Avengers star Aaron Taylor-Johnson becomes iconic Batman character Nightwing in an awesome new piece of fan art.
The comic book movie craze has gone on for so many years that quite a few actors have been featured in both DC and Marvel films. For example, Ben Affleck starred in 2003’s Daredevil over ten years before his debut as the Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One year later, Michael Keaton, who famously starred as the titular hero in 1989’s Batman, portrayed the Vulture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Spider-Man solo adventure Spider-Man: Homecoming. That’s just to name a few and now, thanks to an incredible piece of fan art, DC and Marvel fans can see what Avengers: Age of Ultron star Aaron Taylor-Johnson could look like as a live-action version of the DC character Nightwing.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson played the character Quicksilver alongside his Godzilla co-star Elizabeth Olsen in 2015’s Avenges: Age of Ultron, though his character did not survive until the end of the movie. Nightwing is one of the most iconic DC side characters and he has yet to be portrayed in any live-action film yet. barrett.digital recently took to Instagram to post an art piece featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Nightwing, which fans can check out in the post below.
Now that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is no longer part of the Avengers franchise, he has the perfect opportunity to become the new Nightwing. There’s been no confirmation that the character will appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie but a Nightwing film from The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay has been in the works for quite a while with no major announcements regarding the project having been made recently, though it has yet to be officially canceled.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the Marvel and DC universes as soon as more information becomes available. Which other comic book characters, aside from Quicksilver and Nightwing, would you like to see Aaron Taylor-Johnson play in the future? If you think the Avengers star is not the right choice for Nightwing, then who do you think should bring the Batman protege to life on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.