6 actors who should replace Ben Affleck as the new Batman

Rumor has it DC could be looking to recast Ben Affleck with an older actor, and we have some thoughts on who DC should consider for the role.

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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Aaron Eckhart
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Aaron Eckhart

This one might surprise some, but hey that's the point of dreamcasting! Considering Aaron Eckhart has a former connection to the Dark Knight he might not be an obvious choice to play the new Batman, but it's his iconic turn as Harvey Dent/Two-Face that proves why he'd be perfect for the role of Batman.

Having already been part of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Eckhart has experience within the world of Gotham City. This familiarity with the tone and style of Nolan's vision could provide a seamless transition into a new portrayal of Batman.

In The Dark Knight, Eckhart brilliantly demonstrated his skill in portraying characters with internal conflicts, making him well-suited to explore the complexities of Batman's dual identities. Eckhart could apply the same fundamentals he used to deliver one of the best portrayals of Harvey Dent to turn out an equally memorable and iconic run as Batman by bringing the charm to Bruce Wayne and the grit to the Dark Knight.

Never before have we seen an actor play both Batman and an iconic villain from his Rogue's Gallery in a live-action film, so if DC wants to swing for the fences and try something new why not give Eckhart the chance to suit up as Batman?!