Jeffrey Dean Morgan makes for an amazing Ben Affleck Batman replacement in new fan made image.
The beginning credits of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed us the tragic Bruce Wayne backstory where we witnessed the fates of Martha and Thomas Wayne at the hands of an unknown assailant. Both roles played by The Walking Dead stars Lauren Cohen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
An image uploaded to Instagram by Hamza Javed depicts Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne playing the role of Batman from the classic Flashpoint storyline from the comics.
You can view the image below.
Now that we’ve seen the end of Ben Affleck’s run as the dark knight, it’s up to the fans to speculate on what could have been. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was one of the versatile actors who fans wanted to see play the iconic superhero before Ben Affleck was announced to have landed the role.
DC and Warner Bros. have never experimented with giving the fans a feature film with Thomas Wayne as the main protagonist. We’ve always gotten films from Bruce Wayne’s perspective either becoming or already fighting crime as The Batman.
It would be a breath of fresh air to see this sometime in the future. Perhaps in a feature film or even a television series. It’s always a possibility with the theme of multiverses becoming a thing so we’ll just have to wait and see.
What do you think of the fan art portraying Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Bruce’s father Thomas Wayne? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The DCEU continues with Shazam! on April 5, 2019, 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.
Warner Bros. and DC Films are also developing The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
Plot details for Matt Reeves’ film are currently under wraps. The film is said to revolve around a young Caped Crusader and Matt Reeves has previously confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic.
The Batman is set to open in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on all upcoming DC Films projects!
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.