The internet has been on fire recently because Christian Bale said that he won't reprise his role as Batman in any future films for Warner Bros. such as Justice League. That kind of news makes me punch the Internet in the face. Why you ask? Because Bale has been saying the same thing since before The Dark Knight Rises was even released, so I'm not sure why this is all of a sudden big news? It's not, and I think the Internet movie fan audience is smarter than than that. It didn't stop a bunch of movie blogs from posting the news, though.
Sorry for the rant, I just thought that was all kind of ridiculous. So since we already knew that Bale wouldn't be playing Batman anymore, who should take his place as the Dark Knight? There are a ton of actors out there that could pull it off, but who do you think would be the best at it?
In discussing this with some of our writers, Jon Hamm was mentioned as being a "good older Batman. One who is more of a leader, more of a detective, really contemplative in his actions." It was also brought up that he would make a "good not do anything Batman, which is basically Justice League Batman." I could see Hamm in the role, but let's face it, the studio is going to go younger.
Other actors mentioned include Karl Urban, who could use his Judge Dredd voice, Josh Halloway from LOST, Matt Bomer from White Collar, Anson Mount from Hell on Wheels, Sam Witwer from Being Human, Matthew Fox from LOST, and of course Ryan Gosling had to be mentioned, as well as Armie Hammer, who was going to play the character in George Miller's cancelled production back in 2007.
Those are just some of our picks. Do any of them stick out to you as being the next Batman, or do you have your own choices you'd like to share? If so, we'd love to hear them!