SUPERNATURAL Star Jensen Ackles Expresses Interest In Playing BATMAN

SUPERNATURAL Star Jensen Ackles Expresses Interest In Playing BATMAN

Before Chris Evans was cast], it was Jensen Ackles who was the fan favourite choice to play Captain America on the big screen. Well, following Zack Snyder's Batman/Superman announcement, Jensen Ackles has said that playing the Caped Crusader would be, "a dream come true."

It's that time again! With Christian Bale not returning as Bruce Wayne in the Zack Snyder helmed Batman/Superman movie, various actors are expressing their interest in donning the cowl as the Caped Crusader. First it was Sparticus' Liam McIntyre, and now it's Supernatural's Jensen Ackles! Talking to E! News at this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, the actor - who just so happened to be wearing a Batman t-shirt - was asked whether or not he would be interested in the role. "Any guy in his right mind would die to play Batman," Ackles enthusiastically responded. "It would be a dream come true. I won't hold my breath." Ackles does of course have an existing relationship with Warner Bros. thanks to his role in the CW series and even voiced the Red Hood in the popular Under The Red Hood animated movie. Would you like to see the former fan favourite choice for Captain America suit up as Batman? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
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Filed Under "Batman" 7/24/2013 Source: E! News
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soda9 - 7/24/2013, 7:29 AM
Eh...I could see it, I guess. Definitely has a deep voice.
AshleyWilliams - 7/24/2013, 7:30 AM
I would love that. Jensen is a wonderful actor and don't tell me he's not. I've passionately watched 8 years of Supernatural, the dude has chops.
P862010 - 7/24/2013, 7:31 AM
while i love supernatural he should of jumped off tv a long time ago
spidey1994 - 7/24/2013, 7:31 AM
This had to be posted.
ManCalledSting - 7/24/2013, 7:31 AM
He could pull it off, since he's got pretty good acting skill, and the looks.
TheMadman - 7/24/2013, 7:33 AM
He'd have to do some extreme working out, if he's up for that, but I'd watch him as Batman. I don't even like Batman, but I think Jensen is great.
JDUKE25 - 7/24/2013, 7:34 AM
GL? Sure.

Batman? No.

He did awesome as red hood though
fettastic - 7/24/2013, 7:34 AM
NO! The guy's a [frick]in' stiff! I could not STAND his shitty acting in My Bloody Valentine. Not that it was a good movie, but he made a bad movie even worse.
Jolt17 - 7/24/2013, 7:35 AM
He doesn't have Bruce Wayne's level of maturity - he's that kind of a guy that only suits "bad boy" type of a character, y'know?
MexicanSuperman - 7/24/2013, 7:36 AM
Sure, he just needs to bulk up.
C17Swampy - 7/24/2013, 7:36 AM
I like him better as Hal or Steve Trevor
JDUKE25 - 7/24/2013, 7:39 AM
Doesn't have the right voice. I want Batman to have that deep dark voice.

Richard Armitage and the guy from Spartacus have great voices for Batman.
LEVITIKUZ - 7/24/2013, 7:39 AM
NO THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
LEVITIKUZ - 7/24/2013, 7:40 AM
He can be a live action Jason Todd/Red Hood but not Batman.
kevberg - 7/24/2013, 7:45 AM
He's not my first choice for batman, .but let Him audition...why not?
Mego - 7/24/2013, 7:47 AM
There are a few guys who could pull it off. He probably could.
The real question is does WB want Batman to be Batman or not?
I would just like to finally see Batman done right.
DCNY - 7/24/2013, 7:47 AM
No thanks, Jensen. Plus, you're 35 years old. You'll be 37 by the time Superman/Batman rolls out and pushing 40 by the time reboots a new Batman franchise and before we ever get a Justice League.

Liam Mcintyre is only 32 and will still be in his mid 30's by the time Justice League and a Batman reboot starts.

thewonderer - 7/24/2013, 7:47 AM
My god, everyone on this site fancasts this guy for EVERY superhero!
thewolfx - 7/24/2013, 7:48 AM
No jensen i think your the man

But u are hal jordan not bruce wayne
CherryBomb - 7/24/2013, 7:51 AM
He definitely has the charm and Charisma to play Bruce but not sure about Batman
Mego - 7/24/2013, 7:51 AM
Sam Witwer can pull off the physicality, he can do a menacing voice and he can look creepy and vampiric.

He should get an audition as Batman.
damntree - 7/24/2013, 7:51 AM
Oh I know... Benedict Cumberbatch would be the perfect Batman, or Nathan Fillion!!!!!!!

lol, nerds
LEVITIKUZ - 7/24/2013, 7:52 AM
How about we stop fancasting IF

WonderDong leaves?

marvelstudios - 7/24/2013, 7:55 AM
I trust WB to pick the right person to play Batman especially after the Dark Knight series and after how perfect Cavill was for Superman.

Long Live the DCCU!!!
Tevii - 7/24/2013, 7:55 AM
If they did a Green Lantern film right, Im all for Jensen Ackles being Hal Jordan.

He could pull off Batman, but I think all actors just want to be Batman because its a sure fire Hit. But there are so many heroes that if done right actors could become synonymous with the character like RDJ with Iron Man.

Id be happy with the Ackles/Hal connection..... WAY better than the Reynolds/Hal thing
Bilko90 - 7/24/2013, 7:57 AM
I could see Jensen playing batman, he's great on supernatural. Agreed that he would perhaps need to pack on a few more pounds to do it justice visually, but the guy is in shape anyway so that shouldn't be too hard. @JDuke I love Richard Armitage and his voice would be brilliant. He can certainly act too.
Dmon - 7/24/2013, 7:57 AM
I would be fine with this, we all know WB would pay to bulk him up. But I would really like him to play Hal Jordan.
FordEl - 7/24/2013, 7:58 AM
No. Maybe as a Robin though.
gambgel - 7/24/2013, 7:58 AM
Jensen would have fit Captain America much more than Chris Evans, in my opinion.

Chris is a great guy and good actor, but Jensen has the right look to be the leader, I feel. but anyway... it is what it is.
LEVITIKUZ - 7/24/2013, 7:58 AM
Yea, I'm joining the Spartacus actor bandwagon for Batman.


The guy who wrote that article had no source or proof that someone went in for a screen test. I could just write "Idris Elba had a screen test for Green Lantern" and include no proof or source and it wouldn't be any different.
DCNY - 7/24/2013, 7:59 AM
@ darkmetal

Sam Witwer is also 35 years old. Too old. He'll be 40 by the time they reboot Batman.

Please think about age people. Whoever is Batman will need to star in *multiple* films. Think about it. If everything breaks right and WB does indeed pull of a DC universe, Bruce Wayne will appear in:

1. Batman/Superman (2015)
2. Batman reboot (2017?)
3. Justice League (2017)
4. Batman 2 (2019)
5. Batman 3 (2021)

And that's an accelerated, audience-demanded schedule. Sam Witwer and Jensen Ackles will be 41 years old by the time Batman's sequel hits and 43, or 44 when the trilogy wraps...

Batman should be a little older than Superman but he shouldn't be pushing 50 if and when a Justice League sequel comes around...

OwenWilsonsNose - 7/24/2013, 8:00 AM
What actor doesn't want to play Batman?. That's the better question.

The more I think about it, the more I like these three

Ryan Gosling
Chris Pine
Bradley Cooper

If I had to pick just one, id go with Chris Pine. He would be a great Bruce Wayne, and I think he's tall enough to be Batman. He'd have to hit the weights a bit, but id go with him.
CrashTest - 7/24/2013, 8:01 AM
Let him! He already has the voice for it, Jensen would kill at batman!
Dmon - 7/24/2013, 8:02 AM
@BlackJack10 Funny you should say that Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Jensen Ackles dad on Supernatural.
Mego - 7/24/2013, 8:03 AM
@DCNY I did check his age and in some cases 35 is passable.
Not everyone ages like Daniel Craig. Witwer looks 25.
knocturnalzen10 - 7/24/2013, 8:05 AM
think he'd play a great hal even tho i'd rather stewart
still unsure for bat's yet no actors are wowing me at this point
CherryBomb - 7/24/2013, 8:06 AM

@gambgel I completely agree, Chris Evans shines when he can use his humour and that's why I think he'd be a pretty good Flash. Jensen would've made the perfect Cap.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/24/2013, 8:07 AM
Cuttaman215 - 7/24/2013, 8:07 AM
I can see it.....he would have to REALLY bulk up, but he definitely has the chops for it.
GoldenMan - 7/24/2013, 8:08 AM
This guy would make a great Hal Jordan.
As for Batman, no clue, I trust Snyder and Nolan.
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