The Batman Matrix: Every Guy Who’s Donned the Cape, Ranked

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, from left: Ben Affleck as Batman, director Zack Snyder, on set, 2016. ph: Clay Enos /© Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection Image via Warner Bros.

From Ben Affleck’s bulky portrayal to Adam West’s slightly kitschy take, many actors have played Batman—but not in the same way. Below, where each guy falls on the spectrum from killer to campy, and from soft to ripped.

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