Batman

DataViz: Batman’s Physique Over the Past 50 Years

Batman Physique

“This isn’t the Adam West days. You can’t just roll out of bed and put the suit on. Audiences expect you to look like a superhero.”
– from a recent red-carpet interview with Ben Affleck

Ironically, data collected by Moviepilot suggest that since Batman first appeared in feature-length films 50 years ago, Mr. West has been the closest in physique to the Gotham crusader as specified in the comic books: 6’2″ (1.88m) tall, and weighing 210 pounds (95kg). Yet few would name Mr West’s portrayal as the best.

Source: R.L., 50 years of Batman on film: how has his physique changed?, The Economist, Shape Shifter, March 28, 2016, http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/03/shape-shifter.

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