Next year brings us a new Batman in the form of Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while the costume and Batmobile may be brand-new, Batfleck is really just the latest in a long, long line of Batmen. The Caped Crusader has been around for 76 years as of this spring, and he’s been appearing in movies in various forms for 72 of them.
A new video runs through all seven decades of Batman movies in just 10 minutes, from the serials of the 1940s through the Adam West,
Riggan Thomson Michael Keaton, and Christian Bale eras. Even Lego Batman shows up to the party eventually. Revisit seven decades of Batman movies in 10 minutes after the jump.
Jacob T. Swinney created The Evolution of Batman in Cinema and posted it to Vimeo.
Here’s a list of all the Batman movies featured in the video:
Batman (1943 serial)
Batman and Robin (1949 serial)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Lego Movie (2014)