Total Nerd Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?  

Tucker DeSaulnier
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List Rules Vote up the actors you'd most like to see play the Dark Knight in future DC movies.

Who can play Batman? Lots of actors can play Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, and a whole bunch have actually done so, from Adam West on through Michael "Big Mike" Keaton, Christian "Newsies" Bale, and even Ben "Beantown Bad Boy" Affleck. Speaking of Affleck, he's one of the only things people liked about Batman v. Superman, but after he dodged directorial duties on The Batman, there are rumors that's eager to put the Batcave in his rearview mirror.

If Batfleck does indeed wiggle his way out of whatever ironclad contract he signed, who would you want to see starring as Batman? Really, any handsome dude with a strong chin can fill out the cowl. So it's really about what kind of Batman you want to see: a demon-voiced brooder like Bale's Bruce Wayne, a punch-drunk egomaniac like the Lego version brought to aural life by Will Arnett, or maybe even a flippant playboy like George Clooney's quippy and nipply crimefighter?

Obviously nobody can hold a candle to Kevin Conroy, but vote up the actors you'd most like to see respond to the Batsignal.

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Lignod added Theo James

The Best Batman Storylines of All Time The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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198 109
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Supernatural, Magic City, Extreme

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Idris Elba The Wire, Luther, The Big C

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Jon Hamm Mad Men, A Young Doctor's Notebook, The Division

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Michael Fassbender Band of Brothers, Hex, The Devil's Whore

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Keanu Reeves The Tracey Ullman Show, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, Easy to Assemble

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Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
freshmanavenger added Karl Urban Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
James McAvoy Band of Brothers, Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Josh Brolin The Young Riders, Into the West, Mister Sterling

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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
N13Smash added Chris Pine

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dark Shadows

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
willhunt added Tom Hardy Band of Brothers, The Virgin Queen, Gideon's Daughter

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Scott Adkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Scott Adkins EastEnders, Holby City, Mile High

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Timothy Olyphant Justified, Deadwood, Damages

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Kyle Chandler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Kyle Chandler Friday Night Lights, Early Edition, Tour of Duty

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Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

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Sam Claflin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Sam Claflin The Pillars of the Earth, Any Human Heart, White Heat

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Gerard Butler Attila, The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star

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Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Clive Owen The Knick, Hemingway & Gellhorn, The Hire

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Ryan Gosling Young Hercules, Road to Avonlea, Breaker High

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Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
MartinAustin added Matthew Fox Lost, Party of Five, Haunted

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Dominic Cooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Dominic Cooper Sense and Sensibility, The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells, Horne & Corden

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Verne Troyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
ArkhamRoyalty added Verne Troyer The Surreal Life, Shasta McNasty, Masked Rider

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Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Tyler Hoechlin Teen Wolf, 7th Heaven

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Jon Bernthal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Jon Bernthal The Walking Dead, Eastwick, The Class

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Mahershala Ali is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Mahershala Ali The 4400, Alphas, Crossing Jordan

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Bill J. Lugaila added Matt Damon 30 Rock, Push, Nevada

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Steven Yeun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Wesley Imlay added Steven Yeun The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra

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Dan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Dan Stevens Downton Abbey

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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Dominic West The Wire, The Affair, The Hour

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Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Casey Affleck The Kennedys of Massachusetts

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Will Arnett Arrested Development, Up All Night, The Millers

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Joel Edgerton The Secret Life of Us, Wildside, Dangerous

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Cheyenne Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
LoriLeeSpillman added Cheyenne Jackson Mockingbird Lane, Family Practice