A new poll conducted by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult gives some interesting insights into how people view Batman.
The new poll kicked off by asking respondents who they thought would make the better Batman, Robert Pattinson or Nicholas Hoult. While Pattinson handily won the 18 to 29-year-old demographic, and the over 65 group, Hoult won the 30 to 44, 45 to 54, and 55 to 64.
While it may be concerning at first glance, you need to also realize that this didn’t ask about intent to see The Batman. At the end of the day, if it looks good, people will still see it no matter who is under the cowl.
Where the survey went wildly off the rails was asking about the past. When asked who their favorite Batman actor was, Christian Bale won with 39%, followed by Michael Keaton at 38%, and then George Clooney got 19% to Ben Affleck‘s 18%. (Val Kilmer came in last with 17%.) From the wording of the question, we’re guessing when it got down to the lower spots people were going with general actor and not their turn as Batman.
While Heath Ledger won favorite Joker, the truly big shock of all the questions asked was when Halle Berry won favorite Catwoman actress over Michelle Pfeiffer in a result of 42% to 41%. Anne Hathaway came in third.
The initial result of the vote might be surprising, but it’s hard to tell how many people were voting for their favorite batman, their favorite actor, which actor was most handsome, or whatever else – and it’s only 2200 respondents, so take it with this grain of salt
At least we know there is some excitement for Pattinson and his turn in the cowl.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter