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With the Batman franchise ready for yet another reboot, now’s a great time to look back at the past incarnations of the Caped Crusader and ask: just who is best Batman of all time?
Though each interpretation is slightly different, there are certain qualities that are so integral to the character, they could very well make or break the success of an actor’s portrayal of the Dark Knight – fighting skills, detective prowess, cool gadgets, a way with the ladies etc.
The Hollywood News has decided to put this to the test, sizing up each big name Batman from the silver (and small) screen to find out who indeed is the best…
A pitiful score of 8 Batarangs leaves gorgeous George Clooney as the predictable loser, with Val Kilmer coming up the Bat-rear with a score of 20.
In perhaps the biggest shocker, current favourite Christian Bale only just beats Kilmer with 21. Perhaps a bit more birding it up and less gravelly voiced shenanigans in future, Mr Bale.
Michael Keaton proves he’s still a solid Batman despite the fact his films have aged worse than Robin’s green hotpants.
But with a whopping score of 26 Batarangs Adam West proves he’s not only the original, but the absolute bestest Batman of all time.
Real men, it seems, wear tights.