New fan art shows what Avengers: Endgame star Chris Evans could look like as Ben Affleck’s replacement for the role of Batman.
Batman is easily one of the most iconic comic book characters in history. Thanks to the major boom in comic book movies over the course of the last decade, many other comic book icons have grown to become pop culture phenomenons today. One of these characters is the Marvel Cinematic Universe hero Captain America, currently played by Chris Evans on the big screen.
A new piece of artwork from a very talented comic book fan named John Regan gives fans a glimpse at what Chris Evans could look like if he took over the role of Batman from Justice League star Ben Affleck. Be sure to head on over to John Regan’s Twitter page to see even more fantastic Batman fan art. Check out the awesome artwork featuring the Avengers star in the Reddit post below.
So far, the identities of who will live and who will die in Avengers: Endgame remain a mystery. That being said, many fans think Captain America will be one of the heroes to die because Chris Evans has gone out of his way over the last year to publicly say goodbye to the character and express his passion for pursuing a career as a director.
That would make it unlikely for Chris Evans to take over the Batman role from Ben Affleck, but The Avengers: Endgame star did recently admit that Batman was once his favorite superhero. Earlier this year, Ben Affleck announced that he would be leaving the role of Batman in the DCEU. Ben Affleck played Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, as well as in the 2017 team-up film Justice League.
At one point, Ben Affleck was set to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. but in 2017, he stepped down from the writing/directing position on the film. Since then, Matt Reeves has taken over creative duties on film and now that Ben Affleck will no longer play the titular role either, Matt Reeves will have to recruit a new actor to bring the hero to life.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding who will replace Ben Affleck as Batman and the future of the MCU’s Captain America as soon as more information becomes available. Are you a fan of Chris Evans replacing Ben Affleck as Batman? If not him, then who would you like to see Ben Affleck pass the cape and cowl down to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
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.