Five other actors that would make a way better Batman

2013-08-23 12:43
Cape Town - Where is Batman when you need him? What started out as a pretty normal Friday on the interwebs ended in an extraordinary explosion of fury and hate after the news broke that Oscar winner Ben Affleck would be taking over as the Caped Crusader of Gotham.

For a few hours everyone on the internet forgot about the cute cat memes and silly GIF reactions when a full blown social media showdown shook the internet to its core. 

Despite Affleck's success with Argo, it seems like nobody could forget the horror that was the botched superhero movie Daredevil. Some people to this day still get the chills when the D-word is mentioned.

So while the casting agents  for the new Batman/Superman blockbuster collect their last pay check and gets their eyes checked, we compiled a list of five actors that could totally kick Ben Affleck's ass as Batman: 

1) Joe Manganiello:

Awoooooo! Hello?!!! Why didn't anyone consider hunky Mr. Manganiello to play the masked mystery man? The rugged True Blood werewolf was rumoured to be in the running for the Superman role before Henry Cavill got offered the part. Man it would have been awesome to see Manganiello get some revenge by kicking Henry's ass as Batman. (Now we got you thinking of Henry's ass, right?)

Joe Manganiello

2) Jon Hamm:

Obvies! Seeing as Mad Men is coming to an end, who seems more at ease to play a billionaire playboy than the guy who seems to have been born with a suit and a martini in hand? Although we would feel more comfortable if he showed us his dark side first. Or any side for that matter. Wink. Wink.

Jon Hamm

3) Jamie Foxx:

Who said Batman had to be white? Add some colour to the mix. And Foxx already has some superhero mojo going as the villain in the next Spider-Man installment. Jamie would totes make an awesome Batman! He gets our vote!

Jamie Foxx

4) Janez Vermeiren:

Local is mos lekker! A South African playing Batman would be AMAZING. He's already on a first-name basis with Superman. And just check out our Instagram stalking if you're not convinced.
Henry Cavill and Janez Vermeiren

5) Jennifer Lawrence:

Hey Sexy lady! Girls love her. Boys love her. Why not go with a whole gender-bender story line and make Hollywood golden girl JLaw the new Batwoman? We already know she can kick ass as Katniss in Hunger Games, and it could provide for some interesting sexual tension with the Kryptonian. Did we go too far again?

jennifer lawrence

Basically, we want ANYONE ELSE besides Ben Affleck.

Or Christian Bale just needs to get his ass in gear and come back. Pretty please?

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