It Seems Like A Replacement For The Next Batman Could Have Been Found
Who doesn’t love Batman? This mysterious anti-hero has been portrayed on the big screen many times, and each of them has been remarkable for different reasons. The latest actor who had the pleasure of playing the Dark Knight was Ben Affleck, but since his renounce, Robert Pattinson has been seen as the possible next Batman.
THERE IS A BIG PRESSURE ON BEING THE NEW BATMAN
Playing Batman must be contemplated as one of the biggest honors an actor can have, and one of the most remembered has been Christian Bale, who was part of Nolan’s trilogy. This actor completely owned the role and made three movies that are considered the best from all the Batman’s filmography. Of course, after Bale’s job many fans didn’t want any other actor to portray the hero, but we all know that’s impossible since stop creating Batman movies would mean a significant loss for the industry.
Nolan’s trilogy was enough for Christian Bale, so producers had to look for a solution and they considered that Ben Affleck was the best option they could find for the Batman they wanted to take to the big screen. Of course, many opinions came out. Some said that it was the worst idea ever, and others were pretty excited and even gave a new nickname to the actor: ‘Batfleck’.
However, things didn’t go as expected, and suddenly the new Batman felt like a big disappointment for many fans, even for those who had reasonable expectations. ‘Batfleck’ was a different Batman to the one people were used to see. This new Batman was tired of being a good person, and it was a lot darker, completely opposite to Bale’s Batman, and despite it was a new point of perspective, the movies with Batfleck received tons of negative critics.
And it seems like Ben Affleck just doesn’t get along with this type of movies because the American actor had the lowest point in his acting career with, surprisingly, a superhero. For the ones that do not remember, he played a blind lawyer that fights crime in the courtroom and on the streets of NY as Daredevil in 2003. Then, he tried to revamp himself when he decided to take up the mantle of the bat in ‘Batman vs. Superman’. He also appeared as the Dark Knight in ‘Suicide Squad’ in the same year.
BEN AFFLECK GOT TIRED OF BATMAN
Unfortunately, it was not a secret that Ben had not been enjoying his time in the Batman costume like anyone should, unlike his ‘Justice League’ mates Ezra Miller and Gal Gadot. Furthermore, the complicated production of the film took a toll on all the actors. Zack Snyder had to step down as director during the filming to a family situation, and Joss Whedon took the reins, demanding more reshoots.
It is pretty clear that DCEU hasn’t had the best luck of all regarding the production of their films, but many consider that ‘Justice League’ and ‘Batman vs. Superman’ were worse than everything they could have imagined. Finally, Ben Affleck got tired of all the pressure and bad critics and decided it was time to let Batman go. Now, it exists a considerable probability that there could be a new Batman, but who could be?
WHO COULD BE THE NEW BATMAN?
Robert Pattinson has been one of the most mentioned names these last days, and it seems that this possibility is exciting many people. If you don’t know who is he, you might remember him for his role as Cedric Diggory in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, or even better, for his role as Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ Saga. Of course, many people despise him for his days as a vampire, but if we forget that, he wouldn't be that terrible of choice.
Actually, it is pretty common to see the fans criticizing the decisions the producers make when choosing a particular actor, and later they will end up loving it. That’s what happened when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker for ‘The Dark Knight’ movie, and everyone was impressed after seeing the great job he did portraying the famous villain.
PATTINSON IS NOT THE ONLY POSSIBLE OPTION
The artist Bosslogic even created a fanmade poster where Pattinson can be seen as Batman, and after that, people are considering him even more. In this poster, Pattinson looks a bit traumatized and retracted, two main traits that this character has. The poster caused a big stir among Instagram users, and also had thousands of likes.
However, Robert Pattinson hasn’t been the only name mentioned these last days, as many other actors like Jon Hamm and Armie Hammer have been proposed for the same role. The second one seems to be one of the strongest options. He has appeared in many famous movies like ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ and many others.
JON SNOW AS BATMAN?
Also, he has received several awards for his performances, and he is tall enough to suit the role of the Dark Knight. Armie seems to be perfect in theory, but Kit Harington, known for his role as Jon Snow in ‘Game of Thrones,’ was strongly recommended for the public too. However, many reject this possibility since the actor’s height is 1.73cm, and Bruce Wayne is a tall character.
However, any of these options seem to be a suitable replacement for ‘Batfleck,’ since one of the most popular complains from the public was that the Batman played by Ben was too old, and all the proposed actors are young and in-shape men.
Hollywood is always full of gossips so it wouldn’t be weird to hear about another actor as a possible replacement just in a few days. Who do you think it would be a good Batman? Tell us more in the comments section and don’t forget to share this news with your friends. Stay tuned for more curious content!