The Caped Crusader


Ben Affleck


Jonathan Liebesman

Screenplay by

Geoff Johns Jonathan Nolan

Story by

Ben Affleck Geoff Johns

Based on

Batman by Bob Kane


Ben Affleck Steven McQueen John Malkovich Lennie James Josh Brolin Bryan Cranston Annie Cornish Ciaran Hinds Ben Wishaw Micheal Pitt Aaron Paul Dean Norris

Music by

Han Zimmer


Warner Bros.

Distributed by

Warner Bros.
DC Comics

Release date(s)

June 11th, 2012

Running time

195 Min.




Batman: The Caped Crusader is a Phase 1 film in the cinematic interconnected universe .


An already established protector, Batman, grows ever more lonely when his former apprentice, Dick Grayson/Robin, grows up as Nightwing and fights crime on his own on the other side in Gotham. However, a dangerous threat lurks behind the shadows causing the two to team up once more for one last duel. 

Plot Edit


Cast Edit

  • Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • John Malkovich as Alfred Pennyworth
  • Steven McQueen as Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing
  • Rufus Sewelll as Roman Sionis/Black Mask
  • Matthew Goode as Tommy Elliot/Hush
  • Ciaran Hinds as Carmine Falcone
  • Ben Wishaw as Alberto Falcone
  • Lennie James as Lucius Fox
  • Bryan Cranston as James Gordon
  • Annie Cornish as Vicki Vale
  • Sophie Turner as Barbara Gordon
  • Christopher Waltz as Hugo Strange
  • Aaron Paul as Victor Zsasz
  • Dean Norris as Harvey Bullock
  • Charles Hadford as Tommy Elliot's Father
  • Melissa Ponzio as Tommy Elliot's Mother
  • Extras as the Royal Flush Gang

Crew Edit

  • Directed by Ben Affleck
  • Produced by Jonathan Liebesman
  • Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

Release Edit


Quotes Edit


Trivia Edit

  • The original premise for this film was much different. Some of the changes were:
    • Eric Bana played Batman
    • It was an origin film with Batman first meeting Dick Grayson and then dueling Killer Croc with the real threat being his own inner demons.
  • Ben Affleck is so devoted to this role that he...
    • Only accepted his role in Daredevil becuase he thought it was the closest he would get to be Batman
    • He built an actual Batcave at his house