While the Ben Affleck incarnation of the Dark Knight won't be added to Netflix anytime soon, you will be able to compare two iconic Batman roles through the popular streaming service beginning July 1. While 1989's Batman (starring Michael Keaton) is already available to stream, 1966's Batman: The Movie (starring Adam West) will be new on Netflix this Friday. And if you like comparing different actors' portrayals of Gotham City's two favorite masked characters, you can see Lee Meriwether as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, while Halle Berry stars in 2004's Catwoman, also available to stream on Netflix in July. Along with the Batman content already available on Netflix, there will now be 3 full-feature, live-action films, an animated series, an animated movie and a Lego animated special featuring the Gotham City-dwelling characters you've come to love from DC Comics.

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Batman: The Movie (1966)

This was the very first color live-action Batman film. Adam West and Burt Ward played Bruce Wayne/Batman and Dick Grayson/Robin, respectively, in both the TV series and this film. Now you' be able to see the film on Netflix, featuring Batman and Robin against four infamous Gotham City villains: Catwoman, The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), The Joker (Cesar Romero) and The Penguin (Burgess Meredith). The film was released during the summer break between Season 1 and Season 2 of the television show, and just barely made a profit with a $1.7 million box office and a $1.5 million budget.

Catwoman (2004)

Despite Halle Berry being cast in the titular role and co-stars that included Benjamin Bratt (Detective Tom Lone) and Sharon Stone (Laurel Hedare), the movie did not do well commercially or critically.

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Catwoman was also portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (unavailable on Netflix, but the sequel to Batman) and by Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Returns. One unique aspect of Halle Berry's role is that she played Patience Phillips, who was actually another Catwoman after Selina Kyle (the Catwoman played by Pfeiffer and Hathaway).

Animated Batman series

Batman will play only a small role in Suicide Squad, and Catwoman won't yet be a part of the Batman v Superman film series. When The Killing Joke gets a one-night special theatrical release, Catwoman will once again be left out. The iconic graphic novel on which the animated film will be based doesn't feature Catwoman either, as The Joker proves to be enough to keep Batman busy.

In anticipation of the next animated installment, Netflix already offers The Batman, an animated series that ran from 2004-2008 and features six episodes with Catwoman. They also offer Son of Batman, an animated film from 2014 rated PG-13, and an animated Lego special DC Comics: Batman Be-Leagured. #Hollywood #ComicBooks #Movies