THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Fan Art Transforms THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Into The DCU's New Batman

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Fan Art Transforms THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Into The DCU's New Batman THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Fan Art Transforms THE BOYS Star Jensen Ackles Into The DCU's New Batman

Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles remains a fan-favourite choice to play The Brave and the Bold's Batman, and some incredible new artwork imagines what the actor would look like in the Dark Knight's Batsuit.

By JoshWilding - Jul 30, 2023 06:07 AM EST
Filed Under: The Brave and the Bold

Original plans called for The Flash to end with Michael Keaton's Batman a permanent part of 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

Those ideas have all been scrapped since DC Studios was formed, with the plan now 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 and adapts elements from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's Batman and Robin

Following reports Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey and The Flash scribe Christina Hodson won't be penning the screenplay (which was initially thought to be the case), the movie is presumably without a writer...and no work can take place during the WGA strike, regardless!

That means casting news is a long way off, something DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has already confirmed to be the case.

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. 

He also suited up as the Dark Knight for Halloween a number of years ago, proving this is a character Ackles is 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 Superman suggests the filmmaker isn't necessarily looking to fill this relaunched shared world with A-List stars. Ackles, however, has put himself on the map with The Boys.

This (AI-produced) fan art imagines what the actor would look like as Batman in The Brave and the Bold, and you can take a closer look below. 

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Lokiwasright - 7/30/2023, 6:50 AM
So many batmans...
Doomsday8888 - 7/30/2023, 6:51 AM
Forget about the new Batman, the whole world wants to know who will play the new Joker!


FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 6:59 AM
@Doomsday8888 -

Doomsday8888 - 7/30/2023, 7:01 AM

A man doesn't even need to tag you. :P
FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 7:06 AM
@Doomsday8888 - Why didn’t you? If you’re already investing your time in typing subliminals
Doomsday8888 - 7/30/2023, 7:08 AM
I don't have to, that's the point, i knew your fanboy ass would lead you straight here, Batmaniac.
FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 7:13 AM
@Doomsday8888 - But you did, so instead making subliminals next time, just tag me. Since you want my attention so bad.
Doomsday8888 - 7/30/2023, 7:16 AM
I actually never gave 2 f*cks about you, Batmaniac.

As a matter of fact, your insecure ass has been dropping in my mentions since yesterday cause you're assblasted about that clown of yours.

Should't surprise me tho, you people gotta protect each other, heh. 🤡
FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 7:22 AM
@Doomsday8888 - You gave two [frick]s enough to type up a subliminal aimed at me on an article I hadn’t even clicked yet with your clown ass
Doomsday8888 - 7/30/2023, 7:26 AM

I'll see your insecure ass in the next article.
FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 7:29 AM
@Doomsday8888 - Try not let the anticipation get to your nerves this time
Scarilian - 7/30/2023, 6:55 AM
Let's see if Superman Legacy performs well enough to warrant his franchise before we get too invested in the idea of a new Batman.
FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 7:03 AM
@Scarilian - I’ll be shocked if Legacy outgross we Returns. General audiences don’t give a shit about Superman or DC as a whole anymore
Arthorious - 7/30/2023, 8:05 AM
@Scarilian - in WB eyes a new Batman is guaranteed regardless. He’s pretty much the only hero they have who makes them money.
Th3Batman - 7/30/2023, 10:07 AM
@Scarilian - Superman Legacy will be coming off of nearly a decade and a half of mediocre to bad DC movies, so no matter how good it is, it's not going to make enough $$$ to justify continuing this Gunnverse. What will make things even worse for it is the fact that it's releasing 3 months before The Batman II, a movie that will very likely make over a billion $$$ at the box office.
Scarilian - 7/30/2023, 1:24 PM
@Arthorious -
If 'The Batman 2' is successful then wouldn't it make more sense to just focus on extending that franchise as opposed to setting up a new one that audiences might reject?

True, I'm not sure the sequel will end up making over a billion, but it's definitely not a good look if Superman Legacy flops and The Batman 2 is a lot more successful. I could see The Batman 3 happening while Gunn's Batman film ends up just not happening.

I think Gunn gets two movies before his universe gets ditched - most likely Superman Legacy (2025/2026) and depending how far it is into production The Authority (2027).

@PlusUltra -
Yeah, they are probably best letting the dust settle and give audiences time to move on from this franchise.
Th3Batman - 7/30/2023, 1:31 PM
@Scarilian - The Authority isn't in production, and considering that 2 of this year's 4 DC movies have flopped, with the remaining 2 likely to follow, nothing besides Superman Legacy will go into production until after its box office numbers are in. As for The Batman II, the first one (being a reboot) made over $750 million on a limited 45 day theatrical window, so a sequel will definitely cross a billion IF it's received well.
Scarilian - 7/30/2023, 1:39 PM
@Th3Batman -
I imagine The Authority will enter production before Superman Legacy releases in the hopes of releasing the following year as they'd presumably at least one film a year.

I feel some people were turned away by the length of The Batman and its tone and might not see the sequel.
Th3Batman - 7/30/2023, 1:43 PM
@Scarilian - The Batman wouldn't have made as much as it did in that short period of time if people were turned off by it.
FireandBlood - 7/30/2023, 1:52 PM
@Scarilian - It never made sense for them to kickstart another shared universe before the first one even finished failing, but rushed ahead with it anyway. If there’s one thing WB/DC have proven, it’s that they do not learn.
Scarilian - 7/31/2023, 12:21 PM
@Th3Batman -
The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises both made over $1bn and that was before inflation made it possible to achieve as much as they did by selling less tickets.

As for those turned off by it, I mean they watched the first film once and won't watch the sequel because it did not entice them enough. As such they contribute to the first film financially, but not the sequel.

@PlusUltra -
jst5 - 7/30/2023, 6:59 AM
No thanks...
WruceBayne - 7/30/2023, 2:09 PM
@jst5 - I think Gunn is going to give him a shot.
jst5 - 7/31/2023, 2:48 AM
@WruceBayne - Highly doubtful...dude would near 50 by the time the movie starts.
pitbull76 - 7/30/2023, 7:05 AM
I wouldn't hate on it if he got the part and I'm a huge Batman fan I think he could pull it off.
Origame - 7/30/2023, 8:15 AM
@pitbull76 - he already did. Long Halloween was great.
pitbull76 - 7/30/2023, 9:26 AM
@Origame - That was animated though right?Could you see him pulling off a live action trilogy?
Origame - 7/30/2023, 9:30 AM
@pitbull76 - it was animated. But he's also an accomplished live action actor. So I really don't see why he couldn't.
pitbull76 - 7/30/2023, 10:31 AM
@Origame - Yea I have seen most of the live action work he has done acting wise not so much of his voice work in the animated movies.A little off topic but Marvel obviously has the live action going better then DC but DC animated movies blows marvel animated projects out of the water.
TheComedian67 - 7/30/2023, 4:23 PM
@Origame -

That's why I would be surprised to see him cast in live action tbh.

He's already Batman for the current DC animated universe.
rebellion - 7/30/2023, 7:06 AM
now you get to make articles based around garbage ai art. congrats!
Nightwing1015 - 7/30/2023, 8:54 AM
@rebellion - it’s no worse than average photoshop fan art
BritishMonkey - 7/30/2023, 7:10 AM
That is a crap looking suit.
BritishMonkey - 7/30/2023, 7:11 AM
Oh and no wonder why it looks crap. It's [frick]ing AI generated.
JonAwesome - 7/30/2023, 7:16 AM
@BritishMonkey - it’s 1,000 times better than the Batfleck suit in the Flash. I actually like this suit!
BritishMonkey - 7/30/2023, 7:38 AM
@JonAwesome - Go see an optician.
JonAwesome - 7/30/2023, 8:58 AM
@BritishMonkey - because your opinion is the only one that matters?
BritishMonkey - 7/30/2023, 9:04 AM
@JonAwesome - No, because you must be deluded and naive to think anything AI looks remotely good.
JonAwesome - 7/30/2023, 9:10 AM
@BritishMonkey - sounds like you’re just against AI! To each their own but I think having such a narrow view of “everything AI created is subpar” is limiting.
BritishMonkey - 7/30/2023, 10:35 AM
@JonAwesome - AI cannot create and it's foolish how people are using it to turn a quick profit for horrid looking images or cut corners for content.
It's not so narrowminded a view when I've seen plenty enough examples from all sides to show that AI is usage is not just really poort quality but dangerous.
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