman looks the physically superior of the two. A recent red-carpet interview with Mr Affleck revealed why: “This isn’t the Adam West days. You can’t just roll out of bed and put the suit on. Audiences expect you to look like a superhero.”

Ironically, data collected by Moviepilot suggest that since Batman first appeared in feature-length films 50 years ago, Mr West has been the closest in physique to the Gotham crusader as specified in the comic books: 6’2″ (1.88m) tall, and weighing 210 pounds (95kg). Yet few would name Mr West’s portrayal as the best. It is hard not to scoff at his unflattering spandex getup (the moulded Batsuits were only introduced with…Continue reading

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