Witness The Evolution Of Batman In Cinema From 1943 To 2014
Batman wasn’t always the dark, gritty, obsessive bad-ass that we know today. Long before Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns — one of the most influential and greatest Batman stories ever told — the character often dabbled a lot more on the campy side of things. By that I mean it often got quite ridiculous. And there’s certainly no need to dig up painful memories with the likes of Batman and Robin. Sorry George Clooney, everyone including you knows you done fucked up with that one.
You may laugh, cringe or tear your eyes out at the depictions of Batman from many years ago, but the fact remains that characters begin somewhere, and evolve over decades. Batman is no exception to that. If you’re someone who is curious as to how Batman has evolved over the years, specifically in cinema, you’d be pleased to know that filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney put together an epic video highlighting Batman in film dating back all the way from a 1943 serial to the Nolan trilogy and beyond.
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If you’re a Batman fan, or even just a comic fan, the above video is an absolutely awesome way to kill some time on a chilled Friday.
Below is a list of the films used in the supercut:
- 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)
As we know the next appearance of the caped crusader in film will be in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, followed by a solo Batman film and The Lego Batman movie in 2017. Of course in June this year we’ll get Batman: Arkham Knight in gaming, so there’s a shit load of the Dark Knight to look forward to over the next few years.