The “Batman” film series has been a box office hit in many ways. It is the first live-action superhero movie that broke all previous records. The film was so successful because of the dynamic of its story and characters, which had drawn millions of people to it.
Batman is a popular fictional hero who was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. He has been around since 1939 and appeared in over forty comic books. His popularity is reflected in his name, “Batman”. The character’s fame over the years has gone up and down.
On the one hand, Batman had an extraordinary success on every level: movies (such as 1989’s “Batman” starring Michael Keaton), television series (like 1966’s “Batman”, starring Adam West), comics (like “Detective Comics”, 1964-1966) that were a blockbuster hit of their time, video games such as the Arkham series (2007-2012) or “The Lego Batman Movie” of 2018 and several other toys made after his introduction to mass audience.
A good movie is a must-see for any comic book fans. It should be just as funny and thrilling, if not more so. Some of the most memorable scenes have been inspired by the stories written for them in comic books. Such is the case with superhero movies like “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad”, where scenes were pulled from DC characters’ backstories:
Some of those scenes are now being used as game-changers in movies, TV shows, and TV commercials such as Apple’s new ads.
One of the most popular superheroes in the history of comics, Batman has given birth to new generations. The character has changed over time and audiences have grown with him. This is why today we can find very diverse interpretations on Batman’s existence. Fans are ready to spend significant periods of time discussing Batmans and his mythology in different forums and sites.
After all, as Chris Farley once said: “In the world of superheroes you don’t have a room for your own views…”
What is the appeal of the Batman character? Why do fans identify with him? What’s his role in films, television and merchandise?