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.
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.