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Alan Ritchson Really Wants To Play Batman, Discusses His True Superpower

"The dude is the smartest superhero there is."


Actor Alan Ritchson is once again reminding Hollywood that he wants to play Batman. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Reacher star discussed his desire to play the Caped Crusader and spoke about what he believes Batman's biggest superpower is.

"I would love to play Batman. There, I said it. I'll shout it from the rooftops--I want to be Bruce Wayne. Here's the thing about Batman: you know what his superpower is? Intelligence," Ritchson said. "The dude is the smartest superhero there is. He's inventive, he's got all the gadgets, but he's super smart. I want to be that guy. And also to have a cave with hyper cars."

Before this, Ritchson threw his name in the mix to play Batman, saying he would love to be considered for a future project. "With all the rumors flying that I'm supposed to be playing Batman, how can I knock Batman," he said. "I would love to play Batman."

Ritchson does have experience with DC, as he played Arthur Curry/Aquaman on Smallville. Robert Pattinson currently plays Batman and will be seen next in 2026's The Batman 2. This movie exists in the DC "Elseworlds," which leaves open the possibility for a different actor to play Batman in another project at the same time.

On the other side of the comic book aisle, Ritchson recently discussed his failed audition to play Thor. He said he believed he would get the part based on his looks alone, but that was not the case and Chris Hemsworth ultimately got the role.

Ritchson has multiple upcoming projects in the works, including Guy Ritchie's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and more episodes of Reacher on Prime Video.

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