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These Are The Betting Odds For Ben Affleck's Batman Replacement

With Ben Affleck's long-rumored departure from the DC Extended Universe finally confirmed, Warner Bros. is now looking at who can replace Batfleck for Matt Reeves' The Batman. The latest betting odds reveal which Hollywood actors are the favorites to take up the mantle of the Dark Knight.

According to Irish bookmakers BoyleSports, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm are the top three contenders for the role. As the three have been linked to the role in recent months, it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're topping the list. However, some of the other names on the list are quite interesting and indicate a fair chance Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan, Westworld's Ben Barnes and A Quiet Place's John Krasinski could become the Dark Knight. The full list can be found below:

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  • 7/2 Armie Hammer
  • 11/2 Jake Gyllenhaal
  • 13/2 Jon Hamm
  • 8/1 Michael B. Jordan
  • 8/1 Ben Barnes
  • 9/1 John Krasinski
  • 10/1 Jamie Dornan
  • 16/1 Josh Brolin
  • 16/1 Matthew Goode
  • 16/1 Chris Pratt
  • 16/1 Michael Fassbender
  • 16/1 Chris Pine
  • 18/1 Ryan Gosling
  • 33/1 Leonardo DiCaprio
  • 33/1 Idris Elba
  • 50/1 Keanu Reeves
  • 50/1 Daniel Craig
  • 50/1 Colin Farrell
  • 50/1 Tom Hardy
  • 50/1 Chris Evans
  • 100/1 Cillian Murphy
  • 100/1 Ewan McGregor
  • 100/1 Henry Cavill
  • 100/1 Hugh Jackman

Way at the bottom of the list, Henry Cavill is also listed, which would be a pretty strange casting choice considering his role as Superman in the DCEU. Also, fans might notice there is no sign of Nick Jonas, despite him putting his his own name forward earlier this month.

Interestingly, Hammer was supposed to take up the mantle of Batman for George Miller's Justice League Mortal in 2009. In 2017, the Social Network star revealed how he was glad that movie never happened, as he didn't feel he was experienced enough at the time. Elsewhere, Hamm told fans last year that he wanted to suit up as the protector of Gotham City.

Affleck had a three-movie stint as the Caped Crusader. The actor's first film in the role was 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he had a cameo in Suicide Squad later that same year. Affleck's Batman played a key role in 2017's divisive Justice League.

There are rumors that Warner Bros. is looking to cast a younger actor to play Batman, so Hammer (32) and Gyllenhaal (38) could have an advantage over older stars such as Hamm (47), Keanu Reeves (54) and many others listed. With The Batman scheduled for a June 2021 release, it shouldn't be too long until someone else is swooping down over the Gotham City skyline.

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Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman opens June 25, 2021.

(via Screen Rant)

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