With everyone getting exercised about Ben Affleck’s depiction of Batman in the new trailer, but how does he go up against the other live-action Batmen? Try a range, going back to the humble origins of Adam West.
There was also an actor who played batman in the 30's film serials. They serials themselves may not have aged well, by he was the very first actor who played batman. – Aaron Hatch8 years ago
The actor from the 30s serial was Lewis Wilson I believe. An interesting aspect the writer could take up is whether or not the actor in question creates a division between Bruce Wayne and Batman. For example Adam West does not really differentiate between Bruce or Batman. He uses the same voice, the same mannerisms, the only real difference is how he's dressed. But more modern Batmen like Bale change their voice. – Cagney8 years ago
You could also take a look at how the portrayal of Batman affects the overall tone of the movie. For instance, Adam West's Batman series is kind of goofy and fun whereas Christian Bale's movies are very dark and intense. – ekeating8 years ago