The Bat Man from DC; what is the chronological order of the Batman films for fans to know everything about the dark knight.
It all started in the 60s, different and striking aesthetics, quiet or somber personalities. Follow in the article, which is the chronological order of the Batman films the evolution of the character. From the inspiration in the comic series, with Adam West, to the dark interpretations of Christian Bale in the Dark Knight trilogy. The content will meet the curious and passionate about the Man-Bat.
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What is the chronological order of Batman films (Image: Deny Freeman / Flickr )
What is the chronological order of the Batman films?
It is interesting to see the Batman films in chronological order to have contact with the evolution of the hero’s personality. The beginning in the children’s series up to the most adult and dark behavior.
Batman is a character who lives on the border between justice and revenge, maturity in his attitudes was a desire of fans, to get closer to the characteristics of comics.
1. Batman: The Movie (1966)
The first feature film production with the DC hero. The 1966 feature follows the same parameters as the series that became famous in the 60s. Batman fights alongside his companion Robin, against the most famous villains: Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler and Joker, by Cesar Romero, the heartthrob who he painted his face over his mustache.
The first feature film was in the 60s (Image: Shed on the Moon / Flickr)
2. Batman (1989)
Batman has its most modern comeback, not as childish as the first film, but still far from the darkness of Christopher Nolan’s films.
The hero is played by Michael Keaton in this version directed by Tim Burton. The film won an Oscar, in addition to showing the transformation of the Joker into a super criminal, brilliantly played by Jack Nicholson.
First film directed by Tim Burton (Image: Warner Bros. / Release)
3. Batman: The return (1992)
Batman: The Return, is released to finish the series of films directed by Tim Burton and played by Michael Keaton, which started in 1989. In this plot, the sequence of the previous film is given.
In the first experience of obscuring Batman’s script, the hero faces the Penguin, played by Danny Devito. Batman still has to deal with the evils of Catwoman, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Batman: The return, is considered the best Batman film in the classic era, until the end of the 90s.
Deny Devito played Penguin in Tim Burton’s second film (Image: Warner Bros. / Release)
4. Batman Forever (1995)
With the end of the double between Tim Burton and Michael Keaton, drastic changes were made in this 1995 film. For the direction, Joel Schumacher took over and the role of Batman went to Val Kilmer, known for his participation in Top Gun.
The highlight of this feature is the insertion and explanation of the origin of Dick Grayson, the Robin. Also presented are the villains Charada and Duas-Caras, for the younger audience and away from the comics.
The presentation of Riddler and the Two-Face in the cinema (Image: Warner Bros. / Disclosure)
5. Batman and Robin (1997)
New protagonist replacement, now, with the entry of George Cloney in the role of Batman. The direction continued with Joel Schumacher, after the launch and the harsh criticism, the project was shelved by Warner Bros.
In the story, in addition to Batman and Robin, we have the entry of Batgirl. The trio unites to face Mr. Cold (Mr. Freeze), Poison Ivy and Bane. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s participation as a villain didn’t help, in what is considered the worst Batman movie in the classic era.
Exaggerated costumes marked the suspension of the project (Image: Warner Bros. / Disclosure)
6. Batman Begins (2005)
Now, begins the trilogy that took Batman films to the next level. Directed by Christopher Nolan and played by the hero with Christian Bale, the series is acclaimed by critics and fans.
As a fresh start, the plot returns to the hero’s childhood, the death of his parents and the training he received to enter the League of Shadows, controlled by his future enemy Ra’s al Ghul.
The villain to be beaten in the 2005 film is the Scarecrow, which uses a psychotic gas, generating astonishing hallucinations in its victims. The villain takes a more political approach, going beyond the cliché of world domination.
Christian Bale’s debut as Batman (Image: Warner Bros. / Release)
7. The Dark Knight (2008)
Continuing the work of the duo Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale, we are introduced to what is considered to be the best Batman movie of all time.
The opponent is the Joker, played by Heath Ledger, who even won a posthumous Oscar for his performance. In addition to the sadistic and violent “head” of Gotham’s crime, we have the presentation and transformation of the prosecutor Harvey Dent, who at the end of the plot becomes the Two-Face.
Heath Ledger made the best interpretation of the Joker (Image: Warner Bros./Dissemination)
8. Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Concluding the successful trilogy of the direction and interpretation duo, we see the Batman after an 8-year period of isolation, taking the blame for the violence suffered by the promoter Harvey Dent.
We resumed the conflict between Batman and the League of Shadows, from his tutor and now enemy Ra’s al Ghul. Bane, a former member of the League of Shadows, goes to Gotham to put Ra’s al Ghul’s plans into action, destroying the entire city.
The reunion between Batman and his enemy Bane (Image: Warner Bros. / Disclosure)
Batman appearances in other films
The hero participated in other films in a more direct or indirect way. The films are meetings or spin-offs of other superheroes and villains.
1. Batman vs. Superman: The Origin of Justice (2016)
Film that addresses the deadly conflict between the two DC super heroes. Manipulated by Lex Luthor – the enemy of the man of steel – Batman comes to see Superman as a threat to life on Earth.
2. Suicide Squad (2016)
Film focused on the group of supervillains that was brought together to face threats and missions with a high risk of death. The universe of this feature is the same as that of Batman, who makes a simple appearance, taking human meta files registered by the Government, from the hands of Amanda Waller.
3. Justice League – Joss Whedon (2017)
The plot follows Batman and Wonder Woman gathering the team of heroes to face the Steppe Wolf, who planned to use the Mother Boxes to destroy the Earth.
In a two-year period after Superman’s death, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg team up to save the planet.
For the curious or fans of the Batman, it is very interesting to see all the films to follow the evolution of the character over time. Good movies.