Live Poll: Batman After Affleck

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Many people consider Ben Affleck to be the definitive actor to play Batman. Which of these actors would best continue Ben Affleck's legacy as Batman?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043137001/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/YloTEm722g0/
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Posted 8 months ago

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Robbie Amell in The Flash 2014
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"Many people consider Ben Affleck to be the definitive actor to play Batman."

Is that so? I never heard that before. I mean Keaton yes, West too, maybe even Bale, but Affleck???
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Hi Horst, thanks for this question. A small research in the web will find bring you reviews in imdb and comparative videos favorable to the statement in this header.
Keaton may seem iconic now, but in 1989 I remember WB had received 100.000 letters against him. Tim Burton had replied he needed an average guy in order to show the importance of the costume which transforms the character. Similarly, Bale's-Nolan's trilogy ended with the statement "Anyone can be Batman". In addition, despite Pacific Heights and American Psycho where they respectively show a madness which could eventually fit, I don't  recall any movie where they have actually fought. On the other hand, Affleck's Accountant proves in his favor and it is a pity he didn't get the chance to have his own movie.

In any case, this is not the subject here. If you had to choose the new one, who would you choose ?   
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hm Oscar Isaac maybe
and Ben Foster for the villain
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I have added Oscar, but Matt Reeves searches 25-35 y.o.
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Okay stermix
then I will go with Alden Ehrenreich I think
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ok  , suggestion included 
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stermix

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thanks everybody! We did all the work for WB.  ... :)
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stermix,

I suspect that Jo Edna Boldin, Kristy Carlson, Lora Kennedy and other casting directors would disagree.
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they should stop doing Batman, because the only thing it brings is money. We all know the batman origin story, and the most important at my eyes is to try doing a movie Batman with a vilain that is less know like James Gordon Jr the son of James Gordon can be great if James Gordon has to stop is own son.
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Batman is the most lucrative comic character. If they foresee profit, they will make 10 Batman's origin movies every year...  
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Thanks! can I edit my list to add this link? or I should not change anything ?
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You can add a link to the list without it affecting the poll.

But generally it is recommended that you keep the list and don't change it too much. If corrections to the poll are ever needed, we can re-push the poll based on your list.

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Thanks I will touch nothing then
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SeventhAr7

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You didn't include Scott Adkins. He put a post a few days that he was auditing for the role.
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Are you sure it is recent? I remember him saying that just before Affleck was chosen. He is 43 y.o. if I remember well. Too old for recent needs. Have you ever noticed he looks a lot like Ben?
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you're right, it's old news. He can fight for sure but i'm not sure if he can portray well the persona Bruce Wayne.
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Scott Adkins is a true martial artist. Great suggestion.
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I suppose Jim Caviezel is considered too old for the old, (or he would probably turn it down like Cyclops in the X-Men series if it was offered to him), yet, I think he would make a good Batman and he is not that much older than Ben Affleck. John Reese on Person of Interest was very similar to Batman, except he did not wear a costume or a mask.
Of course, as the recent movies have proven, they do need a good screenwriter and talented people behind the camera, otherwise, no matter who is cast as Bruce Wayne, the movie will be a disappointment, critically and at the box office. 
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I really like him. Yes, totally agree
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Baffling result. This boy has nothing of his father's talent. Only his looks.
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I agree with you, but maybe he hasn't yet got any real chance to prove you wrong. To note however that he was shortlisted in last 3 runners for Han Solo spin-off. Having seen half of the movie, I believe he could have been a better choice.
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Wow...