With Ben Affleck Out As Batman, Is Henry Cavill Officially Done As Superman?

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Yesterday, Ben Affleck officially announced he will not return as the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and the confirmation has fans wondering if this means rumors of Henry Cavill retiring from the Superman role will also prove to be true.

Rumors of Ben Affleck retiring from the Batman role persisted for over a year after the Academy Award-winning writer of Good Will Hunting and producer of Argo stepped away from the director’s chair for the Caped Crusader’s first solo film in the DC Extended Universe. Last night, Affleck finally confirmed he will not return as the Dark Knight in a Tweet expressing his excitement for Matt Reeves’ upcoming film and while many fans were disappointed to learn the actor will not continue playing the Caped Crusader, others turned their attention to the rumors on Henry Cavill’s future as Superman.

After making his debut as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Henry Cavill reprised the role in Batman v Superman and most-recently portrayed the character in Justice League. While Cavill expressed an interest in returning for a second solo Superman film, his future as the character has been in doubt following reports on his manager and Warner Bros. being in heated contract negotiations. Rumors of his exit were fueled when Henry Cavill signed on the portray Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s adaption of The Witcher. While some were holding out hope that Henry Cavill would reprise his role as Superman in another DC project, the fact that the rumors of Ben Affleck relinquishing the Dark Knight role turned out to be true has fans concerned that an official announcement on Henry Cavill leaving the Superman role behind is inevitable.

Do you think Henry Cavill is out as Superman or is there still hope he can return as the Man of Steel? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

The Witcher is currently filming and stars Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Johdi May, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, and Millie Brady. The eight-episode series will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Henry Cavill’s future as Superman and more details on the DC Extended Universe.

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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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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