Like Superman or any comic character who has had a variety of actors and castings, Batman is a difficult maze to navigate. With Matt Reeves’ The Batman telling the story of a younger Bruce Wayne before he becomes Ben Affleck, the hunt is on for an actor to become the Dark Knight years before the events of Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel. While many names including Robert Pattinson have floated around, it seems that some can be officially taken out of contention.
On a new episode of his show, “The Fanboy,” Revenge of the Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario Robles discussed some of the names in contention to take on the mantle of a young Bruce Wayne in the movie. While listing those names, though, he then revealed that some of them could officially be taken out of the running. Here’s who is in the running so far: Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, Noah Centineo, Jack O’Connell, Kit Harrington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard Madden, Robert Pattinson, and Armie Hammer.
But who is out of the running, though? That would include Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, and Noah Centineo. You can watch Mario Robles discuss the casting for Matt Reeves’ DC film in the video below starting at the 50:00 mark.
Now you, me, or any site out there can do all the speculating and fan-casting that you’d like, but at the end of the day, the decision for who will take on the role of a young Bruce Wayne in the movie will come down to Warner Bros and director Matt Reeves. You can’t exactly go back in time and pick up Ben Affleck during his Dazed and Confused days, after all. So until there’s official word, this is apparently who we know is out of the running.
So what are your thoughts on those names now being out of contention? Who would you want to see don the cowl in the movie?Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is currently slated to be released on June 25, 2021.
Source: Revenge of the Fans
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.