Batman actor Ben Affleck isn’t holding back about his feelings regarding that controversial back tattoo.
Ben Affleck’s latest film Triple Frontier landed on Netflix earlier this week and it features the former Batman actor amongst an iconic cast of stars that includes Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac and Wonder Woman 1984‘s Pedro Pascal. While doing a recent interview with Ellen Degeneres, Ben Affleck opened up about his controversial back tattoo.
During the interview, Ellen made a joke about the actor’s Phoenix tattoo, which covers nearly his entire back. Although Ben Affleck was a good sport about the joke, he did have a very honest response to those who aren’t fans of it. This what the Batman v Superman star had to say about the tattoo.
“I was about to say it represents something really important to me, but we’ll skip that.”
The actor then continued with the story and elaborated on why it’s so important to him.
“It’s meaningful to me. I like it… The sentiment ran against, but I love it. Luckily, I’m the one who has it.”
The Dark Knight is getting his own solo movie from director Matt Reeves but before then, his archnemesis the Joker will be getting a solo movie of his own. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker opens in theaters this October.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the DC Extended Universe as soon as more information becomes available. How do you feel about Ben Affleck leaving the iconic role of DC’s Dark Knight? Which appearance of his in the DCEU, of which there have been three, is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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.