The question everyone is asking: Who was the best?
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (review to come soon) is around the corner. Regardless of what your thoughts are about the film. The question is still lingering... Who was your favourite Batman or Superman?
The Sydney Morning Herald asked the question and had a good list of previous and current manifestations of the superheroes.
There have been dozens of portrayals of Superman and Batman on film, TV and animation.
Here are some of favourites:
George Reeves: The TV series Adventures of Superman ran from 1952-59.
Christopher Reeve: The late actor starred in four films: Superman: The Movie (1978),
Superman II (1980),Superman III(1983) andSuperman IV: The Quest for Peace(1987).
Dean Cain – The TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman starred Cain and Teri Hatcher in the title roles. Tom Welling - Do you remember the Smallville. One of the longest running manifestations of the Kryptionian. (2001-2011)
Brandon Routh– Routh starred in Superman Returns (2006), but the film was considered a box-office disappointment so he was not asked back. Henry Cavill - The latest incarnation of the Man of Steel. He is the first British Superman, but there are no fake muscles on this guy. (2013-2016)
Batman Adam West: The actor was typecast for life after three seasons of the campy TV series Batman (1966-1968).
Michael Keaton: Director Tim Burton cast Keaton in the feature film Batman (1989) and the pair came back for Batman Returns (1992).
Val Kilmer: Kilmer starred in the feature film Batman Forever (1995) for director Joel Schumacher.
George Clooney: The actor still jokes that his 1997 stint wearing the controversial "bat nipples" costume in Batman & Robin almost killed his career.
Will Arnett: The comedian voiced an hilariously arrogant Lego Batman in the animated film The Lego Movie (2014)
Christian Bale: The British actor partnered with director Chris Nolan for the hugely successful trilogy Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Ben Affleck: He is the oldest Batman, but seems to be holding his own against the man of steel. (2016)
Russelling Reviews favourites:
Batman - Christian Bale
Superman - Christopher Reeve
(Only in the original Superman)
So, What are your thoughts? Do you even care? Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews #russellingreviews