Total Nerd Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?  

Tucker DeSaulnier
15.5k votes 2.3k voters 10.3k views 41 items

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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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Mad Men, A Young Doctor's Notebook, The Division

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Supernatural, Magic City, Extreme

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

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Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
freshmanavenger added Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

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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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Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Wire, Luther, The Big C

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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
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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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Luke Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
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Immortals, Dracula Untold, The Shaw of Fast and Furious

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Kyle Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Friday Night Lights, Early Edition, Tour of Duty

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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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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Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
AndThenThere'sme added Supernatural, Smallville, Dawson's Creek

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Justified, Deadwood, Damages

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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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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Band of Brothers, Shameless, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

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

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Verne Troyer is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Teen Wolf, 7th Heaven

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Richard Madden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
Foteini Papadimou added Game of Thrones, Hope Springs, Birdsong

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Jon Bernthal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?
The Walking Dead, Eastwick, The Class