With Ben Affleck confirmed to star in his own Batman film, fans of the Caped Crusader are about to step foot into an entirely new version of the character’s world that was only glimpsed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It remains to be seen where Affleck’s film will rank alongside the other standalone Batman releases that preceded it, but with his film and Justice League on the way, there will be plenty of the Dark Knight to go around.
With that in mind, we’re looking back at all the of the actors who have played Batman in a live-action theatrical film. Since we’re not including animated releases, don’t expect to see Kevin Conroy in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm or Will Arnett in The LEGO Movie listed below.
6. George Clooney, Batman & Robin (1997)
Clooney is among the most charismatic and powerful Hollywood stars, but you wouldn’t know it from this Joel Schumacher film. Saddled with a horrendous script and a nippled Batsuit, the actor wouldn’t have really been able to do much to save this mess. Moreover, Batman & Robin doesn’t even try to make the Caped Crusader or his billionaire alter-ego remotely interesting. Talk about missed opportunities.