There have been tons of online rumors over the last year that swear up and down that Ben Affleck is out as Batman.
In a recent interview, Ezra Miller, who is currently The Flash, spoke about how unreliable these types of online rumors actually are.
So it looks like, at least for now, that Affleck is still in as Batman.
This is fine with us. He may not be the best, but he definitely isn’t the worst, either. However, The Digital Worm got to thinking, as we typically do. Who would we like to see as the next Batman? So happy you asked. Here’s our top 5 list.
5. Jon Hamm
When it comes actors playing Batman, there are two types of actors in our opinion. You have the actor who is perfect for the hero and on the other hand, you have the actor who is perfect for Bruce Wayne. Jon Hamm is perfect for Bruce Wayne. He has that billionaire swagger.
He is also an accomplished actor, winning multiple awards for his portrayal of Don Draper in Mad Men. But is this enough to don the mantle of The Caped Crusader? No. The reason he is on the list is he is capable of Bruce Wayne swagger. But he has been in action movies before, such as 2016’s Keeping Up with the Joneses and 2017’s Baby Driver. He may not be ideal for the role, but neither was Ben Affleck, and he did just fine.
4. Idris Elba
Idris Elba was recently named The Sexiest Man Alive by People.
We think it’s time for a non-caucasian man to have a crack at this role. And who can do it better than Idris? He’s one of the most talented actors in the world. He has the swagger and handsomeness that Bruce Wayne needs to have, but he also has a certain level of intensity that ever actor needs if they’re going to play Batman.
He’s no stranger to action movies or superhero films, having a small role as Heimdall in the MCU, among others.
3. Ed Norton
Ed Norton is no stranger to super intense roles in both drama and action movies. From a disturbed schizophrenic in Primal Fear to the unforgettable role of Derek in American History X, and we have to mention Fight Club as well. He is also no stranger to superhero movies, as he played Bruce Banner in 2008’s The Hulk.
Ed has been out of the game lately. His appearances have been few and far between. He’s focused on family life and doing more producing than acting. While he’s on the top 5 list, the chances of Norton every playing Batman is probably pretty slim.
2. Michael Pena
Michael Pena is one of the hottest actors around right now. According to IMDB, he has 23 acting credits from 2015-2018. Clearly, he’s at the peak of his career. He’s had a small role in the MCU.
Now, he’s the star of the latest season of Netflix’s Narcos. Once known for being comedic relief, he has taken on more intense and serious roles and performed well in our opinion. We think he would be perfect for the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman, provided our number one pick isn’t available.
1. Dominic Cooper
My, oh my. Until Dominic Cooper took the job in Preacher, we had no idea just how good of an actor this guy really is.
But now we do. He has everything we could ever ask for in the next Batman. He’s got the swagger, he’s got the hair, the face, the credibility as an actor and the intense role of this graphic novel-turned- AMC show shows that he can be a superhero and be dark and gritty at the same time.
This is our number one pick and we don’t think anyone else is as right for the role as Dominic Cooper.
What do you guys think? Who is your top choice for the next Batman when it comes time to eventually cast the character? Let us know in the comments below.
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