Superhero Expenses: The Estimated Costs of Batman & Iron Man

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 28th, 2012 at 3:51 pm,

Batman vs Iron Man Superhero Expenses: The Estimated Costs of Batman & Iron Man

Of the core heroes featured on the rosters of Marvel’s The Avengers and DC’s Justice League, there is one man on each team who is not quite “super,” who do not rely on alien weapons of devices for extraordinary abilities. Instead, these heroes rely on their personal wealth and knowledge to equip themselves with the best gadgets that earth’s technology has to offer.

We are of course talking about Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Bruce Wayne (Batman), who represent the poster boy characters of each respective cinematic universe from Disney/Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC Entertainment. So, who spends more to be a superhero? The question has been answered (sort of).

The following pair of infographics have been timely put together by financial services company MoneySupermarket just in time for the release of The Dark Knight Rises, and just as Iron Man 3 nears completion of principal photography.

Starting with Batman, the infographic breaks down estimated costs of Batman’s armor and gadgets, followed by his unique vehicles, including The Bat – the latest to be featured in The Dark Knight Rises.

cost of batman Superhero Expenses: The Estimated Costs of Batman & Iron Man

While the breakdown of items is neat to see, the numbers are totally off the mark and seemingly completely made up. In fact, they don’t even jive with what was explicitly said in the films themselves. Take for example the Batman Kevlar armor suit – the first version alone (before modifications to make the head able to turn) cost over $300,000 (not $3000) as said by Lucius Fox to Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins. That’s also before modifications, not even counting backup suits, the costs of the Batcave or secret underground base in the construction yard as seen in The Dark Knight. There’s also the sheer amount of parts Bruce Wayne had to order to build the mask with the embedded earpiece as to not draw suspicion to his nightly activities.

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  1. They got Tony’s house but didn’t include Stark Tower. How much does that cost to build and maintain?

    • Why would they include Stark Tower but not Wayne Tower? Think before you speak.

  2. It’s pretty silly to try to put numbers on technology we don’t even have prototypes of yet.

    • they have prototypes of each part of the batsuit, the tumbler, and the batmobile. also all of his gadgets are real or in the process of being made. The History channel did a whole show on it and each different object. Now some of these gadgets are not the same as portrayed in the movie but they say that within the next few years these gadgets will be made. therefore your comment is invalid.

    • they have prototypes of each part of the batsuit, the tumbler, and the batpod. also all of his gadgets are real or in the process of being made. The History channel did a whole show on it and each different object. Now some of these gadgets are not the same as portrayed in the movie but they say that within the next few years these gadgets will be made. therefore your comment is invalid.

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  4. only super riches can become super heroes?

  5. iron man rocks, if there was a fight between iron man and bat man, bat man would be blown out, in matter of second ,iron man will, blast of bat man, before he enters the fight,on offence for bat man fans , but its the truth.i even like bat man,but i love iron man, he is more styleish then bat man. you rock iron man.robert downry jr is born to play the role of tony stark aka iron man.

    • No iron man will die in second don’t forget batman still have a space cannon at justice league Watchtower

      • Batman doesn’t kill people. He represents dark justice in a sick society and vowed to stop crime. But never to kill the criminal. He roughs them up and leaves them for the police. He killed the Joker in the video game Batman: Arkam City but I’m not sure about the comic books because I haven’t read any in a very long time. As far as I know he doesn’t kill people in the movies either. Neither does Spider-man, Superman and a lot of other well known superheroes. Iron-man on the other hand, kills people.

        • he does not kill the joker. like he says in batman begins to Ras al Guhl “i wont kill you, but i dont have to save you” joker dies of the poison in his blood and batman does not give him the cure but no as a matter of fact he did not kill the joker

    • Batman will use his electromagnetic gun to disable Iron Man chest, that will make him die in a sec. Batman is trained, if Iron man shoot a rocket at him he will use his EMP device to disable it. Bruce Wayne will win without his BatSuit and Tony Stark will lose without his Iron Man suit.

  6. bruce wayne takes the help, of lucious fox, for all his armour,gadgets, suit, his bat pod, the tumbler, but iron man makes his armour all by himself, and thats cool.

    • First, You are refering to the the movies. They are made to directly appeal to the mass public, they are not actual accurate. Batman makes all of his weapons. In the comics, Lucious Fox only handles WayneTec.

      To your other comment, again they dumb down both Ironman and Batman. Personally I think Batman would win, If Batman launchs a EMP Ironman’s suit turns off. But we will never know because everyone bias to thier opinion.

      • IRON man got extremis virus and he also possesses the infinity gauntlet. I think an “emp” would not hurt him because with extremis, its just not electricity, its nanotechnology.

    • First, You are refering to the the movies. They are made to directly appeal to the mass public, they are not actual accurate. Batman makes all of his weapons. In the comics, Lucious Fox only handles WayneTec.

      To your other comment, again they dumb down both Ironman and Batman. Personally I think Batman would win. But we will never know because everyone bias to thier opinion.

    • First, You are refering to the the movies. They are made to directly appeal to the mass public, they are not actual accurate. Batman makes all of his weapons. In the comics, Lucious Fox only handles WayneTec.

  7. To make the movies, They had to dumb down the accuracy of the Superheroes to make it more appealing. Tony Starks plays off everyone steriotypical playboy, but Bruce Wayne try to play off the single goaled mind set. That make Tony better in conparason to Bruse, because Tony is easier to relate too.

  8. Frankly, I’d have to say regardless of Bruce Wayne’s costs, Tony stark has much higher than Bruce’s. But that just goes on to show batman is just as good as iron man with less costs. If batman did invest more in fighting crime and his gadgets, I would undoutedly say Batman is definetly better than iron man.

  9. This was so funny :D
    Well irondude and batdude are both superheroes…and Both have their pros and cons…Personally i’m a fun of batsy…because…he is the cleverest person ever…(the whole hero world depends on him quite often) and he is devoted…he has a morality that doesn’t waver,and the bat tools only supplement some hero esentials that as a normal human he does not have…he thinks of himself as batman and not as bruce !!!
    iron man on the other hand well he is an electrical engineer,bioengineer…u get the picture with ego surpasing even his wealth…that’s what makes him take the iron suit and show people how cool he is…to be honest he is a deep character,with good qualities but he is just a clever kid with toys…having said these having any of them protect you would be awsome so we shouldn’t discriminate :P

  10. Batman is way richer he built justice league watchtower it damn space fortress and the Satellite Watchtower

    did iron man buiti a space fortress
    NO

  11. I’m just better than Bruce Wayne.
    FINSHED

  12. “It’s no coincidence that to date, Batman and Iron Man are the only characters of the modern era comic book movie franchises to have earned trilogies of their own films so far, and in the case of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man – he’s also the key marketing figure for Marvel’s shared universe, beginning with an appearance in The Incredible Hulk and stealing a slot of spotlight in The Avengers.”

    I guess Spider-Man, Blade, and the X-Men aren’t part of the modern era of comic book movie franchises?

  13. pls consider the avengers mansion and avengers tower…..

    • that provide by iron man?

  14. It does not matter how much money was spent if the movies are good
    alarmas

  15. all you guys are not real fans….real fans watch the cartoons and read the comic books, not silly movies where they change everything about the characters.

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  17. its an unrealible data. where u put 40 kinds of Batmobile?? 20++ supercars?? Wayne Tower, Wayne Train station, 17 Orphan Mansion, Batgirl, Robin 1-3, Huntrees gadget and equipments..? and who run the Gotham money? if its not Wayne..?

  18. Price i have asked

  19. How much will it cost to build a high tech watch tower in justice league that provide by batman??

  20. thats the problem in this world… like why are you guys thinking like this … they’re both super heroes, why would they even fight … and if marvel wanted to prove whos better iron man would win, if warner bros wants to make batman win he will, they both have weak points you guys cant debate this …

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