7 Actors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck In The Batman

7) Thomas Jane

The Punisher as Batman? You betcha. If you think about it, Thomas Jane received a pretty raw deal with 2004’s The Punisher. While the film was far from universally praised, he put in a decent shift as Frank Castle and showed his mean streak and affinity for black – check out the trailer above and see for yourself.

Despite his strongest efforts though, Jane never got the chance to reprise the role – bar the 2012 short film Dirty Laundry. He’s a huge comic book fan though, even opening his own company to release the stories he’s written, so isn’t he deserving of another chance to play a vigilante again? We certainly think so.

6) Josh Brolin

This is a wild shot, especially since we sincerely doubt Marvel will let Josh Brolin anywhere near a DC property while he’s still Thanos. But when it comes to incredible actors who are capable of portraying badasses, it’s hard to look past Brolin. Heck, if it wasn’t for him, Jonah Hex would’ve been completely unwatchable.

He’s got a toughness about him that most of us could only dream of, and his Batman would certainly complement Affleck’s broody bruiser. That being said, this one’s nothing more than a distant dream, since it’s more likely that we’ll see Justin Bieber playing Batman before Brolin at this point in time.