‘Batman’ – Movie Pop Culture Icon and New Adventures



A billionaire playboy and business and a vigilante at night, Bruce Wayne is the “dark knight” of the DC Universe. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger back in 1939, Batman continues to gain momentum thanks to his stature in comic books, cinema, and video games. No matter which corner you turn, the Caped Crusader is just a few steps away!

The LEGO Batman Movie, featuring Will Arnett as the voice of Batman, has amassed over $256 million at the box office and has garnered a plethora of great reviews from critics. Reading comic books or heading to your local theater isn’t the only way to enjoy Batman and his surrounding universe, as DC themed online casino games offer enthusiasts another option to follow the Caped Crusader’s adventures and even play for real money.

On the gaming end, DC’s most notorious vigilante also experienced his share of acclaim with Batman – The Telltale Series. Featuring Troy Baker as the voice of Bruce Wayne and Travis Willingham as the morally complex Harvey Dent, the title continues Telltale’s vision of bringing the comic book aesthetic into the video game ecosphere. Though its episodic nature may turn off players who simply want pick up and play action, Batman – The Telltale Series carries huge appeal for gamers who love immersive and visually rich storytelling.

Although it was critically lambasted and performed below box office expectations, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice still managed to capture over $873 million worldwide. The extended edition on Blu-ray also garnered a newfound respect for the movie, but unfortunately the damage may already be done. Though he received good notices for his performance as The Caped Crusader, Ben Affleck will not direct The Batman. Recent talks with filmmaker Matt Reeves also broke down, and questions persist if this will negatively affect the eventual outcome of The Batman.

The bottom line, however, is that Batman will transcend time and weather, and even the slightest hiccup won’t permanently besmirch “The Bat” brand. As long as Arkham Asylum exists and villainy reigns in Gotham, there will always be a need for Batman. Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck have played the iconic comics superhero, and though all of them are stars in their own right, Batman’s signal will continue to shine on, even during the darkest of nights.

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