Scott Adkins dons Ben Affleck’s former cape and cowl in this impressive fan-made image for Matt Reeves’ upcoming DCEU Batman film.
Since Ben Affleck announced that he would be hanging up the mantle as the Dark Knight in the DC Extended Universe, fans have been mourning his short-lived stunt as the Caped Crusader, but also simultaneously trying to figure out which actor is the perfect fit to replace him as the Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming untitled solo film starring the character. One of the most exciting fan-casting decisions that has gone around is actor and stuntman Scott Adkins, who recently shared an audition tape of himself trying out for the role of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the 2016 DCEU film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Scott Adkins has an impressive resume of action films and not only that, he has the perfect look for a hardened, dark character like the DCEU’s Caped Crusader. A talented artist by the name of Mbatshi Razor Kebaatlhotse recently sent us this impressive piece of art depicting Scott Adkins as the Dark Knight and it only makes the casting seem even more perfect. Fans can check out the image below to get hyped for the next big-screen incarnation of the Dark Knight!
Scott Adkins’ name has been mentioned by fans for a number of superhero and supervillain roles due to his incredible talent, as showcased in many of his action movies including 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, 2012’s The Expendables 2, and the maligned 2009 X-Men prequel film, X-Men: Origins: Wolverine, where the actor starred as the infamous Weapon X character, who was formerly known as Deadpool alter ego Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who eventually went on to headline his own R-rated franchise.
Given the reception of X-Men: Origins: Wolverine and the Weapon X character in particular, Scott Adkins is due for a good comic book redemption, just like actors such as Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender, both of which starred in the comic book adaption that was less than well-received, 2010’s Jonah Hex, a DC film that eventually led to both actors earning incredibly iconic characters and performances in separate Marvel films.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Batman in the DCEU as soon as more information becomes available. What’s your opinion on the awesome art piece? Do you think Scott Adkins would make a great Batman or is there another actor better suited for the iconic role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments 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.