Avengers: Age of Ultron star Aaron Taylor-Johnson dons a Batman Rebirth-inspired suit to replace Ben Affleck in the DC Extended Universe in an incredible new piece of fan art created by digital artist Daniel Savage.
With Warner Bros. said to be looking for a “familar face” in his late 20s to replace Ben Affleck in the DC Extended Universe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the perfect man for the job. The 28-year-old actor rose to fame thanks to a comic book movie and many fans are conviced that he has what it takes to play the Caped Crusader.
Fans can now see what Aaron Taylor-Johnson could look like as Batman thanks to fan art by artist Daniel Savage. The piece shows the actor with a Rebirth-inspired take on Affleck’s DCEU suit as he stands in the Batcave with the Batmobile and the Batcomputer in the background. Check out the artwork with Aaron Taylor-Johnson below.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to the world of comic books, having played Dave Lizewski in the Kick-Ass movies and Quicksilver in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The actor has won a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Tom Ford thriller Nocturnal Animals.
Matt Reeves is directing Batman’s next cinematic solo outing. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s said to revolve around a young Bruce Wayne and Reeves has previously confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. The film is expected to begin production later this year and a search is underway for an actor to replace Ben Affleck.
Matt Reeves’ DC Films project is one of many currently being developed by Warner Brothers. The list also includes a Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, The Suicide Squad, Nightwing, Supergirl, Plastic Man and New Gods.
The DC Extended Universe continues with Shazam! on April 5, 2019, followed by Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
The Batman is currently slated to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on that project and the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
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.