5 actors who could replace Ben Affleck as Batman in the DC Universe

Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne) in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max
Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne) in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO Max /
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Nicholas Hoult, Batman, DC
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 28: Nicholas Hoult attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Renfield” at Museum of Modern Art on March 28, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) /

3. Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult is a comic book fan cast name we’ve all heard, for good reason. Let’s talk about Hoult’s acting chops. He has proven time and time again that he can take on a variety of roles and make them his own. From his breakout performance in About a Boy to his recent turn in The Great, Hoult has shown that he has range and depth as an actor. He’s even played a superhero before, as Beast in the X-Men franchise. We’re going to see him kill it in his role opposite Nic Cage in the Dracula inspired flick Renfield. This experience could serve him well as he takes on the role of the Caped Crusader.

At 6’3″ tall, he has the height that we need for the imposing figure of Batman. While he may not be as muscular as some of the other actors who have played the role, we believe he could bring a different physical presence to the character. After all, Batman is not just about brute strength – he’s also a master of stealth and intimidation, and we believe Hoult could bring that to the table.

And let’s not forget about his looks. While Bruce Wayne is known for his charm and good looks, Batman is all about the intimidation factor. Hoult could pull off both sides of the character with ease. With his chiseled jawline and piercing blue eyes, he could definitely make the ladies and gents swoon as Bruce Wayne. But when he puts on the cowl, he could become a fearsome force to be reckoned with.