It’s not easy finding the ideal actor to play a live-action Batman. You need someone that’s built like a superhero, has the acting chops to play a brooding, tortured hero, and can also pull off that voice. For every new Batman who makes it to the screen, there are countless would-be Dark Knights who didn’t quite make the cut.
We’ve put together a gallery breaking down some of the more notable actors who almost got the chance to be Batman, from Colin Farrell to… Bill Murray? Get the full story on the most noteworthy examples in the video above or the slideshow below, or scroll down for the quick bullet list.
Actors Who Almost Played Batman
- Josh Brolin