The impressive fan art features Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington taking the Superman role from Henry Cavill.
Now that Ben Affleck is officially done with the Batman role in the DC Extended Universe, and Henry Cavill’s fate as Superman remains uncertain, fans are already trying to find the best replacement for the role of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel on the big screen. Many fans have pointed to Mad Men star Jon Hamm has been mentioned as a great choice for either roles and now another contender has entered the fan casting ring, Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington.
The exciting image comes from artist Evan Pennock on Instagram. The art uses the Superman costume from the video game Injustice 2 and uses Kit Harrington’s face to create a very different kind of Superman than what fans have seen on the big screen before. Check out the fan art in the post below to see if the Game of Thrones star is the right choice for the role.
Fans have been begging for a Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill ever since the aforementioned first film hit the big screen in 2013. Unfortunately, no sequel has been announced just yet but the actor did make his return in two additional films as the Man of Steel, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League. Henry Cavill hasn’t officially stepped down from the role just yet. That being said, he hasn’t been officially announced to be appearing in any of the upcoming DCEU films including Shazam!, Birds of Prey, Joker, or Matt Reeves’ untitled Batman film. Although his DCEU future is uncertain, Cavill will next be seen in the Netflix series The Witcher.
Kit Harrington will next be seen in the final season of Game of Thrones, which will air on HBO later this year. Although a Game Thrones spin-off is in the works with Naomi Watts, Kit Harrington hasn’t been revealed to be appearing on that show due to its place in the Game of Thrones universe timeline.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the DCEU’s next Superman as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think Kit Harrington would make a good live-action Superman? If not, then who do you think should take the iconic role from actor Henry Cavill? 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.