Ben Affleck is out as Batman and the hunt is on to find Hollywood’s next Caped Crusader.
DC fans have been fantasy casting their top choices for the role, although they’ve not always jived with the fact Matt Reeves is looking for a younger Batman. Check out our list of folks that fit the bill and areour top choices to consider for the character to play the character in The Batman, and beyond.
What’s not to love about Michael Fassbender as Batman? He’s no stranger to superhero films, he gains solid award show recognition (although not many wins), and that jawline would be the perfect accent to Batman’s cowl. Plus the last time we handed off the character to a foreign actor, he knocked it out of the park. Fassbender’s resume shows he could do the same, if given the opportunity to suit up.
Availability could be a bit of an issue, of course, as Fassbender is an actor who has tried to stay busy over the last handful of years. This includes his commitment as Magneto in the X-Men franchise, which could keep him away from other potential long-term commitments like Batman. That’s not to say he couldn’t do both, but with as in demand as he is in Hollywood, he may want to keep his schedule free to entertain other options.
Look up a picture of Batman in the dictionary, and you probably won’t find one because dictionaries usually don’t have pictures. Regardless, Wes Bentley has that Bruce Wayne look, especially when looking at animated versions of the character in DC comics. Bentley’s been more of a TV actor in the past couple of years, but he’s still kicking around silver screen territory with a recent appearance in Mission Impossible – Fallout and the upcoming feature The Best Of Enemies.
Bentley has said in the past he would’ve been interested in playing Batman (via Screen Rant), but not anymore. In his words back in 2016, DC and Marvel were starting to “scrape the bottom of the barrel” when it came to heroes. Perhaps his opinion has changed, although one would think he’d start putting the word out otherwise if he were interested. If he is, perhaps he can get Interstellar director Christopher Nolan to put in a good word for him?
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