Who Will Replace Ben Affleck?


With Ben Affleck’s for some time supposed takeoff from the DCEU finally affirmed, Warner Bros. is presently seeing who can substitute Batfleck for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

The most recent betting odds reveal which Hollywood actors are the top picks to take up the mantle of the Dark Knight.

As indicated by Irish bookmakers Boylesports, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm are the best three contenders for the role.

As the three have been connected to the role as of late, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re beating the list. Nonetheless, a portion of other names on the list are very fascinating and demonstrate a reasonable possibility.

Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan, Westworld’s Ben Barnes and A Quiet Place’s John Krasinski could turn into the Dark Knight. The full list can be found underneath:


7/2 Armie Hammer

11/2 Jake Gyllenhaal

13/2 Jon Hamm

8/1 Michael B. Jordan

8/1 Ben Barnes

9/1 John Krasinski

10/1 Jamie Dornan

16/1 Josh Brolin

16/1 Matthew Goode

16/1 Chris Pratt

16/1 Michael Fassbender

16/1 Chris Pine

18/1 Ryan Gosling

33/1 Leonardo DiCaprio

33/1 Idris Elba

50/1 Keanu Reeves

50/1 Daniel Craig

50/1 Colin Farrell

50/1 Tom Hardy

50/1 Chris Evans

100/1 Cillian Murphy

100/1 Ewan McGregor

100/1 Henry Cavill

100/1 Hugh Jackman

Way at the bottom, Henry Cavill is also listed. This would be an entirely bizarre casting decision thinking about his role as Superman in the DCEU.

Additionally, fans may see there is no indication of Nick Jonas, in spite of him putting his own name forward prior this month.


Curiously, Hammer should take up the mantle of Batman for George Miller’s Justice League Mortal in 2009. In 2017, the Social Network star uncovered how he was happy that film never happened.

As he didn’t feel he was sufficiently experienced at the time. Somewhere else, Hamm told fans a year ago that he needed to suit up as the defender of Gotham City.

Affleck had a three-film stint as the Caped Crusader. The actor’s first film in the role was 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And he had a cameo in Suicide Squad later that same year.

Affleck’s Batman assumed a key role in 2017’s divisive Justice League.

There are rumors that Warner Bros. is hoping to cast a more youthful actor to play Batman. So, Hammer (32) and Gyllenhaal (38) could have leeway over more seasoned stars.

For example, Hamm (47), Keanu Reeves (54) and many others listed.

The Batman is planned for a June 2021 release. It shouldn’t be excessively long until another person is swooping down over the Gotham City horizon.

Source: CBR, Screenrant

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