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Illustrating the hugely polarised views in fandom these days, all three also featured among the results in a question about the most overrated comic book movies.
And although Catwoman was voted worst superhero film, the feline felon was also the character most superhero fans would like to take out on a date.
In the survey by OnePoll, carried out for Ladbrokes Games, there was biggest demand for Wonder Woman to be next on the big screen, and then The Flash.
But despite the love of Batman and the call for fellow DC heroes Wonder Woman and The Flash to be up next for cinematic adaptation, it was Marvel who won in a question pitting it against DC to find the best comic book publisher.
More than 75 per cent of respondents said they pursued their interest in superheroes via film adaptations, 11.6 per cent through comics, 7.1 per cent by watching animated series, 4.8 per cent by playing computer games, and 1.2 per cent via other media.
Full details of the results are included below. Among them, fans name who they would like to see as the next Batman when the caped crusader is inevitably relaunched on the big screen following Nolan's self-contained blockbuster trilogy.
Just over 24 per cent declared Hulk the toughest superhero (excluding Superman). Next came Batman (21.2 per cent) and Wolverine (15 per cent), then Thor (9.8 per cent), Spider-Man (6.6 per cent). Bottom of the list was Magneto (1.20 per cent), while Hit Girl (1.3 per cent) and Professor X (1.7 per cent) didn't fare much better.
Voting on the best superhero vehicle, an overwhelming majority of 61.6 per cent opted for the Batmobile. The X-Men's Blackbird jet was next with 12.2 per cent, followed by the Silver Surfer's surfboard, SHIELD's Helicarrier from the Avengers and then the Owlship from Watchmen.
Asked whether they would choose Marvel or DC comics, most (58.9 per cent) went for Marvel, 22.1 per cent said neither and 19 per cent chose DC.
Spider-Man's web shooters were voted best superhero gadget (38 per cent), followed by Thor's hammer Mjolnir, Batman's grappling-hook gun the Batclaw, Wonder Woman's lasso of truth, Captain America's shield and Batman's batarang.
The Dark Knight came top in a question asking people to name the best superhero film, taking 18.8 per cent of the vote. Next was The Dark Knight Rises (17.7 per cent), then The Avengers (15.8 per cent). Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man came next (10.2 per cent), narrowly beating X-Men (10 per cent). This was followed by Iron Man (9.7 per cent), Superman (8.9 per cent), Kick-Ass (3.2 per cent), Watchmen (2.4 per cent), The Incredible Hulk (1.2 per cent) and 'other' (2.1 per cent0.
Halle Berry's Catwoman won the vote for the worst superhero movie with 22 per cent, followed by Elektra (15 per cent), The Green Lantern (10.6 per cent), Hulk (10.3 per cent), Daredevil (9.1 per cent), Batman & Robin (8.3 per cent), Spider-Man 3 (7.9 per cent), The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises (each with 4.5 per cent), The Spirit (4.3 per cent), and 'other' (3.5 per cent).
Catwoman is the comic book character most fans (16.7 per cent) would like to date, followed by Wonder Woman (15.5 per cent), Iron Man (11.9 per cent), Batman (11.1 per cent), Wolverine (10.7 per cent), Superman (9.7 per cent) and Thor (7.9 per cent). There wasn't much love for the X-Men's female members, with Storm bottom of the list (3.4 per cent) and Jean Grey (4.3 per cent) just above. Black Widow wasn't much more popular either (5 per cent).
Broken down into gender, this particular vote shows men favouring Catwoman and then Wonder Woman, with Black Widow a distant third, followed by Jean Grey and (in what could be seen as an acknowedgement of the top choice for gay male voters) Superman. Female voters preferred Iron Man, then Wolverine, followed by Batman, Thor and Superman.
As for who they want to see next on the big screen, fans mad a decisive call for Wonder Woman (32.8 per cent), then The Flash (18.4 per cent) and Avengers archer Hawkeye (14.1 per cent). There was a considerable demand for the return of X-Men teleporter Nightcrawler (12.7 per cent) and then for Deadpool (10.4 per cent), more than the desire for Aquaman (8.5 per cent).
The Joker had last laugh by winning the vote for toughest supervillain with 24.8 per cent of the vote, beating Magneto (16 per cent), Bane (15.3 per cent), Lex Luthor (12.4 per cent) and Green Goblin (7.9 per cent). Next on the list was General Zod (5.8 per cent), Loki (4.9 per cent), Doctor Octopus (4.2 per cent), Two-Face (3.1 per cent) and then 'other' (2.1 per cent).
The Incredible Hulk was named most overrated superhero movie ever (17.5 per cent of the vote), followed by Kick-Ass (12.2 per cent), Watchmen (10.8 per cent), The Amazing Spider-Man (10.6 per cent), The Dark Knight Rises (10.1 per cent), Thor (8.6 per cent). X-Men: First Class (7.8 per cent), The Avengers (7.3 per cent), The Dark Knight (6.3 per cent), Iron Man (5.3 per cent) and other (3.5 per cent).
While most people (25.5 per cent) opted for 'no one' when asked who should play the next Batman, it does seem likely we will get another caped crusader on screen at some point but very unlikely that Christian Bale will return. The next top choice in this question was Ryan Gosling (15.9 per cent), who leads the actors named as possible replacements to don the Batsuit, then Michael Fassbender (13.2 per cent), Jake Gyllenhaal (13 per cent), Bradley Cooper (11.5 per cent) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (7.9 per cent). Other names that came up were Josh Brolin (4.3 per cent), Sam Worthington (3.9 per cent), Armie Hammer (3.1 per cent) and Jon Hamm (1.7 per cent).
Superhero enthusiasts love to imagine showdowns - most of which would probably never happen on the big screen - and fans said they would most like to see a fight between Batman and Iron Man (19.1 per cent)
But only just. Wolverine vs Iron Man came a very close second with 19 per cent. Others wanted to see Hulk vs Optimus Prime (17.5 per cent), Batman vs Captain America (15.5 per cent), Magneto vs Iron Man (11.9 per cent), Hulk vs Bane (11.2 per cent) or some other face-off (5.8 per cent).
Poll winners recap:
Toughest superhero (apart from Superman) - Hulk
Best superhero vehicle - Batmobile
Best superhero gadget - Spider-Man web-shooters
Best superhero film - The Dark Knight
Worst superhero film - Catwoman
Superhero you'd most want to date - Catwoman
Superhero you want to see next on big screen - Wonder Woman
Toughest villain - Joker
Who should be next Batman - No one (and then Ryan Gosling)
Lamest sidekick - Jimmy Olsen
Most overrated superhero film - The Incredible Hulk
Most wanted superhero fight - Batman vs Iron Man
Worst superhero disguise - Superman/Clark Kent
But in the meantime, some interesting gossip indicates an X-Force spin-off is being developed, possibly as the next film after 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Fansite X-Menfilms.com spotted that the studio had registered the domain XForceMovie.com.
And this was followed with Rob Liefeld suggesting on Twitter that such a project would feature Cable and Deadpool as main characters, with Ryan Reynolds reprising the Deadpool role he first played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Liefeld has been an artist on several X-Men comic titles, including X-Force and also Deadpool, which he co-created.
But the American comics creator cautioned against too much premature excitement over an X-Force movie until it had become more definite by moving beyond development and into the casting stage.
However, it's clearly proceeding at some pace because The Hollywood Reporter says Jeff Wadlow has been hired to write and possibly direct the X-Force feature. Wadlow is the writer-director of Kick-Ass 2, released in the UK on August 16.
The follow-up to Skyfall - the highest-grossing film in the franchise - is set to arrive in cinemas on October 23, 2015, in the UK and November 6, 2015 in the US.
An annoucement was made by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, of EON Productions; Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, Inc; and Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
They today confirmed that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan.
Bond 24 will be Daniel Craig's fourth time in the Bond role following Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.
Skyfall took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK. It was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, "Following the extraordinary success of Skyfall, we're really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan."
Mendes said: "I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time."
Barber added: "We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure.
"As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze."
Lynton and Pascal said: "It's a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to SKYFALL and we, along with our partners at MGM, can't wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world."
Next up on the 2013 comic book movie calendar is The Wolverine, released on July 26.
And fans of Hugh Jackman's adamantium-enhanced antihero can now see what it feels like to be Wolverine.
Twentieth Century Fox International are bringing the character and upcoming movie to life with Be The Wolverine, a unique Kinect experience that allows users to take part in an interactive adventure.
The experience allows fans to become the metal-clawed mutant, through simulated fighting moves atop a speeding bullet train travelling through Tokyo. By slicing through obstacles and defending themselves from ninja attacks, fans will experience a virtual thrill ride, based on an action scene from the new film.
Be The Wolverine uses Kinect technology to register when fans walk by, scanning and activating a hologram to attract and invite interaction. On completing the experience, fans then have the opportunity to share a photo of them taking part via Facebook.
Over 17 countries are participating in the Be The Wolverine experience, including; Mexico, Brazil, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and UK.
Bettina Sherick, SVP Digital Strategic Marketing from 20th Century Fox International says: "The Wolverine is such a beloved superhero, and we are thrilled that fans around the world will have a chance to Be The Wolverine. The interactive experience provides a great rush of adrenaline, just like our upcoming film."
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to modern Japan.
Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.
Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against the immortality granted to him by his regenerative abilities.