We have collected the best Batman Quotes by famous authors including Gail Simone, Robbie Amell, Donal Logue, Charlie Brooker, J. Michael Straczynski and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Batman has what is quite possibly the best rogues’ gallery every created. People who have never read a comic can name half a dozen of his foes, and that’s barely scratching the surface.
I grew up watching ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘Ninja Turtles’, ‘Batman.’ You name it, I was a huge fan. And that’s what I used to play with my friends. We would have the masks and the swords and pretend we had super powers.
I always think it’s absurd when people go, ‘How can you have a show about Batman without Batman?’ ‘Gotham’ is plenty fascinating, ‘Chinatown’ style.
Calling Batman ‘the Dark Knight’ is like calling Papa Smurf ‘the Blue Patriarch’:you’re not fooling anyone.
I can easily come up with ten really iconic stories/trade paperbacks for Superman, Batman, others… name me ten equally big, iconic Wonder Woman stories. Much harder. That ain’t the character’s fault, that isn’t sexism, that’s just not servicing the character.
J. Michael Straczynski
I want my weekends off and I want to put my kids to bed. Those are good reasons to want to be in ‘Batman 2’.
My whole life, I heard, ‘Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg.’ It’s all I heard throughout elementary school.
Robin Lord Taylor
I think Batman has the Wolverine problem. I think he’s overexposed.
In Hollywood, the guy who plays Batman and Spiderman also plays normal characters. The biggest stars in the world want to play different characters. We can’t give the excuse that because an actor played a superhero in his previous film, his next one won’t work.
When I was cast in ‘Batman v Superman,’ I was sent a huge stack of comics. They provided a ton of information about Cyborg and how he has evolved as a character over the years.
It’s always most interesting when Batman starts out as that lone Dark Knight and then is forced to have to interact with someone else, whether it’s Dick Grayson or Damian Wayne or anybody else, and deal with their pesky personalities.
The great thing about Batman and Superman, in truth, is that they are literally transcendent. They are better than most of the stories they are in.
I really wasn’t even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.
There have been many times when you spend a number of months and the finished product is not what you wanted to see. And ‘Batman Begins’ was what I wanted to see.
A lot of readers and a lot of editors had a story problem with Oracle, in that she made for such an easy, convenient story accelerator, that we missed the sense of having characters have to struggle to discover, to solve mysteries. Famously, it helped make Batman less of a detective and more of a monster hunter.
In honesty, there are probably a lot of stories that can be told with Batman. I like the idea of him growing older and he can’t quite do it as much anymore.
Playing Batman is an actor’s challenge. First, it’s different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.
I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet.
Bruce Wayne needs a sense of humor to do his job. Batman, for a very long time, was going to a very dark place.
I grew up as a huge comic fan and a huge Batman & Robin fan. I watched all the TV shows, went to all the movies – I even had the lunch box; man, I was in!
Of all the things I’ve done, the first ‘Strongman’ story was one of the easiest things to write. It was almost fully formed from the get-go. It’s almost a ‘Dark Knight Returns’ riff, except you have a battle-worn Mexican wrestler instead of Batman.
I am a big Batman fan, not so much a Superman fan.
I’m obsessed with the form of a toolbox. The idea of a portable kit that has everything you might need ignites something inside me. It’s like Batman’s utility belt.
Even though at 17 it was limited, I had a life before Batman.
I’d much rather play Batman’s cousin than Batman. That’s more of my speed.
Nobody loves a good ‘Batman’ story more than I do.
The only Batman that doesn’t need parodying is Adam West, but everybody else is fair game.
Believe me, when I do a story – if you read ‘Batman: Odyssey,’ I never do something without there being a reason. There’s always a reason, and you will find out in the story. I’m looking to entertain you.
I live in a small apartment. There’s only so much Batman memorabilia a guy can hang on to in New York City.
Robin Lord Taylor
You can’t tell a Batman story without the Joker, and you can’t tell a Joker story without Batman. They’re just the symbols of the best and worst of humanity.
‘Batman’ was a colorful and wild ride.
I want to be Robin to Bush’s Batman.
Batman is the ultimate in white people problems. It’s like, ‘Oh, I’m so rich and handsome, and women like me, and… something about my parents!’
That’s all the Joker is. It’s Batman without love. The Riddler is the opposite of that. It’s the detective in him.
The sustaining fantasy of Nolan’s Batman films – which does chime uncomfortably with Romney -is that the excesses of finance capital can be curbed by a combination of philanthropy, off-the-books violence and symbolism.
What’s happened is that every time I go to a convention or go into a comic book shop is that people drag me off into a corner and beat me up and go, ‘When are you going to do Batman again?’
Heroes are defined by their villains – Batman is nothing if he doesn’t have Two-Face.
My favourite superhero? I have a soft spot for Batman, because he doesn’t have any super powers – he’s just a person. And he’s pretty dark.
Batman is basically an ordinary guy who had something tragic happen to him when he was young.
Much is written about the Batman because he is publicly exposed in print. Very little is known personally about his creator, because I haven’t given out that many interviews.
Try to imagine a character like Batman whose whole life has been about fighting crime, whose whole existence and identity is his war against criminals, and he wakes up one morning to discover there are no criminals. What happens to him?
When I was a teenager, I did one animated series back when I was on ‘General Hospital.’ It was 1971 or ’72. Then I didn’t do animation until ‘Batman.’
Ever since I was a little kid, I told my mom that I want to go to Hollywood and make a ‘Batman’ movie.
David S. Goyer
Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, ‘Bourne Identity’, every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
Batman has been acknowledged as a legend in my lifetime.
In every story I’ve written with Batman, there’s an element of justice – you never want to have the story end on a defeatist or a cynical note.
My father worked in Chrysler’s drafting department and used to bring home tracing paper, No. 2 pencils, and masking tape from the office. With these, I used to trace off drawings from the ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ comics and put them up on my bedroom walls.
I played Li’l Abner and Batman in school plays; I wanted to be an actor to play all these different characters.
I collect action figures, mostly. I have a Batman room, with just Batman stuff, and I have a Disney collection.
My character in ‘Batman v Superman’ isn’t supposed to be Japanese, but director Zack Snyder said he’d seen me in ‘Wolverine’ and had to get me in the film somehow. Hearing that was like music to my ears.
To some degree, I don’t think ‘Batman’ works in a completely modern city; I think Gotham has be reflective of his personality and those of his enemies.
It is so gratifying for me the degree to which the Minions have been embraced. It’s almost unprecedented in the CG animated world. It’s amazing. That’s really all a creator hopes for, that their characters grow beyond them. It’s like Darth Vader and Batman. They’ve gotten bigger than their creators.
I started thinking, ‘What if Superman or Batman really existed?’ Superman would be doing Nike commercials. The members of Youngblood take the genre of super-heroes and turn it into a business.
What makes Batman and what makes other superheroes work is the myth that when life is at its lowest, and when you need a hero, a hero swings down and helps you.
Don’t treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don’t try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a ‘Batman’ with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value.
Spider-Man’s probably my favorite. You see, Batman is a billionaire and there’s nothing really cool about a billionaire saving the world. But Spider-Man is Peter Parker, a conflicted character who puts on a suit and saves the world. I love that.
I guess my inspiration is this – I like to pretend that every story that ever happened to ‘Batman’ was real and is part of this one guy’s life.
I’m not a big guy anyway. I’m only, what, 150 pounds? I was 190 for ‘Batman,’ 179 for ‘Warrior.’ Films make you look big.
I always knew the way in was Bruce Wayne. It wasn’t Batman. It was never Batman. That was the key.
As a kid, I loved the whimsical Superman and Batman stuff, and as a teenager, Marvel was more angsty, and that appealed to me. Marvel dealt with more stuff I could relate to as a teenager.
Bruce Wayne is Batman. He became Batman the instant his parents were murdered. Batman needs Bruce, however hollow that identity feels to him from time to time. Bruce keeps Batman human.
I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City.
Like, why is Batman so relevant? It’s because he gets reinvented constantly. There are a lot of stories you can tell with that character.
Before sequels became the most reliable way to make a buck, Bond set the standard for lavish serial adventures. Before Hollywood found gold in multimillion-dollar adaptations of comic-book characters – in the Superman, Batman and Spider-Man blockbusters – Bond was the movies’ first big-budget franchise superhero.
Leonardo DiCaprio I find very inspiring… He’s my idol. I absolutely love Leonardo DiCaprio. Christian Bale, obviously, being a British actor and going from ‘Empire of the Sun.’ Now he’s Batman.
I don’t want to be Batman. Let Val Kilmer do it. I just want to be Uncle Batman. I have this whole ‘warm relationship’ plot in my mind. In the final scenes, the new Batmobile breaks down, the new Batman’s stranded on the side of the road. We grab our old Batmobile, pick him up and drive away.
There is nothing cooler than having lines like, ‘Batman, the fate of the world is upon us.’ Who gets to say that? And who gets to say that in a deep, earnest, amazingly sexy way?
You can’t play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there’s something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he’s a little crazed; he’s strange.
Batman’s got this whole cloaked ‘man of mystery’ thing around him and represents a wish fulfillment. He’s more driven than Superman yet is also very human.
Everyone wants to be Batman; I want to be Robin. I’ll make Robin cool. Make him legit.
I think about it, and I realize there’s been some version of a Batman or Spiderman or Superman franchise since I was a boy, since before I was a boy.
The appeal of the Golden Age heroes for me is their simplicity, even their naivety – they represent the fundamental building blocks of the whole superhero genre, whether it’s a ‘super’ man able to lift cars, or a vigilante who terrorises criminals at night like Batman.
And I did Batman, too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I’ve ever done.
There’s a million jokes about what’s going on with Batman and Robin. It’s a classic thing to call out the homoerotic nature of the men’s adventure show.
I did ‘Batman v Superman’ for one or two days.
At home it’s all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me. Sometimes I don’t want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets, so I’ll go out for a drink with the girls.
You don’t have a Batman without Bruce Wayne. Batman is the edge or scary image for Bruce to use.
I am such a big fan of Batman.
What Christopher Nolan and I have done with ‘Superman’ is try to bring the same naturalistic approach that we adopted for the ‘Batman’ trilogy. We always had a naturalistic approach; we want our stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in.
David S. Goyer
My dream job is to be the Robin to Anderson Cooper’s Batman.
Looking at the Batman pages is like revisiting my youth. My first seven years in New York were the first seven years of Batman itself. While my time on Batman was important and exciting and notable considering the characters that came out of it, it was really just the start of my life.
I’d rather do ‘She’s So Lovely’ that John Cassavetes wrote versus doing ‘Batman.’
When I was a kid, like four or five years old, I was obsessed with the ‘Batman’ TV show in the ’60s. And I took it totally seriously. At that age, I took it completely seriously. I didn’t get the fact that it was kind of played for laughs. I didn’t understand why my mom was rolling her eyes or chuckling.
I started my work on a lot of the ‘Batman’ books. So I’ve worked on a ‘Batman,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ some of the ‘X-Men’ books.
So many heroes are driven by destiny. Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, they were all chosen and born to heroism. Even with Batman, it doesn’t feel like Bruce could do anything else. His whole life was leading him to become the Dark Knight.
We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don’t, in small ways. That’s what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale.
Wonder Woman isn’t Spider-man or Batman. She doesn’t have a town, she has a world. That was more interesting to me than a kind of contained, rote superhero franchise.
Batman’s not mine. He doesn’t necessarily belong to me. As a character, he belongs first to the audience and second to the hundreds of writers who have been writing him in comics for 75 years.
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ set the bar very high for the superhero movie, as it showed that you could get a great cast for these movies and take a real filmmaker’s perspective.
How can an article about me or the Batman be the true story when I am not consulted or interviewed?
I don’t see on television the kind of blood and guts and body parts blown apart that maybe you’re referring to, but it certainly is in that BATMAN feature and I found it very offensive.
To be honest with you, I didn’t really read a lot of DC comics as a kid, but I was obsessed with Batman and still am.
J. R. Ramirez
I’m digging Batman. I’m digging that balance, that duality. He’s always on the edge and trying to balance himself within the rules of what’s lawful and justice, and being Bruce Wayne and being Batman.
I really liked the design of Batman. I liked the concept. There’s a lot more you can do with Batman than most other superheroes.
One of the wonderful things about Batman is that he is just a man. He doesn’t have superpowers or extraordinary powers other than his tremendous intellect and physical prowess.
There are so many versions of Batman that I love so much from different artists that I had to almost stop trying to draw those versions and get past that and just draw the Jeff Lemire version of Batman eventually.
One of the first movies I ever saw was ‘Batman,’ based on the TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward.
I know, who doesn’t want to play a superhero, right? And everyone wants to play Superman or Batman. Everyone wants to play a superhero.
When I read the news that Wonder Woman was going to be resurrected for a blockbuster movie in 2016, ‘Batman vs. Superman’, it made me excited – and anxious. Would the producers give her a role as fierce as her origins – and maybe some shoulder straps – or would she just be cartoon eye candy?
But I think it shortsells any idea when you say there’s a similar part to something else, like ‘aw man, ‘The Avengers’ is ripping off ‘Batman.’ You’ve got people running around in outfits.’ Of course, there are outfitted people and there’s superhero stuff, but it’s not just ripping off ‘Batman.’
I’m incredibly grateful to be playing the villain in a world which, if I really thought to hard about what I was doing, I would get very nervous about the size and the magnitude of the importance and responsibility of being a villain in the world of ‘Batman.’
I think it’s one of those funny things – sometimes you’re not really friends with somebody until you’ve gotten into a good fight, and I think that’s the situation with Superman and Batman.
I think I would play Batman. I love Batman.
Batman is like the audience’s eyes and ears in ‘Justice League Dark.’
When I got the part, I tried to remember Batman as I knew him when I was a kid – with emotional recall.
‘Joker’ was a violent, dark, and brutal book, so I wanted to do something a little less heavy. I played around with the idea of a children’s book, and that eventually became ‘Noel.’ And I just kept finding these parallels between things I could do with Batman and Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.’
When you have a Green Lantern mixing with a foil like Batman, you get scenes that are comic-book history. There’s the epicness of it all.
I’ve always been a massive fan of Batman. He didn’t have any powers, so it meant that anyone could be Batman.
As much as I enjoy seeing other guys do the superhero approach to the Batman universe, personally my own vision falls a bit left of center.
‘Batman’ is pretty much real world-centric.
The idea of Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet so inflaming the fanboy community is amusing, since that group’s 20/50 vision also had it tsking its disapproval about Michael Keaton as Batman and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.
Besides Spiderman and Batman, ‘The Flash’ has, hands down, the best villains. You could do a TV show about The Rogues, and there’s enough depth and interest and oddly honor amongst those characters that I think people will watch that show.
Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ was one of the most inspiring – I saw that and I was like, ‘I want to be her, I want to do that.’
I want Dr to be sort of the next Batman. I want to be 70, 80 years old and want someone else to play Dr Disrespect.
I love working on ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ dearly.
We’ve spent almost ten years of our lives making ‘Batman’ films.
The thing about ‘Batman Begins’ is that he’s a character that people thought they knew a lot about, and yet you’re able to identify the spirit in his life where even in the comic books it’s not explored that much.
David S. Goyer
I don’t believe that there’s a good guy and a bad guy. Unless it’s like Superman or Batman, there is no good guy and bad guy.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Batman universe and Batman, since I was born really. I think the reasoning for that is because he doesn’t have a superpower – he has no special ability. He’s just a regular person, a regular human.
When you’re a kid, and you’re a superhero lover, the holy trinity is Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, so to be able to take any of those and play with it is a huge joy.
‘Batman’ was scary.
‘The Cape’ is a really good comic! They invented the whole character, and now they’ve built a book of ‘The Cape’ for the show. When I was a kid, I used to love Batman, and I loved Spider-Man. My favorite was this guy called Judge Dredd. I know they made a movie of that in the ’90s.
Superman is pretty much the way he was – you know – what he’s always been. A lot of the Marvel characters are products of their time. I think Batman, as a character, has been able to adapt; he’s pretty malleable.
There’s some of these villains that are just crazy and they do it just to do it. Then you got The Joker, who says he’s an agent of chaos and he comes back in different forms every time, comes back to fight Batman he’s a different character, different guy.
In the late ’60s, there were the the three B’s: The Beatles, Batman, and Bond.
I think the oldest comic I got when I was a kid was an issue of ‘World’s Finest’ – it had a Neal Adams cover with Batman where he had turned into a bat, and he was attacking Superman.
I’m not gonna rush out and see the next ‘Batman;’ I’m not big on formula movies.
‘Batman’ took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.
My absolute favorite growing up was ‘Super Friends.’ The assemblage of so many mighty heroes in one place was, to me, mind-blowing. It was Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and then sometimes Hawkman and some other, lesser heroes.
Michael Ian Black
When I started writing ‘Batman,’ I lobbied heavily to get rid of Robin – or at least not use him in the stories I wrote. Fighting crime with a teenager dressed in primary colors while you’re sporting a gray-and-black outfit always struck me as child endangerment, if not abuse.
It’s much easier to make a Superman or Batman film than a Green Lantern film.
To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne’s darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who’s mysterious and strong.
Everybody’s ‘odyssey’ is a little bit different. Batman’s is his own and unique to him.
It’s hard to find a unique look for a Batman villain. Everything like a scar on the face, or a skin condition, there are so many unique signifiers taken.
I can like Michael Keaton’s Batman, and I can like Christian Bale’s Batman.
If we go back to the birth of ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ in America in the ’30s, they were created because of events like the Great Depression, crime and Al Capone, among others. Everybody was corrupt back then, and if you can’t have a hero in real life, it helps to have one in your fantasies.
In ‘Batman Beyond,’ Terry McGinnis has the responsibility of protecting Gotham City, as well as maintaining a home and social life. He’s also got a single mom and a pesky younger brother, which young kids will relate to.
I was always a big Justice League fan. I always loved Batman, Superman – I have a weird Martian Manhunter fixation.
I’ve always had an argument with my best friend that Spider-Man was way better than Batman. I was a massive fan growing up.
One of my favorite things, coming of age, reading comics, was these ideologies and these philosophies of these characters. Seeing those on the page really represented in amazing ways some of my favorite ‘Batman’ comics like ‘The Killing Joke’ or ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’
Batman and Superman are very different characters but they’re both iconic and elemental. Finding the right story for them both is the key.
Look at ‘Batman’ – that was theater of the absurd, as is ‘Family Guy.’
Batman doesn’t use a gun. When Bruce Wayne thinks he had to resort to a street thug’s level to defend himself and the girl he was rescuing, he decides he can’t be Batman anymore.
I read The Flash. I read Green Lantern. I loved Batman.
Batman and the Flash have a whole lot in common behind the mask. They’ve both experienced loss, know forensic science, and are both a bit introverted. In ‘Flashpoint,’ Thomas Wayne thinks Barry is crazy, but Barry thinks Thomas is crazy. It’ll be really fun seeing those two trying to figure things out.
Chris Nolan can put Batman in full body armor, have him drive a car that looks likes a tank, and make him political, and everyone says, ‘Oh, that’s OK.’ But try making him Filipino, and everyone gets mad.
As much as everyone says that Superman is good, a lot of other people might say that that’s why they find him boring… A lot of Batman fans might say that.
I can’t imagine seeing Batman in black and white. It was such a colourful TV series. I know. I’m ancient. It wasn’t abnormal to be without a television in those days. People who had colour were special.
Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn’t really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously.
Honestly, I wasn’t familiar with the whole DC comics world and the Batman world before I was part of ‘Gotham.’
I’m kind of like the Lone Ranger or Batman. I can just go to my mansion and jump out in my uniform and sing on weekends.
My favourite superhero is obviously Batman because he’s the sexiest. But I can’t imagine myself as Batman.
I was doing a tour of the ‘Batman’ live stage production, and I challenged the cast to join me to run. One time, we were running in Switzerland just before Christmas, and it was heavy snow. Another time, we were running down the Seine in Paris on Christmas Day, and we all had Santa hats on.
I’d have all these crazy sort of ‘who would win battles’ with my friends who were big fans of other comic book characters, and I’d always find a way for Batman to win. It was deep for me, man.
Hugo Strange is interesting in the sense that he’s a master manipulator. He doesn’t really engage Batman in any sort of physical way. His weapon is his mind, and he’s very incisive and clever: he reads people and sizes them up almost instantly.
Batman had a certain speech pattern that I established because he was always Sherlock Holmes-ian. He was Basil Rathbone. In other words, he was always musing about something.
I love black and yellow. Black and yellow is Batman; black and yellow is Spongebob!
As it turned out, if you look at the history, everything in superhero comic books pretty much lies between Superman and Batman: Superman being the greatest superhero there is, and Batman being the one of the few superheroes who has no superpowers and is, in fact, not a superhero.
There’s a different energy to Spider-Man than there is to Batman.
I really didn’t have any plan for her other than the henchgirl role, who was better at getting laughs out of the other gang members than the Joker was. I gave her the name Harley Quinn because I thought Harley was a fun name for a girl, and a lot of ‘Batman’ character names have a bit of a pun to them, like E Nygma.
Let’s be realistic – 90% of superheroes are male. Personally, I prefer Superman, Batman and Spider-Man to Wonder Woman. Not that I don’t like female superheroes, but watching male superheroes gives me a high.
I think it’s refreshing to have a character-driven ‘Batman’ story that isn’t just about action and getting out of scrapes.
Our characters were antiseptic but we weren’t. And if you remember what we did on BATMAN, as the scripts were written very funny, we played them very straight.
I long ago vowed, as Batman did before me, never to make fun of stuff that people couldn’t help. Because it’s (1) easy and (2) not fair. There are plenty of things that people have complete control over that are worthy of ridicule.
Paul F. Tompkins
The only way to write Batman, if you get the chance – and I hope everyone out there gets the chance – is to imagine you made him up.
My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero.
I think Wonder Woman is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman. Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it’s hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that.
David S. Goyer
I love ‘Batman.’ I love the Adam West ‘Batman.’ I love the animated ‘Batman.’ The character of Batman can encompass any interpretation, which is what makes that character so brilliant and why it’s survived so many different media.
There was a time when ‘Batman’ really kept me from getting some pretty good roles, and I was asked to do what I figured were important features. However, Batman was there, and very few people would take a chance on me walking onto the screen. And they’d be taking people away from the story.
I think ‘Batman Begins’ is certainly my favorite Batman movie I’ve seen.
The thing is, the Superman comics have been around a long time, and so have the movies. They’ve done a lot of Superman movies, as they have with Batman.
‘Batman Returns’ was a huge movie and one of my favorites growing up. It’s incredible.
Robin Lord Taylor
I was into Batman. I was into Spider-Man.
‘Fan’ is an understatement. I had the Spider-Man costume, I had bed sheets, toys, you name it. I’ve always had an argument with my best friend that Spider-Man was way better than Batman. I was a massive fan growing up.
I started with superhero stuff – ‘X-Men’ and ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Batman’ and ‘Hellboy’ – but I wasn’t familiar with ‘The Strain’ until I started the show.
I think most people, almost 96 percent, remember me as Catwoman on the ‘Batman’ television series. It is a part I will always be grateful for, because it was one of the great parts ever written for a woman. She was sexy, sassy and successful. I played many things, but that is what I will probably be best remembered as.
Batman is dark and moody and spooky and, in some cases, methodical.
In South Africa, we’ve been watching these movies all our lives – ‘Batman,’ ‘Superman,’ ‘Captain America’ – and every time the mask comes off it’s a white man.
I used to think I actually was Batman.
Very little other than Elmore Leonard’s crime writing inspiring me on my Batman run.
I love Bane. I love the Joker. I love Batman.
If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman, please write to the original source, myself, for the truth, instead of second guessing.
I love Batman.
It’s truly an honor to get to write Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman and all those great people, but when you can take something that’s not well thought of and make it something that people do think highly of, that’s much more gratifying, I think.
Wherever you go in the world, Batman is known. Everyone has an idea of what he should be like.
Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in ‘Batman’; Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
If we made the ‘Batman’ games more realistic, you’d have to be Bruce Wayne for half the game, counting his money and dating supermodels.
When you’re writing for a game – even if you’re using very well known characters like Batman and his villains who lend themselves to many different interpretations – you have to keep in mind that you’re writing for a different medium. Things are a bit more straightforward than it is for a feature film or a TV show.
My style hero was’ Batman.’ Now it’s Tony Stark.
I’m not in good enough shape to be Batman. I’ll just be Bruce Wayne.
Every son’s first superhero is his father, and it was the same for me. For me, he was Superman and Batman combined.
I love Ben Affleck. I think he will be a great Batman. Ben can bring the humanity to all his parts. He can play the good guy, the bad guy, but behind that grin he’s got, there is always that humanity.
The ‘Batman’ franchise is iconic and its a privilege to now be able to visualize it in my own way.
I think the Joker resonates with people as much as Batman does.
I love Batman to death.
We work in an environment where your options are to do, you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie that’s a really great film like this, people really step up to the plate and enjoy it.
It’s about the characters, it’s about the film, it’s about the process of making stunning visuals and a huge, epic movie. It doesn’t matter if my head was covered in a black plastic bag and I was bouncing around in a space hopper: That’s the villain of Chris Nolan’s ‘Batman!’
I have to say, self-servingly, I downloaded my own comics. I downloaded ‘Batman: Hush.’
Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.
The Wonder Woman that you see in ‘Batman v Superman’ is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas, in the standalone movie, we are telling the grown-up story, Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before.
I was chosen for ‘Wolverine’ because there weren’t any other Japanese actresses available who could speak English. With ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Hannibal,’ I got the roles as a result of previous work I’d done, not just because of my nationality.
A friend of mine kind of revealed to me that idea that there has been countless Supermen and Batman. But I’m the first person to play Black Lightning. It’s exciting to originate a character.