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.
Jensen Ackles wants to play Batman in Man of Steel 2
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 Vs. Superman comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.