See Robert Pattinson replace Ben Affleck under Batman’s cape and cowl for Matt Reeves’ upcoming film in this amazing image.
If you haven’t heard the latest Bat-news, it seems that Twilight star Robert Pattinson is Warner Bros. and DC top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU. The news took the internet by storm earlier this week. Some fans were outraged to see Robert Pattinson replace Ben Affleck, deeming him unworthy of the role. Other fans were far more welcoming and willing to give the young actor a chance to show off his acting skills and prove why he seems to be Matt Reeves’ top choice for the role.
Fans are already trying to envision Robert Pattinson as Ben Affleck’s replacement and fan artwork is pouring all over the internet depicting him as the next Dark Knight. This particular image shows us how Robert Pattinson might look while wearing the famous black cape and cowl:
Many Ben Affleck fans were disappointed to know that he won’t portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU any longer. Before being cast, Ben Affleck was seriously criticized for taking on the Batman role, but after watching him interpret the Caped Crusader, most DCEU fans were satisfied to see he did a great job. Many think that Ben Affleck should have continued to play Batman, but Warner Bros. and DC thought that the character needed a reboot with a much younger actor. After seemingly headed to direct the new Batman film, Ben Affleck left the project and Matt Reeves’ took its helm.
Plot details for Matt Reeves’ film are still under wraps, though the project has been rumored to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader as he tackles several of his more traditional enemies such as The Penguin and Catwoman. While Warner Bros. is set to restart the character’s story on the big screen, Matt Reeves has confirmed that his film will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. Robert Pattinson has reportedly been cast in the Bruce Wayne/Batman role and Ben Affleck’s replacement, however, Warner Bros. has yet to make an official announcement.
The film is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. The list also includes a Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, The Suicide Squad, Aquaman 2, The Trench, Black Adam, Supergirl, Plastic Man and New Gods.
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Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Matt Reeves’ The Batman, whether if Robert Pattinson’s will be cast as Ben Affleck’s replacement as the Caped Crusader and the future of the DCEU.
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.