Like Badgley’s “You” character, Batman also enjoys lurking around in the darkness, prowling the streets, and keeping his eyes peeled. The actor has shown he can easily flip the switch between charming and menacing in a heartbeat as he lives a double life – just like Bruce Wayne.
Technically, Armie Hammer already said yes to playing Batman. Way back in 2008, the actor signed on to George Miller’s “Justice League: Mortal” movie. The movie didn’t end up being made but 12 years later, Hammer’s resume and star power has only grown.
He’s got the smouldering "Bruce Wayne" look down pat, showcased his roguish charm in “Star Wars” and he’d totally look right at home in Wayne Manor. Isaac is no stranger to comic-book movies, having buried himself under blue prosthetics and makeup to play the titular villain in “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Batman seems like a lot less work compared to that get-up.
He’s got the eyebrows and the acting chops for Bruce Wayne and has proven he can get buff for a role -- just look at those arms in “Prince Of Persia” and his abs in “Jarhead”. After years of getting approached for comic book roles, Gyllenhaal is making his superhero-movie debut in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” as the web slinger’s nemesis, Mysterio, which, if all goes well, might turn the actor on to more comic-book roles.
Gosling may not seem like the type to play the Caped Crusader but, this past September at TIFF, the Canadian actor joked that if “La La Land” and “First Man” director Damien Chazelle, would direct, he’d be up for stepping into Batman’s boots.
Kaluuya has found himself on the opposite side of the hero more than a few times. He held his own as a brutal drug dealer opposite Viola Davis in “Widows”, was part of a gang of villains in “Kick-Ass 2” and faced an army in “Black Panther”. But standing up and getting ready for battle is precisely the kind of skills Batman needs when facing off against his comic-book nemeses.
A former U.S. marine, there’s no doubt the Oscar-nominated Driver can handle the more physical aspects of the Caped Crusader. After joining the Dark Side in “Star Wars”, it’s time for Driver to step into the light as one of the good guys.
One of 2018’s fastest rising stars, Golding put the “rich” in “Crazy Rich Asians” and showed a darker side in “A Simple Favor” that seems perfect for what’s been described as a more noir-ish take on Gotham’s brooding hero. Plus, he looks really good in a suit.
He’s already done the rich playboy thing in “Fifty Shades Of Grey” but it’s about time we get to see the Irish Dornan flex some of those muscles – literally – in his first comic-book movie.
He’s proven he can do the superhero genre after secondary roles in “Kick-Ass” and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” but the Golden Globe-winning Taylor-Johnson has yet to front a major movie. With chameleon-like skill, this British star could turn on the charm as Bruce Wayne and get a chance to showcase some of those action moves he’s picked up from Marvel along the way.