Avengers: Endgame star Chris Pratt recently learned that fans are actually betting on the idea that he’ll become the DCEU’s next Batman.
Given the recent news that the DC Extended Universe will be getting a new Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming solo film, fans have been throwing around names for actors who could be the perfect replacement for Justice League star Ben Affleck. While Avengers: Endgame star Chris Pratt was speaking with MTV News, the actor shared his thoughts on the fact that his name is in contention for the role of the Caped Crusader.
During Chris Pratt’s interview, the actor learned that he’s been put at 16 to 1 odds by Ireland bookmakers. In fact, the Avengers: Endgame actor seemed surprised that people even bet money on this kind of stuff in the first place, let alone that they think he’ll become the next Batman. Check out what the actor had to say below, he even suggested that Horowitz should join him as the Joker on the big screen.
“Really? Wow. I didn’t know that. You can bet on this stuff? Wow. We should bet enough to budget the movie. And then just do a boondoggle Batman that just gets zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Will you be the Joker?”
Chris Pratt then learned that Armie Hammer and fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Jake Gyllenhaal are two actors who currently have better odds than he does.
“I could see that. I don’t know what you do now, because there’s been so many iterations of it. Would you go even lower, and do my voice even more gravelly.”
Of course, the actor provided his best gravelly Batman voice during the Q&A as well. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame and the DCEU’s next Batman as soon as more information becomes available. Would you like to see Chris Pratt become the DCEU’s new Dark Knight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
Source: MTV News
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.