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The Batman-James Bond Connection - More Connections Than You Think

RELEASED FROM THE PATREON VAULT FROM JANUARY 2021: How similar are Batman and James Bond? They may be closer than you think! Ben dives into all the different connections between the Dark Knight and 007, from how one future James Bond was almost Batman to how two Batmen were almost James Bond.


0:00 Released From the Vault Intro by Andrew

This episode was recorded in January 2021 for our $5 Patreon tier, which you can join here:

This specific episode was meant to tie into our episode on Batman: Soul of the Dragon. You can check out that episode here:

0:33 Patreon Sketch: "Adam West Auditions for James Bond" with Ben as Adam West and Andrew as producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli

3:34 Episode Introduction

11:30 The James Bond-Batman Character Similarities

14:45 Lewis Wilson: The First Batman Actor's Connection to James Bond

17:22 The American James Bond- Captain Quik (Adam West)

You can check out a commercial of West as Captain Quik here:

19:06 James Batman (1966)

We of course recently covered James Batman in more depth in our episode on the Filipino Batman films:

21:02 George Lazenby- James Bond, Jor-El, & Batman Villain!

24:10 Adam West Up for James Bond?!

25:54 Diamonds Are Forever- Jill St. John & Tom Mankiewicz's Bat Connections

We dove into Tom Mankiewicz's Batman script here:

27:29 The Ra's Al Ghul-Blofeld Parallel

28:19 Michael Uslan & Trying to Turn Batman into Bond

30:19 Never Say Never Again's Batman Connections

32:12 Break

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37:58 Pierce Brosnan- Almost Batman?!

44:52 The "Wayne, Bruce Wayne" Justice League International Cover

Here's the cover of Justice League International No. 16:

45:41 Pinewood & Derek Meddings

49:39 Common Batman-Bond Actors from the 1990s-2000s

54:28 Christian Bale- Up for Bond?

1:03:03 The James Bond Influence on The Dark Knight Trilogy

1:15:46 Other Common Bond-Batman Actors

This episode was also released before the James Bond movie No Time to Die, which featured a score by Hans Zimmer, who did the scores for the Dark Knight Trilogy and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

1:17:04 Closing Big thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for providing the YouTube thumbnail as well as the QC and chapter time codes for this episode. Please record us a “bumper” saying “You’re listening to Superhero Stuff You Should Know” and send it over to superhousepodcast@gmail.comAlso to any animators- we’d love to see our sketches animated. Please include #SuperheroStuffYouShould Know IN the video

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