THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Fan Art Imagines THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Suiting Up As The DCU's Batman

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Fan Art Imagines THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Suiting Up As The DCU's Batman

The Boys and Supernatural star Jensen Ackles remains a fan favourite choice to play the DCU's Dark Knight and some impressive new artwork imagines what he'd look like suited up as Batman. Check it out!

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By JoshWilding - Jun 10, 2024 07:06 AM EST
Filed Under: The Brave and the Bold

Original plans called for The Flash to end with Michael Keaton's Batman in the DCEU. He'd have gone on to appear in Batgirl and Batman Beyond, likely meeting Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader in Crisis on Infinite Earths

DC Studios scrapped all of those ideas, and the plan is to introduce a new Batman in Andy Muschietti's The Brave and the Bold. That story will revolve around Bruce Wayne training his son, Damian, as Robin, adapting elements from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's Batman and Robin

We still don't know who is writing the movie and, based on several comments from DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn, the Caped Crusader is still a long way from being cast in the DCU. 

The Boys and Supernatural star Jensen Ackles remains a fan-favourite choice to play the DCU's Caped Crusader, and he's no stranger to the role after lending his voice to the hero in multiple DC animated projects, including recent "Tomorrowverse" movies like Batman: The Long Halloween and Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Now, we have fan art by @captracc_ which is inspired by our first look at Superman; in the piece, Ackles suits up as The Brave and the Bold's Batman. It's a clever spin on that sneak peek and arguably works better with Gotham City and the Bat Signal looming large in the background. 

You may recall that Ackles suited up as the Dark Knight for Halloween some years ago, proving this is a character he's passionate about potentially bringing to the screen.

Whether Gunn would give him a shot at the role remains to be seen. However, the decision to cast relative unknown David Corenswet as the DCU's Man of Steel suggests the filmmaker isn't necessarily looking to fill this relaunched shared world with A-List stars. 

"Uh...I don’t know. Even if I knew I wouldn’t tell you," Ackles said last year when he was asked about potentially playing the DCU's Batman. "I mean could I do it? Sure. Would I want to do it? Yes."

"Will I be mad when Pedro Pascal gets it? Yeah. God bless you, Pedro. You just keep killing it, buddy. Let me know when you pass on something," he joked. "Would I entertain the idea of playing my favorite superhero of all time? Nah, I’m good. It seems like a lot of work. You have to put on that suit, be a superhero...I would love it. Sign me up."

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UniqNo - 6/10/2024, 7:17 AM
He's cool, but too old as far as franchise potential goes. I liked Ritcheson aswell, but he's probably aging out soon too especially if it doesn't start filming until next year or 2026.
Origame - 6/10/2024, 7:19 AM
I feel like this started out as a parody of the superman first look image but then they just gave up and made batman fanart instead.
DrReedRichards - 6/10/2024, 7:24 AM
Not a fan of the fan-art, but I appreciate having Bermejo on the thumbnail.
THEKENDOMAN - 6/10/2024, 7:27 AM
Unfortunately, this will never happen. So, let's enjoy the artwork.
S8R8M - 6/10/2024, 7:38 AM
Something unpleasing about looking at that and the superman image. It makes the bat nipples-suit look like a masterpiece.
I like the idea of Ackles as Batman. I still believe Batman should be a tv show because the character (to me) feels rushed or a secondary to his villains in the movies. I feel like Gunn's Batman & Damian will be very similar to Big Daddy & Hit girl.
TheLight - 6/10/2024, 7:39 AM
If this was 10-12 yrs ago, yeah I'd be all game for it. But this trend of "older than Superman, seasoned Batman" needs to stop. We need a Batman still young and in his prime around the same time as Supes to give both balance and relatability.
Doomsday8888 - 6/10/2024, 7:52 AM
Scott Summers?
Hal Jordan?

C'mon man, we can do better than f*cking Batman...
WEAPONXOXOXO - 6/10/2024, 8:07 AM
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HermanM - 6/10/2024, 8:17 AM

We really need a second first look at that Superman suit
TheVisionary25 - 6/10/2024, 8:51 AM
I actually like that fanart…

It’s clearly inspired by the recent Superman first look but works better imo as a reveal.

I think Ackles could pull it off but my choice is Brandon Sklenar from Yellowstone 1923.


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slickrickdesigns - 6/10/2024, 8:54 AM
lol… most unflattering first look into any cbm that was supposed to be a big reveal.

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Beer85 - 6/10/2024, 8:58 AM
Fan casting is so f*cking lazy. One of the few good fan-castings was Billy Zane as Lex Luthor. Yet the CW got him to play f*cking P.T. Barnum on "Legends of Tomorrow". No , Ackles is not "fantastic casting" as Batman. I also liked the CW show he was in when i was skinny, but no.
RegularPoochie - 6/10/2024, 9:14 AM
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lazlodaytona - 6/10/2024, 9:29 AM
I don't get people's obsession with Ackles being Batman. He's an ok actor but not on Batman's level.
Tsedor80 - 6/10/2024, 11:16 AM
I’m really hoping we do t get another dark colored suit. Would love to see the blue and grey or black and gray like new 52
Moriakum - 6/10/2024, 11:17 AM
Another different Batman!
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