‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Richard Madden Replaces Ben Affleck As Batman In New Image

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Game of  Thrones star Richard Madden suits up as Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement in an awesome new image.

Richard Madden got his big break as Rob Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones back in 2011. The actor is best known on Game of Thrones for going out in one of the most iconic moments of the whole series, season three’s Red Wedding. Richard Madden has had a number of roles since his departure from the series and now his name is being thrown around by DC fans as a great choice to be Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement on the big screen.

Ben Affleck debuted his Batman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Earlier this year, to the chagrin of many DC fans, Ben Affleck stepped down as the role of Batman in the DC Extended Universe. This left fans wondering who would play the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie The Batman, with many fans naming Richard Madden as a worthy successor.

Thanks to talented artist BFHDesigns via Instagram, fans can get a look at what the Game of Thrones star could look like as Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement. Check out the incredible fan art in the post below.


Game of Thrones season eight premieres tonight on HBO. The series will come to an end at the conclusion of this current season, which features a few actors in its cast who have gone on to star in comic book movies. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, stars as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and its sequel Dark Phoenix. 

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, also starred in an X-Men movie titled The New Mutants, which is set for release this August. Additionally, Ciaran Hinds, who played Mance Rayder, voiced the villain Steppenwolf in 2017’s Justice League. Richard Madden’s Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington has also been a fan-favorite choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman but no official replacement for the role has been announced just yet.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think Richard Madden would be a great choice to take the mantle from Ben Affleck? If not, then who do you think is the best replacement? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The Batman is currently set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen 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

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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

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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.

Ryan Gosling

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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

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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

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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.

Richard Madden

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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.

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