Following the news that Ben Affleck has officially stepped down from playing Batman the hunt begins for the next Caped Crusader. With Matt Reeves writing and directing the 2021 movie The Batman, the rumour mill has already started with who he would like to play the part of the Dark Knight. Although people close to the Reeves camp have reported he is looking for a younger actor nothing has officially been released. The age of the actor who eventually lands the role may give us a clue to the story. A younger actor could provide more flexibility to story development over multiple films but could send us down another origin route. An older actor could easily stay within the existing continuity of the DC extended universe we have seen with Batman V Superman and Justice League. Whoever ends up in the cowl here are a few strong candidates that we believe have what it takes to be the Dark Knight. Armie Hammer After bursting onto the scene in 2010 by playing the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network Armie Hammer’s name has been linked to almost every major role going. Jack Reacher, James Bond, Han Solo and even Batman himself… Read full this story
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