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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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Supernatural, Magic City, Extreme

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Mad Men, A Young Doctor's Notebook, The Division

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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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Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
freshmanavenger added Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Tracey Ullman Show, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, Easy to Assemble

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Band of Brothers, Hex, The Devil's Whore

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Kyle Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Friday Night Lights, Early Edition, Tour of Duty

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Wire, Luther, The Big C

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Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
willhunt added Band of Brothers, The Virgin Queen, Gideon's Daughter

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

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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Band of Brothers, Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

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Luke Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
samriddhikunwar added

Immortals, Dracula Untold, The Shaw of Fast and Furious

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Justified, Deadwood, Damages

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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Young Riders, Into the West, Mister Sterling

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
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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Scott Adkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
EastEnders, Holby City, Mile High

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Verne Troyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
voting closed at #22 ArkhamRoyalty added The Surreal Life, Shasta McNasty, Masked Rider

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Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Teen Wolf, 7th Heaven

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Young Hercules, Road to Avonlea, Breaker High

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Sam Worthington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Damian Gudino added Two Twisted, Love My Way, The Surgeon

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Jon Bernthal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Walking Dead, Eastwick, The Class

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Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Moai added Game of Thrones, Missing, Legends

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Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Knick, Hemingway & Gellhorn, The Hire

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Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
TheWelshGuy added Lost, Party of Five, Haunted

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Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
prikshitgautam added

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Dominic Cooper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Sense and Sensibility, The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells, Horne & Corden

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

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Arrested Development, Up All Night, The Millers

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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Wire, The Affair, The Hour

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Steven Yeun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Wesley Imlay added The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra

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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
samriddhikunwar added Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, HBO First Look -

The best vampire, Good Time

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Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Kennedys of Massachusetts

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Dan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Downton Abbey

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Secret Life of Us, Wildside, Dangerous

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Mahershala Ali is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The 4400, Alphas, Crossing Jordan

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Cheyenne Jackson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
LoriLeeSpillman added Mockingbird Lane, Family Practice