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This Is How The Batman Characters Have Evolved Over The Past 50 Years

Batman has been on the silver screen for over 50 years now. The debate for who’s the best Batman seems to never end. Take a look at how the Batman characters have evolved over the past 50 years:

BATMAN

This is what  Adam West looked like as Batman in the Batman series (1966–1968):

Batman Characters

This is what Michael Keaton looked like as Batman in Batman (1989):

Batman Characters

This is what Val Kilmer looked like as Batman in Batman Forever (1995):

Batman Characters

This is what George Clooney looked like as Batman in Batman & Robin (1999):

Batman Characters

This is what Christian Bale looked like as Batman in Batman Begins (2005):

Batman Characters

This is what Ben Affleck looked like as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016):

Batman Characters

This is what David Mazouz looked like as Bruce Wayne in the TV series Gotham (2014–2019):

This is what Robert Pattinson looks like as Batman in The Batman (2022):

Here are all ‘Batmen’ side by side:

CATWOMAN

 

This is what Julie Newmar looked like as Catwoman in the Batman series (1966–1967):

This is what Meriwether looked like as Catwoman in Batman (1966):

This is what Kitt looked like as Catwoman in the Batman series (1968)

This is what Halle Berry looked like as Catwoman in Catwoman (2004):

This is what Anne Hathaway looked like as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012):

This is what Camren Bicondova as Selina “Cat” Kyle in the TV series Gotham (2014–2019):

This is how Zoë Kravitz looks as Catwoman in The Batman (2022):

Here are all ‘Catwomen’ side by side:

 

ALFRED

This is what Alan Napier looked like as Alfred in the Batman series (1966–1968):

This is what Michael Gough looked like as Alfred in Batman (1989):

This is what Michael Caine looked like as Alfred in Batman Begins (2005):

This is what Jeremy Irons looked like as Alfred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016):

This is what Sean Pertwee looked like as Alfred in the TV series Gotham (2014–2019):

This is what Douglas Hodge looked like as Alfred in Joker (2019):

This is what Andy Serkis looks like as Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman (2022):

Here are all of them side by side:

THE RIDDLER

This is what Frank Gorshin looked like as The Riddler in the Batman series (1966–1968):

This is what John Astin looked like as The Riddler in the Batman series (1967):

This is what Jim Carrey looked like as The Riddler in Batman Forever (1995):

This is what Cory Michael Smith as The Riddler in the TV series Gotham (2014–2019):

This is what Paul Dano looks like as The Riddler in The Batman (2022):

Here are all of them side by side:

This is what Burgess Meredith looked like as Penguin in the TV series Batman (1966–1968):

This is what Danny DeVito looked like as Penguin in Batman Returns (1992):

This is what Robin Lord Taylor looked like as Penguin in the TV series Gotham (2014–2019):

This is what Colin Farrell looks like as Penguin in The Batman (2022):

Here are all of them side by side:

COMISSIONAR GORDON

This is what Neil Hamilton looked like as Commissioner Gordon in the TV series Batman (1966–1968):

This is what Pat Hingle looked like as Commissioner Gordon in Batman (1989):

This is what Gary Oldman looked like as James Gordon in Batman Begins (2005):

This is what Ben Mackenzie looked like as James Gordon in the TV series Gotham (2014–2019):

This is what J.K. Simmons looked like as Commissioner James Gordon in Justice League (2017):

This is what Jeffrey Wright looks like Lt. James Gordon in The Batman (2022):

Here are all of them side by side:

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Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.