We have worlds colliding and this is not a drill! A new image shows us how Robert Downey Jr may look like as Ben Affleck’s Batman in the DCEU.
It may not come as a surprise, but Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark are very similar characters for DC and Marvel. They both are geniuses, they have a lot of money, they have power suits and they’re also leading a team of superheroes. Well, digital artist, Bosslogic noticed that and created this sweet fan art depicting Robert Downey Jr as Ben Affleck’s Batman for the DCEU. Check it out below!
On one hand, since Ben Affleck left the DCEU some weeks ago, the internet has been actively fan casting the next Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ 2021 film The Batman. It’s safe to say that Ben Affleck has been one of the most beloved iterations of the Caped Crusader, even after the cast announcement for Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice was heavily criticized. Ben Affleck’s interpretation of an old and rugged Batman stuck with fans and critics alike, making it a true challenge for the next actor to play Bruce Wayne. Ben Affleck didn’t fit with Matt Reeves’ The Batman simply because the director wanted a younger version of the Caped Crusader.
On the other hand, last time we saw Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark was during Avengers: Infinity War. Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man was sorely defeated by Thanos on his home planet, Titan, and was left with Nebula to rot after most of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange vanished in front of them due to Thanos acquiring all six Infinity Stones. According to the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark is drifting around in the universe waiting for a miracle to save him. It’s not clear whether Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark will survive the events of Avengers: Endgame, but it’s not feasible that Matt Reeves would be interested in him to play the next Batman due to the fact that he needs a young actor for the role.
How do you think Robert Downey Jr looks replacing Ben Affleck as Batman in the DCEU? Sound off in the comment section down below!
Here’s the synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars 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.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in 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.