After all, it’s difficult to imagine Affleck do dark and broody after his performance in “Daredevil.”
The hashtag #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck quickly became popular suggesting both serious and ridiculous suggestions to replace the actor.
Warner Bros. never would have gone with an unknown as Batman. It needed a big A-list actor to take on the role of DC’s most popular superhero.
Regardless, we’ve still put together a list of a few other actors who could definitely play the part.
Have your own casting choices? Add them below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gosling was in the running to don the cape and cowl; however, the 'Drive' actor says he doesn't do sequels.
'The Notebook' aside, not only is he one of the hottest actors out there right now, but he also has equal appeal with women and men. If Ryan Gosling was Bruce Wayne, every girl would have wanted to see that movie.
If you've seen 'Drive' or 'Gangster Squad' Gosling can give a chillingly haunting performance as well. His ability to effortlessly transform from devilish heartthrob to menacing protector won us over.
At 32, he may have been a little too young for the 40-ish Warner Bros. was going for.
The actor was reportedly also up for the role. It's not difficult to see why after his roles in 'True Grit,' 'No Country for Old Men,' and 'Gangster Squad.'
Brolin would have delivered a dark, grittier Wayne to the big screen.
2008's 'Appaloosa' aside, Mortensen never really came back in the spotlight since 'Lord of the Rings' and that's a shame because he had the potential to be a big action star.
At 54 though, his time as the Caped Crusader has probably passed.
We've seen Lincoln go from watchful protector of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC's hit show to manic and blood thirsty survivor.
The husky voice of the British actor would have lent itself effortlessly to Gotham's finest.
The 'Lost' actor was known as a sarcastic, selfish conman with a softer side -- and a knack for dishing out clever nicknames.
Since his time on the ABC hit, Halloway has popped up recently in action films including 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' and 'Paranoia.'
We'd love the monikers Holloway's Batman would come up with for Supes.
The obvious choice to fill the shoes of Batman was the man who last received the rights to the Batcave from Bruce Wayne.
It would have been easy to see JGL fit into the DC universe as Nightwing or a younger Batman Beyond version of the character. However, his character was part of Nolan's Bat universe and the director said his intention was to make his Batman saga a trilogy. Nothing more.
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