This intriguing art exemplifies why Jon Hamm would be the perfect replacement for Ben Affleck as Batman.
Earlier this week, DC Extended Universe fan finally received the sad news that Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck’s time as the Caped Crusader is over. This means that Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie will feature a new actor in the cape and cowl. Since the new actor has yet to be announced, DCEU fans have taken to social media to show off their impressive art depicting who should play the iconic vigilante on the big screen next.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm has been a fan-favorite choice to play both Batman and Superman since as early as when Man of Steel was still casting its Superman. An awesome new piece of fan art has popped up on Instagram that features Jon Hamm as the new Dark Knight for the DCEU and it makes a very compelling case for why the actor is perfect for the role. Check out the awesome fan art in the post below.
Despite the large amount of comic book movies that have been produced over the past ten years, Jon Hamm has yet to star in one. If Warner Bros. and DC wanted to reboot the character on the big screen, the actor has proved that he can bring quite a bit to the role with his incredible performance on the long-running AMC series Mad Men. That being said, if Warner Bros. and DC instead wanted Hamm to simply play the same Bruce Wayne played by Ben Affleck, he still has the ability to play that older, mature Caped Crusader for the DCEU.
This year, fans will also see a new Joker join the DCEU. Jared Leto originally played the Clown Prince of Crime in 2016’s Suicide Squad but now Joaquin Phoenix will be playing the role in the period-piece origin story simply titled Joker, set for release this October. Although Leto has yet to be officially relieved of his Joker role, he will be playing a new comic book villain in the upcoming Morbius; the living-vampire movie for Sony.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the DCEU’s new Dark Knight and Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated Batman movie as soon as more information becomes available. What’s your opinion on this impressive art piece featuring the new Dark Knight? Do you think Jon Hamm would be a good replacement for Ben Affleck in the DCEU? Let us know your thoughts and concerns in the comment section 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.