At San Diego Comic- Con a very surprising secret was revealed about the sequel to Zack Snyder’ Man of Steel. Henry Lennix announced to hundreds of fans that another famous superhero will feature in the film expected to be on screens in 2015. Non-other than the caped crusader himself, Batman!
With Christian Bale, the most recent actor to done the Batman suite, not interested in taking up the role, news of the next possible actor to step up for this role has fans buzzing.
It’s only been a few days since the announcement and yet we are already getting a few names of possible actors to play this ironic role.
It has been revealed that Tyler Hoechlin, known for his roles in ‘Road to Perdition’ and ‘MTV’s Teen Wolf’, is one of the possible actors considered for this role. He has apparently even already had a screen test with Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill.
This would be a huge boost to his career, although he is already much loved for his role in ‘Teen Wolf’ starring in a Hollywood superhero blockbuster would be amazing. We already know he can pull of the broody, mysterious image due to his role as everyone’s favourite Alpha so he could be perfect to play Bruce Wayne.
However another well-known small screen actor has made it known that he would love to play Batman in the upcoming film. At the same San Diego comic-con Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Ten Inch Hero) even wore a batman shirt and during one interview mentioned his desire to take up this role.
In ‘Supernatural’ he plays a rugged yet charming Hunter, whose skills include excelling in manpain, fighting badguys and disarming a gun one handed. Swoon-worthy and excellent skills for a possible Batman, maybe?
Neither actors may be as well-known compared to some other big screen actors who may be considered for the role, such as Ryan Gosling, but on the small screen they have a very large and loyal fanbase who would support them in getting this dream role.
Tyler Hoechlin may very well be the man for this role. He’s a very active, hand’s-on actor, in many interviews he talks about his enjoyment about doing his own stunts and even the fact that he fights to be able to do more. This will come in handy if he wants to be part of Snyder’s movie, since from what we’ve seen in Man of Steel, they’ll be a lot of action and fighting sequences.
On the other hand Jensen Ackles does a lot of his own stunts too in Supernatural and he also has the added advantage of having ties with Warner Bros since he’s been with Supernatural for around 10 years. Plus after Chris Evans he was considered the next choice for Steve Roger’s in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Both actors are very attractive, which of course they have to be if they’re going to be paired up with Henry Cavil. And both actors have other commitments to keep in mind, not only with their respective shows but Jensen Ackles is also a new father, but they’re both hard-working professional so they could make it work.
I have to admit I am a bit biased because I really love these two actors. I think both Hoechlin and Ackles are both amazing actors and would be amazing choices to play the next Batman. Honestly if either of these men were picked I would most definitely be watching the Superman/Batman movie just for them.
Which of these actors do you think would be the better batman? Or do you think a different actor entirely would be better suited? Comment below.