Joe Manganiello – "True Blood's" Joe Manganiello also made the THR shortlist and would definitely have raised Batman's sexy quotient.
Idris Elba – Twitter users may not have been entirely serious when they ranked Idris Elba in the #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck suggestions, but since producers haven't figured out how to make the British actor the new James Bond we'd take him as Batman.
Channing Tatum – Imagine the moves Batman would have if Channing Tatum had been selected.
Matthew Goode – "Stoker" star Matthew Goode would have been another good Brit for the role.
Why not this guy for Batman? – Come on. It's Ryan Gosling!
Jon Hamm – Jon Hamm is sort of a man of mystery as Don Draper on "Mad Men" so Batman wouldn't have been a huge stretch, would it?
Armie Hammer – Armie Hammer starred in "The Lone Ranger," so he has action film experience. And he is adorable.
Benjamin McKenzie – Ben McKenzie from "The O.C." and "Southland" already voiced Batman for the 2011 animated film "Batman: Year One" so he is familiar with the territory. Plus, he now plays a young Commissioner Gordon on Fox's Batman prequel, "Gotham."
Richard Armitage – British actor Richard Armitage looks darn spiffy in a tux and that's half the battle in playing Batman.
Will Smith – Will Smith hasn't had a major hit in awhile. We're just saying.