“Holy cripes, Batman – the biggest database of caped crusaders in the movies, ever!”. Batffleck vs. West, Bale vs. Kilmer, - the Dark Knight has never seen a showdown like this. Ever wanted to know which actor donned the cowl for the longest? Or which Bruce Wayne raked in the most at the box office? Find out below!Boot up the Bat-computer to learn which actor’s Batman was the most violent, who put the most villains in his Rogue’s Gallery behind bars, and even who broke the all-important “no-kill” rule the most times...
To celebrate the 80 years of Batman (1939 – 2019), the team at Vanquis Credit Cards have analysed every Batman film ever made to reveal the hidden secrets and numbers behind Gotham’s Dark Knight.
Kicking off with who’s the most violent and based on individual films, it is Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice who brandishes the most justice (with his fists).
In a mere 151 minutes of film, a total of 48 villains receive a beating, working out at one punch every 3 minutes.
Expanding the criteria to include Police Officers and it is Christian Bale’s Batman who rises to joint first place, having punched his way through a total of 44 bad guys and 4 Gotham City Police Officers in Batman Begins.
Analysing Christian Bale’s Batman in detail reveals a clear issue with the law: A total of 18 police officers across the Nolan trilogy find themselves on the receiving end of a good hiding.
For the record, no Batman other than Bale’s fights with the Gotham City establishment.
Batman is not supposed to kill, but it looks like only the Batmen of Val Kilmer and George Clooney got that memo.
Assuming gross negligence, it is once again Christian Bale’s Batman from Batman Begins that racks up the highest body count, killing 25 League of Shadow warriors through unintended arson.
Recalculating the data based on actor names and the gun toting Batman played by Ben Affleck takes the lead as biggest killer, taking the lives of 39 villains in just two films.
While it’s all well and good punching and even killing bad guys, the main objective for the World’s Greatest Detective is apprehending their supervillain bosses.
And based on individual films, it is Adam West’s Batman from 1966 who’s still the most effective, stopping no less than four supervillains over the course of a one 104-minute feature film. That’s one supervillain brought to justice every 26 minutes – holy cow Batman!
Allowing for sequels, it is the Dark Knight of the Christian Nolan trilogy who brings the most supervillains to justice, stopping a total of seven baddies during 455 onscreen minutes.
They say that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail, and Lucius Fox has made sure Batman is stocked with the latest and greatest technology to bring Gotham city criminals to justice.
Throughout every film since 1966, Batman has utilised a total of 55 gadgets and 25 high performance vehicles to take down his foes. Special prize rewarded for the those that can name each one.
With regards to the Batman who used the most gear in a single film, that honour goes to Adam West’s Batman of 1966, who used 11 Batman branded gadgets and 4 Batman branded vehicles, including that legendary Batcycle.
Data for each Batman film was manually recorded with paid film experts sitting through multiple viewings of each Batman feature film recording each metric (for instance punches, Batarangs thrown and villains defeated).
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