Nov 4, 2021

DC Fans Wants Karl Urban To Replace Ben Affleck’s Batman

Director, Matt Reeves has been attached to write and direct The Batman, but Justice League’s disappointment has left many things uncertain for the DC movie universe. It is unclear if Affleck will be returning as the Dark Knight and for how much longer he will wear the suit. If and when he does leave, a few fans have suggested that Karl Urban will make a great Batman.

Star Trek, star Karl Urban has not heard any information about this, and in a recent interview, he had been asked about his thoughts on playing Batman:

“Oh, really? Wow. I don’t know. I haven’t really contemplated that. Usually the way the process works for me is I get sent projects, sent scripts and I read them, meet with the filmmakers and really on that basis choose to get involved. As far as Batman goes, I guess my favorite Batman movie was The Dark Knight. Chris Nolan is just an extraordinary director, and I thought Christian Bale was a fantastic Batman and obviously with such talent like Heath Ledger that was the perfect comic book movie right there. So, I don’t know; I’m open to any and all opportunities.”

Karl Urban is not a stranger to the franchises and had starred in Star Trek movies and Lord of the Rings. Batman is everyone’s favourite, but there is no indication that Warner Bros. or Matt Reeves has Urban even on their list. He is 45-years-old and might be a little old to take up this role. It is easy to see why the fans have suggested Urban for this part.

The Batman movie does not have a release date as of now. But there is a Flashpoint movie which may be a reset button for the DC movie universe. Other than Urban, Jack Gyllenhaal’s name has also been reported, and we also heard that John Hamm is interested in this part.