It would appear by all accounts that Ben Affleck is parting ways with Warner Bros. and DC Comics following his poor performance as Batman in Justice League. Of course, who could also forget the leaked footage of Affleck harassing a Canadian TV host? That being said, there are a plethora of talented actors out there who could dawn the mask. Here is a list of actors I’d like to see play Batman for the DC Extended Universe.
10. Christian Bale – Bring back the guy who brought Batman into the 21st Century. Why not? He would be great in the role. He already was.
09. Jesse Hutch – He’s already appeared in Arrow and Smallville. He knows the turf and the characters. Let him have a shot at The Dark Knight.
08. Jake Gyllenhaal – He might already have the part and I’m actually okay with that. He’s extremely talented and could pull off the role so well.
07. Stephen Baldwin – One of the saner Baldwin brothers, he’s gotten a bad rap after coming out Conservative, but he could pull off this role.
06. Armie Hammer – Okay, so he played a creepy guy in his last big film. That being said, he almost got the part for the unmade Justice League Mortals film that almost launched the DCEU.
05. Adam Baldwin – He’s got the style and the focus to pull off such an intense character like the Dark Knight.
04. Mike Vogel – After playing the leader of an elite US special-ops team, he’s proved that he could play an action themed character.
03. Alex O’Laughlin – From Hawaii to Gotham City, I think he could bring a certain skill to this role.
02. Karl Urban – He proved he could carry a heavy character with a dark twist in Dredd. He is a fan favorite and many thought he would get the part before Affleck stole it.
01. Brett Dalton – After going from hero to villain (twice) in Agents of SHIELD, he’s definitely got the chops to play a character like Batman on the silver screen.
That is my list. What do you think? Let me know in the comments who you would like to see play The Caped Crusader. While you are at it, check out my list of top 10 actresses to play Batgirl. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.