Hear me out, because I REALLY stand behind this choice. Clive Owen has EVERYTHING needed to make a believable Bruce Wayne, which is the first thing you need to think about when mentally casting a new Batman. If you can’t believe the person as Bruce Wayne, then how you will you buy him as Batman?
The thing is, Owen really has that Wayne swagger (yes, you can punch me in the throat for using that word). He can do the charming thing no problem, and when it comes to being a badass, he can pull that off seamlessly as well. Think Sin City as a reference, and he was already jumping out of windows and battling insane psychopaths, which would have set the tone perfectly.
As a matter of fact, I will say it right now, Clive Owen was the PERFECT choice for the new Batman. Someone messed up.
Also, just so you know, if you disagree with this choice, things are gonna get REALLY spicy by the end of this list.