Armie Hammer proves he’d make the perfect replacement for Ben Affleck in future DCEU films as he dons the Batman Rebirth suit in this new image.
Without question, one of the most popular characters in pop culture is Bruce Wayne/Batman. Hollywood started this particular affair with back in the 1960s with Adam West and his goofy interpretation of the Caped Crusader. Years later Tim Burton and Michael Keaton brought a rather gritty and noir Batman to cinemas, somewhat loosely inspired by Frank Miller’s take on the character in the famous The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel. After that, came Val Kilmer, followed by George Clooney with Joel Schumacher’s highly criticized version, which showed a more flashy and lighter take on the Caped Crusader. Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale then elevated the superhero genre with legendary Dark Knight trilogy, with the help of Heath Ledger’s iconic performance as Joker of course. Lastly, Ben Affleck would embody the most comic accurate version of Bruce Wayne in live-action ever for the DC Extended Universe.
After Ben Affleck announced his departure from the role, fans are more eager than ever to know who’s going to pick up the mantle as Batman next for Matt Reeves’ new take on the Caped Crusader. There’s a lot of names and rumors going back and forth, but fans seem to stick by Armie Hammer. Armie Hammer is one of the most frequent actors fans like to imagine as Ben Affleck’s successor, and now, we get to see him in the Batman Rebirth. Check out the image below!
Even though Armie Hammer has denied any link to Matt Reeves’ The Batman at the moment, fans still want him to be the next Bruce Wayne. It’s safe to say that a replacement for Ben Affleck in The Batman won’t be revealed anytime soon, but fans are eager to know more about who the next Bruce Wayne is going to be. Reports say that Reeves may be looking for an actor in his late twenties that can portray a Batman with some experience, so this could rule out any chance for Armie Hammer.
Who would you like to see as the next Bruce Wayne? Do you think Armie Hammer would make for a good replacement? Or would you like to see someone younger than Armie Hammer? Sound off in the comment section down below!
Following Aquaman, which is now playing, the DCEU continues in April with Shazam! on April 5, 2019, which will be 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.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
We’ll let you know as soon as we have new information regarding Matt Reeves standalone film and who Bruce Wayne will finally be, so stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more!
The film releases in theaters June 25, 2021.
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.