Man of Steel or Batman? Although he was one of the best, if not the best, version of Superman, Henry Cavill could pass as Bruce Wayne and Batman and fill out the role quite nicely. Before rabid Batman fans, especially Ben Affleck fans, get mad, they should look at these AI images of Cavill in the Batsuite. These look amazing and prove that Cavill could also wear the Cowl and Cape in an Elseworld Superman Speeding Bullets film if one were ever made.
Warner Bros dragged their feet for almost a decade and refused to greenlight a Man of Steel sequel. Luckily for fans, Cavill’s other prominent portrayal as Superman was in Zack Snyder’s unofficial Man of Steelsequel, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film attempted to kill two birds with one stone and tell another Superman story while tapping into the consumer’s insatiable hunger for Batman.
The last film to feature the character was 2017’s Justice League. Superman was teased in Black Adam in 2022 via a short cameo, but sadly, Cavill exited the role soon after. Despite wearing Superman’s mantle for almost a decade, Cavill was underutilized by Warner in his role. His version of the character was outstanding but had the potential to grow even more.
Cavill’s casting and performance convinced many people he was the definitive version of the character after Christopher Reeve’s iconic portrayal in the ’70s and ’80s. Ben Affleck was also a great casting decision. After Christian Bale’s terrific performance as Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy, it seems that no one else could ever wear the cowl again.
Affleck faced plenty of backlash and scorn when it was announced that he would portray the Caped Crusader in a new Batman film. Affleck proved the naysayers wrong, giving an electric performance as Bruce Wayne and Batman. Not only was he superb in the role, but Affleck’s visage and overall physique proved unmatched in its similarity to Batman’s comic book depiction.
Each of these fine actors was perfectly cast as Batman and Superman. That said, Cavill’s image in AI-generated depictions of him as Batman is striking. The actor looks shockingly good in the Batsuit. Cavill’s face and physique could easily pass for Bruce Wayne and Batman. Claudia Catherine Nieft released particularly compelling images of Henry Cavill as Batman on the Cursed AI Facebook group, showing just how perfectly Cavill could have slipped into the role of Batman if he had been given a chance.
Cavill could easily have been offered the role of Batman if things had been different in his career. It would be interesting to witness Cavill play Bruce. Would he be able to conjure a playboy persona, and could he step into character as Batman? How would Batman’s dark and broody personality fit with Cavill in the role? We will never see the actor in the cowl, but based on these images, he could easily switch between Superman and Batman.
Henry Cavill became an icon when he played Superman.
Cavill and Ben Affleck were perfectly cast as Superman and Batman, respectively.
AI images of Cavill as Batman are striking and prove that the actor could appear as the Dark Knight.
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