15 Actors For Batman Vs Superman

Batman, and Lex - we cast the key roles in Man Of Steel 2...

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    • GFoley83

      Jul 25th 2013, 6:17

      Fassbender for Batman.

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    • Jimolikachin

      Jul 25th 2013, 6:43

      Karl Urban as Batman +Bryan Cranston - Lex Luthor = Win

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    • secondface

      Jul 25th 2013, 8:19

      Richard Madden is Scottish......which probably means he's half decent at accents.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Jul 25th 2013, 9:06

      Is it too late for Wentworth Miller to be Batman? I would kill to have Matt Damon as Lex Luthor.

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    • BrotherDalek

      Jul 25th 2013, 10:14

      Michael Rosenbaum for Lex Luthor ... He was great in Smallville

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    • JoseyWales

      Jul 25th 2013, 10:26

      None of the above, including Fassbender (who I love but isn't right for batman). Mads would be a good choice for Lex.

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    • smellyhands

      Jul 25th 2013, 12:03

      Title should read: 15 Directors for Batman Vs Superman as Snyder is an awful director and these actors could do a much better job.

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    • rufus26

      Jul 25th 2013, 12:21

      If they want to go for an almost complete unknown and not on the list above, id say antony starr. Watched a tv series called banshee and thought hed be a good batman from that. Knows his way round a choreographed fist fight!

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    • AWhittle127

      Jul 25th 2013, 12:34

      Billy Zane for Lex Luthor! How was he not mentioned?!

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    • McSerious

      Jul 25th 2013, 12:36

      Karl Urban or Joel Edgerton for Batman.

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    • weeboontang

      Jul 25th 2013, 12:59

      This is not really a 'who is more suitable to play Batman' article, but more of a 'who has a higher potential to be recruited to play Batman' article. Nevertheless, TotalFilm makes a few valid points that I'm supporting. Batman: Josh Brolin - An older Batman makes sense, since the Batman in the Man of Steel universe is based off (kind of, sort of) "The Dark Knight Returns" Batman. Bale's Wayne was 37, so it'd actually be appropriate for audiences to see Bruce grow after the three years gap between Rises and MoS2. 45 is a good age for me. Also, his rough voice means that we might get a throwback to the TAS Batman. It's just rough enough to be badass, but let's not amp that up into the throat-cancer Bale voice. Karl Urban - Put a contract in front of this man right now. TotalFilm is right about this one. I loved him as Dredd. If anything, he'd give Batman a more suitable tone (more so than Bale) as Keaton did when he played Batman back then. In other words, it's a 'style over substance' deal here with Karl, but we won't necessary need to disregard substance if the script is good... Jeffrey Dean Morgan - He nailed the Comedian. But could he play Batman and give him the cynical tone that's much more different than the satirical Comedian? It's a tough choice between Jeffrey and Josh. I prefer Josh's voice, but I love Jeffrey's acting. Armie Hammer - Really, Hammer? You are comparing The Dark Knight with Marvel's string of mediocre movies (before Avengers)? Wow. Yeah, I'll drop you just as easily just for your poor choice. And this is coming from a Marvel fan. Christian Bale - Impossible. Not even in the most imaginable universe could you get him to come out of retirement... Oh wait, Bruce did come out of retirement, huh...? Hm, this could be a good marketing. Both the actor and the character come out of retirement... Bale might consider this just for the artistic values this move might bring. Lex Luthor: Benedict Cumberbatch - That's the most suitable guy I feel appropriate to play Luthor, a charming yet menacing villain. This is really a gut feeling, though, and nothing much else to go on with it, seeing as how I didn't watch Into Darkness or Sherlock... Leonardo DiCaprio - Didn't watch Django Unchained (yes, I know, I suck), but I trust DiCaprio to really take his characters seriously. I could actually see a charming Leo strutting out all that fierce corporate temper. Like I said, Leo is one of those actors like Russell Crowe who actually puts his own input into what the character should be like in the movie. That's actually it for Luthor for me... I'm not really that familiar with Luthor (or Superman) in the comics, to be honest. Like I said, a Marvel fan I am.

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    • weeboontang

      Jul 25th 2013, 13:00

      Ah c**p... this comment section doesn't use paragraphing.

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    • ericwillard

      Jul 25th 2013, 13:09

      Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Lose the double chin and lots of body fat. But, if you are doing the older Batman and Superman when Clark went rogue, he could do it.

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    • matthewparker

      Jul 25th 2013, 13:11

      After The Dark Knight Rises I assumed Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to be the next Batman. Was I missing something?

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    • QuietLife

      Jul 25th 2013, 13:29

      Steven Seagal as Batman. Shia Labeauf as Lex. Done. Make cheques payable to QL please Mr Nolan.

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    • mistahj92

      Jul 25th 2013, 14:24

      John Hamm as Batman, I don't think so but i've always said he should have had Aaron Eckhart's role as ''Two Face'' In TDK. Maybe he could portray Harvey Dent one day, i live in hope. If Josh Brolin was alittle younger he would have been a great Batman, not sure of many of the other choices though. Also suprised JGL has not been mentioned, but i suppose he could be holding of for the next independent Batman movie. I'm absolutely gutted about Batman being in Man of Steel 2, as Batman lives in reality now and all i can see is Batman's reputation being shafted and being made to look weak and a liability. Batman since the Nolan series has been shot to the top of the pile of Heroes and all i can see is all of that hard work being destroyed and were back to the Joel Schumacher days.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 25th 2013, 14:48

      what about Bruce Wayne as Batman? He's rich.

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    • SteveMcc

      Jul 25th 2013, 15:18

      I don't mind Cumberbatch, but please not a Batman! He doesn't have the chin or imposing physicality, I know the bulk can be gained, but I just don't think it would suit him. He's more the cold calculated Alan Rickman villain. But I also don't think he could pull off the endearing d*******g or playboy character well. I think he could make an amazing Lex though. Madden is an interesting proposal, I think that physicality is a big part of the Batman role and I just wonder wether many of the actors above would achieve a physique that would make you believe he is capable of toppling Superman....Fassbender Batman though!

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    • Ichi1

      Jul 25th 2013, 15:56

      There was no Robin in any Batman movie starring bale...so WTF you talking about? And Brolin is the only actor on your list (besides bale of course), who should put on the cowel. Like you said....he is kind of perfect for it.

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    • julianafulan

      Jul 25th 2013, 16:52

      Fassbender for new Batman...no doubt! He´d be brilliant! The only one I see doing justice to the character and replace Christian Bale with perfection. So what he´s already Magneto? Ryan Reynolds was Deadpool and Green Lantern. James Marsden was Cyclope and Richard White in Supermas Returns. The only problem is Assassins Creed,but if AC started shooting in the middle or after the middle of the year, I think he would be free, because the filming of MOS 2 will likely start in January. Genius(he is a supporting character),Macbeth and Prometheus 2 don´t have release dates or forecast to start filming. It´s a remote possibility but no impossible. Fassbender is the best option so far.

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    • jeffbloomer

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:03

      I remember hearing that Christian Bale was not always the easiest to work with. Karl Urban is an excellent choice for Batman, but someone that wasn't mentioned that I think would be interesting is Michael Cerveris. Also, if you remember, Lex Luthor is a redhead. I'm surprised that they didn't consider Tony Curran.

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    • jeffbloomer

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:10

      Michael Cerveris is one of my suggestions for Lex, not Batman. Should have proofed my post before posting. :)

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    • dokuromu

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:19

      They should consider Gerard Butler for Batman and Eric Bana for Lex Luthor..

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    • tygr316

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:42

      Oh he!! no to Hamm, Hammer, and Gosling(especially this one b/c he has the same personality with every character he plays), or a majority of these guys as Batman....taking on The Mantle of the Bat takes a certain persona that none of these guys can pull off with their type of acting personalities and would be disastrous.....Butler and DiCaprio should also not be considered for Luthor either.......it will take a good bit of searching, but honestly, to fill the shoes of both Batman/Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor, they will need guys who have a certain dynamic to their acting ability......you could see what I am trying to get at with Bale's ability when he played in American Psycho (how during the day he was a banker/stock trader and at night he was maniacal serial killer)...................................and if they go after Channing Tatum, I will burn all my Batman Comics and Toys

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    • TheDarkArrow65

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:43

      Gosling shouldn't be Batman he should be Flash

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    • mellamokeanu

      Jul 25th 2013, 17:48

      Anson Mount. Look him up.

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    • Geoni

      Jul 25th 2013, 18:32

      What a weird list for the Batman with many TOO : Gyllenhaal too flabby , Gosling too BLOND (are you crazy !!?!!!) Brolin and the big impostor Bale too tasteless , Urban too trashy ,Morgan /Armitage and Hamm too OLD . The only one I don't know is Madden but I prefer the Hoechlin idea . As for the rest of the cast I'm tired of seeing Cumberbatch and other Di Caprio monopolize all roles , boring actors .... But Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor , why not ??!

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    • larryfenix

      Jul 25th 2013, 18:41

      Scott Adkins - Batman / Bruce Wayne Billy Zane - Lex Luthor Crispin Glover - The Joker Bryan Cranston - Commisioner Gordon

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    • janetjofre

      Jul 25th 2013, 18:49

      Most of the guys mentioned for the Batman role just don't cut it for me. Fassbender definitely doesn't look the part for this or AC(really why did they pick him?). Out of all I would probably go for Jon Hamm but the guy is too old so the search should keep going.

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    • atwall

      Jul 25th 2013, 18:53

      Russ Russo for Batman - great actor from the indie world, played Batman in a YouTube video that got 1.5 million hits, will be in Ryan Phillippe's directorial debut "Shreveport"

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    • askanison40

      Jul 25th 2013, 20:21

      Fassbender and Karl Urban are out. They are not going to do two high profile roles no matter how much we fans might want them to. That said - I nominate Keanu Reeves.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 25th 2013, 20:41

      Orlando Bloom.. oh wait, thats Bananaman :D

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    • benwoodall

      Jul 25th 2013, 20:42

      Karl Urban/Christian Bale - Batman + Benedict Cumberbatch - Lex Luthor = So much Win!!

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    • jameswade

      Jul 25th 2013, 21:33

      Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor is the only way. I'll be disappointed if anybody else gets it now you've said this.

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    • FrancheskaF

      Jul 25th 2013, 21:45

      Billy Zane as Lex Luthor!!!!

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    • gonzoBen

      Jul 25th 2013, 21:52

      Melothy Gibsonian for Luther AND Wayne/Batman

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    • philipjamesd

      Jul 25th 2013, 21:56

      Wes Bentley is my shout for Batman.He's just been cast in Nolan's Interstellar and has been linked with the role before. It seems like this could be an audition for MOS2. He's the right the age, he's a decent actor and he's got the right look. I will be gutted if Bryan Cranston isn't cast as Lex though. It's too perfect!

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 25th 2013, 22:37

      Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Hamm and Jim Caviezel would be my choices for the new Batman.

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    • smellyhands

      Jul 25th 2013, 22:49

      Samuel L. Jackson as Batman and Dakota Fanning as Lex Luthor.

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    • andrewpaterson

      Jul 25th 2013, 23:03

      A more beefed up Matthew Goode could pull off Batman. Goode has brooding presence and intelligence, and menace. I just can't see Jake Gyllenhaal at all as Batman - he is a good actor but looks naive and youngish, rather than super-intelligent and menacing. Lex Luthor? Any of the candidates would do, it's Batman they really have to get right.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 25th 2013, 23:16

      pull off Batman.. so wrong.. (chuckles)

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 25th 2013, 23:41

      Jake's grown as an actor, he was oustanding in End of Watch. I just have a hard time seeing Batman being British again, Henry is English and the last Bat was Welsh.

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    • davidwhitney

      Jul 25th 2013, 23:49

      How about Spartacus himself Liam McIntyre for Batman.

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    • dokuromu

      Jul 26th 2013, 3:34

      Gerard Butler as Batman!!!!

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    • craigmustdie

      Jul 26th 2013, 4:34

      Yes please to Brolin, I hadn't considered him but as soon as I saw his pic I was reminded of the grizzled old Batman of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns (not as old obviously, but as gnarled and mean). If TDKR is to be a significant influence then I think Brolin is ideal, Batman should be a good decade older than Superman to get the chemistry right.

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    • craigmustdie

      Jul 26th 2013, 4:36

      Not Gyllenhaal though please, he's one of those actors, like Jamie Foxx, who I frequently enjoy in supporting roles but am never remotely excited to see take the lead.

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    • gokukakarot

      Jul 26th 2013, 5:08

      Michael Rosenbaum to play Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2 World's Finest ... poetic justice :D

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    • gokukakarot

      Jul 26th 2013, 5:19

      Smallville's Justin Scott Hartley to play Batman ... why not :P

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    • valerycoplo

      Jul 26th 2013, 9:43

      Christian as Batman if he refuses there are only two options one is already selected that Ryan Gosling but you forgot even a better option Ryan Reynolds!!!! And for Lex without any doubt Benedict Cumberbatch of course

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    • tahirahmad

      Jul 26th 2013, 13:52

      I think WB should be brave with Batman and go with someone who I find has a compelling on screen persona: Tom Hardy. (yes I know he was Bane) Benedict Cumberpatch and Lex would be inspired

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    • MadMatt

      Jul 26th 2013, 16:44

      Jon Hamm obviously is a natural fit for the role, and I don't see why Superman and Batman have to be the same age. However, I think on reflection my choice for Batman would be Brandon Routh. I'm serious!

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    • arlopeznieto

      Jul 26th 2013, 17:11

      Imo the BEST ACTOR for Batman would be KEVIN PORTER. He's already portrayed Batman in some fan-films from "Bat In The Sun" and he's done a great job a really is built like Batman, he really looks the part.

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    • charliegirl01

      Jul 27th 2013, 15:56

      David Boreanaz as Batman and James Marsters as Lex Luthor! How about that chickidees? Got to admit it is pretty darn creative!

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    • DevConn15

      Jul 27th 2013, 17:51

      I think for batman Sullivan stapleton really fits the role and he can deliver but if not him i think wes bentley. Lex is harder but from what matt damon looks like in elysium i think he fits that look. I really dont know why Ryan gosling is in talks with everyone to me he seems to young looking but thats my opinion.

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    • SiMan

      Jul 27th 2013, 18:47

      I do love how there are 50+ comments for this article from film fans voicing their opinions when not a single one of them will count towards the studios decision. What if none of those actors mentioned above have any desire to play that role?

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 27th 2013, 22:49

      Jake was considered for Batman Begins I think he'll be looked at again. Remember Cavil and Adams went up for Superman auditions multiple times.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 28th 2013, 11:17

      Ebeneezer is right, for $50230 if you have a problem and no-one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-team.

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    • brandocervera

      Jul 30th 2013, 12:52

      urban or armitage as batman

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    • mightylove

      Aug 5th 2013, 3:31

      Anson Mount, take a look!! now!!. He has the intensity just by looking at him....

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    • BlueShoes96

      Aug 7th 2013, 12:25

      Karl Urban is the only one right for the role. End of discussion! :)

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