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10 Actors To Play The Batman If Matt Reeves Goes Younger

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:41

Earlier saw it reported that apparently the Matt Reeves The Batman movie will be set outside of the DCEU and a standalone movie, which may mean that Ben Affleck will not be a part of the film.

Yesterday also saw it announced that a Joker origins movie is in the works not a part of the DCEU, which may feature a younger actor as the Clown Prince of Crime.

It's possible that assuming Matt Reeves is going with a movie set outside the DCEU, that he might be using a different actor, possibly younger as well.

Here is a list of ten possible actors that could play Batman, with the first five being in their younger 30s and the second five actually being actors I was told were up to play Batman along with Ben Affleck.

Ryan Guzman (29 years old)

Ryan Guzman is known for Ashbury Park, Notorious, Heroes Reborn, Step Up Revolution, The Boy Next Door and Everybody Wants Some. Bonus: Guzman also does MMA and is an apparent fan of Batman.


Happy Sunday. Sincerely, Batman

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Richard Madden (31 years old)

Richard Madden is of course known for playing Robb Stark on Game of Thrones and is also known for Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella. Madden is a Scottish actor that just might be able to pull off a younger Bruce Wayne.


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Nicholas Hoult (27 years old)

If Chris Evans can do it, why can't Nicholas Hoult be featured in more than one comic book movie franchise? Nicholas Hoult plays Hank McCoy, aka Beast, for the Fox Studios X-Men movies. He might be not be a bad idea for a Dark Knight? Dude definitely has the acting chops.


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Jeremy Irvine (27 years old)

Jeremy Irvine is an English actor known for War Horse, Fallen and the Life Bites TV series. He has a bit of a baby face, so if Matt Reeves is looking to go for a really younger-looking Batman, Jeremy Irvine might be the way to go. Maybe get him to follow Henry Cavill's workout?

Hunter Parrish (30 years old)

Hunter Parrish is known for starring in Weeds, The Following, The Good Wife and has an in with DC as he provided the voice of Wally West The Flash for Batman: Brave and the Bold


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Tyler Hoechlin (29 years old)

Back in 2013 I was told Tyler Hoechlin was up to play Batman if they were going to go with a younger Batman in his second year of being a hero. I was also told he screen tested with Henry Cavill. Tyler Hoechlin has been cast as Superman for the Supergirl TV series, so his chances might be slim. Still, he would have made a sweet Batman.

Wes Bentley (38 years old)

I was actually told this was Christopher Nolan's choice to play the new Batman prior to Ben Affleck joining the DCEU. Christopher Nolan cast Wes Bentley in Interstellar, and Bentley is also known for American Horror Story and The Hunger Games.

Jake Gyllenhaal (36 years old)

Jake Gyllenaal was actually up to play Batman for Christopher Nolan, but obviously the role went to Christian Bale. According to reports, David S. Goyer is a big fan of Jake Gyllenhaal.

Luke Evans (38 years old)

Luke Evans actually co-starred alongside Henry Cavill in Immortals, and played a Batman-type character recently with Vlad in Dracula Untold

Scott Adkins (41 years old )

Scott Adkins has been rumored for Batman in the past and is known for being an excellent stunt choreographer and fighter. He definitely has the look down.

Have any favorites to play Batman that I am missing? Comment below!