'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'.
Jensen Ackles wants to play Batman in Man of Steel 2
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 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.


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Comments (72)

  1. Harry Rhys Williams

    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.

    8 months agoby @Harry-Rhys-WilliamsFlag

  2. ForeverSpn!

    Jensen has all the ingredients to become Batman!

    8 months agoby @ForeverSpnFlag

  3. Calixto Gomez

    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

    8 months agoby @Calixto-GomezFlag

  4. Nicola Ackles Filan

    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!!

    8 months agoby @jensenspervFlag

  5. Sean

    @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.

    8 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Darkknightbats25

    Eric Bana as Batman for sure!

    8 months agoby @darkknightbats25Flag

  7. Sean

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

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. ace889

    Karl Urban for Batman!!!!!!!

    9 months agoby @ace889Flag

  9. Heather MacDonald

    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! :)

    9 months agoby @Heather-MacDonaldFlag

  10. Xenon

    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.

    9 months agoby @xenon56Flag

  11. skywise

    I could definitely get behind that.

    9 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Clint

    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.

    9 months agoby @pack-rulz1978Flag

  13. Dinasw

    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.

    9 months agoby @dinaswFlag

  14. cassandrax

    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]

    9 months agoby @cassandraxFlag

  15. Tvgirl76

    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.

    9 months agoby @tvgirl76Flag

  16. Hideki Ryuga

    @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

    9 months agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  17. Diaigma

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

    9 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  18. ejk1

    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.

    9 months agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. mrs. robinson

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

    9 months agoby @mrs-robinsonFlag

  20. Mandragora

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

    9 months agoby @MandragoraFlag

  21. Justin Ricco

    Jensen Ackles is a promising choice. Found out that he's exactly Henry Cavill's height: 6'1''. Great actor. I think he has a good chance at the part if he puts a little more effort into putting on more muscle.

    9 months agoby @Justin-RiccoFlag

  22. Inna

    Jensen Ackles is best choice for Batman and Bruce Wayne!

    9 months agoby @Inna-74785540Flag

  23. Xavier Juarez

    He'd be a great Bruce Wayne, but Batman? He looks too bulky. Batman has to be able to fight all kinds of fighting styles, Jensen looks more like a brawler. But who knows, maybe with the right kind of training...

    9 months agoby @Xavier-JuarezFlag

  24. Max Gonzalez

    he should he stick to chasing demons back to Hell, he just don't fit as batman at all.

    9 months agoby @Max-GonzalezFlag

  25. Mieko_Siede

    I like the idea of Tyler aka Derek from Teen Wolf. But I also like the idea of Jensen. I'd like to see him in an A list movie and given the fact this is in his wheel house with his long running series, Supernatural. I'm a large fan of the show. He doesn't have the size but I believe most things can be managed if the product is quality.

    9 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  26. Nick C.

    And while we're at it, if they do go with The Joker or The Riddler, i wouldn't mind seeing Noah Segan as either. Thought he was great in Looper, and I just watched Deadgirl today and felt this eerie Joker-ish vibe coming from him as the movie got closer and closer to its finale. He's got the voice that I think would fit The Joker's trademark laugh, but he's also got this c*ckiness/attitude to his voice that I noticed in Deadgirl that I think would be good for The Riddler, kind of like just poking and prodding at Batman's brain, knowing that he's getting to him mentally, and that satisfaction just fuels him even more. But, that's my two cents lol

    9 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  27. Sean

    @shuabert That's true, meaning about what you said about him and Henry Cavill.

    9 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  28. Nick C.

    @felipe-11 lmao, you beat me to it

    9 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  29. Joshua Hollaway

    HELL YES!

    9 months agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag