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Exploring if Jensen Ackles could play the DCU's new Batman

As Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the world’s greatest detective in Zack Snyder’s Justice League run fades into memory, fans look ahead at who the new Batman will be and we explain why Jensen Ackles may be in with a shot.

When it comes to live-action projects, DC will have two Batmen on the go, with one new variant existing in the DCU and the other being Robert Pattinson’s variant in the Elseworlds sequel with Matt Reeves at the helm.

The new movies and shows include Creature Commandos, Waller, Lanterns, Superman Legacy, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, Swamp Thing, The Brave and the Bold, Booster Gold, The Authority, and Paradise Lost.

Jensen Ackles as the DCU’s new Batman?

Non-comic-book aficionados may only recognize Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester from the hit The CW show, Supernatural, or more recently as Soldier Boy in Amazon Prime’s The Boys – but Ackles has a number of receipts from DC.

Ackles previously supplied the voice of Bruce Wayne and Jason Todd in different animated projects, beginning back in 2010’s Batman: Under the Red Hood when he voiced the titular Red Hood and his alias.

Fast forward to 2021 when Ackles voiced Bruce Wayne in Batman: The Long Halloween Part One and Part Two – an animated adaptation of the popular comic arc by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale.

Ackles then went on to voice Batman in the 2022 animation, Legion of Super-Heroes, proving his popularity with the studio and becoming a resident name to follow in the footsteps of the late, great Kevin Conroy.

Aside from his natural ability to provide Batman’s nuanced voice, many DC fans believe the actor has the physical chops to portray both the billionaire alias and the crime-fighter.

The Brave and the Bold

Gunn announced The Brave and the Bold starring Bruce Wayne as the Caped Crusader and his estranged son, Damian Wayne, which is considered to be a reboot of the character’s live-action story.

Damian’s mother, Talia al Ghul, is a classic Batman villain and daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, who passes him over to his father, Bruce Wayne, after assassin training and he eventually evolves into Robin.

The DC fandom is alight with Batman fan casts for the movie, including The Haunting of Hill House’s, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, alongside Ackles.

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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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