See Batman frontrunner Robert Pattinson replace Ben Affleck in a tactical Batsuit reminiscent of Justice League in this new image.
Warner Bros. and DC have kept many details about the upcoming Matt Reeves Batman movie under wraps, but Twilight star Robert Pattinson is first in line to become the next Batman. The internet has been going crazy with the news, with plenty of fan art popping up. The fans have envisioned what Robert Pattinson would look like in the cowl, but this image shows us how Robert Pattinson would look in a Batsuit similar to Ben Affleck’s tactical batsuit from Justice League. Here’s a look at Robert Pattinson both in and out of the cowl:
With positive reactions also come negative ones. Some fans are not into the idea of Robert Pattinson dawning the cape and cowl. Those that are unfamiliar with Robert Pattinson’s roles after Twilight have already started not just one, but several different petitions against the casting. Change.org has multiple postings pushing to not cast Robert Pattinson. One suggests that instead of Robert Pattinson, Armie Hammer should be the next Batman. One petition even states that Robert Pattinson “would be the worst casting ever for the dark knight.”
Many fans wanted to see Ben Affleck continue his portrayal of Batman. Initial reactions to Ben Affleck’s Batman casting, also known as ‘Batfleck,’ were negative but since then he’s garnered some positive remarks for his time in the DCEU. Warner Bros. and DC agreed that Batman needed a reboot with a younger start for the character so Ben Affleck’s older, weathered Batman was left behind.
What do you think of Robert Pattinson in the tactical suit? Are you happy with the casting choice? If not, who would you rather see play Batman? Let us know down in the comments!
Warner Bros. and DC Films are also developing The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues with a standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime on October 4, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984on June 5, 2020.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Matt Reeves’ The Batman, whether if Robert Pattinson’s will be cast as Ben Affleck’s replacement as the Caped Crusader and the future of the DCEU.
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.