‘Supernatural’'s Jensen Ackles Wants to Play Batman in ‘Man of Steel 2: Batman Vs. Superman’

The actor showed up at Comic-Con shortly after the announcement in a Batman shirt, and previously voiced the villain in ‘Batman: Under The Red Hood’.
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‘Supernatural’'s Jensen Ackles Wants to Play Batman in ‘Man of Steel 2: Batman Vs. Superman’

Jensen Ackles wants to play Batman in Man of Steel 2 Now that Man of Steel 2 has been announced as the ultimate superhero team-up movie, with the tentative title Batman Vs. Superman, fan speculation as to who will step in as Bruce Wayne is through the roof. One candidate throwing his hat in the ring is Supernatural star Jensen Ackles, who has played Dean Winchester on the popular CW series for the past 9 years.

Here's what the actor had to say when approached about the subject at Comic-Con 2013, where he showed up in a Batman T-shirt, causing fans to suspect something might be up.

"Any guy in his right mind would die to play Batman. It would be a dream come true. I won't hold my breath."

The actor was very enthusiastic about the proposition, and has long ties with Warner Bros. Not only has Supernatural had a strong run under their roof, but he also voiced the role of the Red Hood in Batman: Under the Red Hood. Add into that the fact that genre fans of all race and gender absolutely adore Jensen Ackles, and you have a strong candidate. Also of note, he was the second choice for Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, losing out to Chris Evans.

What do you think? Does Jensen Ackles have a chance in Hell? Or should he stick to chasing demons back to Hell? We're not shy to admit, he's one of our favorite choices that we've heard thus far.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

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  • Harry-Rhys-Williams • 2 years ago

    A previously unknown Cavill (except the tudors) and Ackles (except supernatural) would be an epic combination. Jensen is batman, he was born for that sh*t.


    • ForeverSpn • 2 years ago

      Jensen has all the ingredients to become Batman!


      • Calixto-Gomez • 2 years ago

        Hes so perfect to play batman how can they not cast him! The fans want it and he's certainly up to do it pick him for batman


        • jensensperv • 2 years ago

          I definitely think Jensen Ackles should be the new Batman. He deserves after all he has done for his fans and he needs that big break , hes been such an amazing actor in everything he has done. Also this would be a dream come true for him so I wanna make this happen for him. So yea Jensen for the new Batman, sounds amazing!!


          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            @darkknightbats25 He already played the Hulk in a marvel movie, so it would be too weird if he were to play Batman in a Batman movie that is from DC.


            • darkknightbats25 • 2 years ago

              Eric Bana as Batman for sure!


              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                @Heather-MacDonald I couldn't agree more. He definitely looks right for the part.


                • ace889 • 2 years ago

                  Karl Urban for Batman!!!!!!!


                  • Heather-MacDonald • 2 years ago

                    I would love to see this, I have always said that Jensen Ackles would make a superb Batman and if he played the part it would be a dream come true for me (and probably a load of his other fans). Please please please make this happen, we do not need another awful actor buggering up the awesomeness that is Batman.

                    Jensen Ackles all the way for Batman! :)


                    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                      Jensen Ackles needs to do an epic story arc on Supernatural, featuring only Dean and use Sam as a second story. I've always felt that Jensen needs to explore his character a lot more than what has been told.

                      As Batman/Wayne he would nail the character, In my mind he would be the best Wayne ever. I did enjoy Bale's version however this should be the last rebooted Batman and having Jensen Ackles as Batman would launch his career even further.


                      • skywise • 2 years ago

                        I could definitely get behind that.


                        • pack-rulz1978 • 2 years ago

                          I don't think he'd be a bad choice if you're going for a younger Wayne for the series but his star power's limited to WB fandom, I think. Then again, Cavill isn't exactly a household name or wasn't until now. Casting Batman again so soon's going to be tricky & whoever gets it's going to have a hard time being accepted so to give them a shot, they have to do it right and choose someone with acting ability like they did w/Bale and pair it with good writing/vision.


                          • dinasw • 2 years ago

                            I would love to see Jensen Ackles as Batman. Supernatural obviously has no interest in his character as they haven't given Dean a storyline in the last 4 seasons, other than to hold everyone else's hand. Batman is a role that he could easily dive into and come up with something truly amazing. I hope to see him get it.


                            • cassandrax • 2 years ago

                              jensen can pull it of, unfortunately he does'nt get the chance to shine on spn cause usually they pull the carpet under his legs by dropping every single arc he is going to have, latest example purgatory & pstd which lasted couple of episodes & only as flashbacks, even in such a little space of time jensen rock it, another example where he had the chance to shine was ep5 of season 6, found a nice fan vid with dean's s8 purg scenes (mostly) on youtube unfortunately can post the link but have the title: Supernatural S8 - The Wild Hunt [Dean]


                              • tvgirl76 • 2 years ago

                                I would love to see Jensen as Batman, he has the intensity I think and the voice, he's great in fight scenes, trained to use weapons for his role as Dean Winchester and quite frankly I'd like to see him move away from Supernatural now as it's a sinking ship anyway, and think he could do much better. Time to move on. Even if he doesn't get Batman, I hope people are taking notice of this and maybe he'll get another role, something similar. I see lots of positive suggestions flying around.


                                • h-ryuga • 2 years ago

                                  @ejk1 I agree with you. I'd love to see him playing the Flash but i believe he can be a great batman/Wayne as well


                                  • diaigma • 2 years ago

                                    Yes. That's the Bruce/Batman I've always wanted to see! :P


                                    • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                                      Ackles would be a great Wally West, or Guy Gardner, but he would also be a more than adequate Batman. However, this is just him talking; WB/DC should look at every potential candidate and decide who can bring the necessary talent, and also look at the longevity factor. If they are planning another film series, would they want a younger Bat or an older Bat? Something to think about.


                                      • mrs-robinson • 2 years ago

                                        In my mind I've been seeing Jensen as Batman for years. Jensen is the perfect Batman.


                                        • Mandragora • 2 years ago

                                          Hell yes, he should go for it. He possesses the acting chops. The physique. He can pull off both Bruce Wayne and Batman.


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