Actors who were almost cast as Batman
Batman, and everything that goes along with him, is big business. Every new Batman movie or TV series is almost a guaranteed cash bonanza, even though each successive film has to live up to previous Batman incarnations, including Christopher Nolan's acclaimed "Dark Knight" trilogy and Tim Burton's 1989 movie. This means a lot of time and effort go into selecting which actor will play Batman each time, a decision that depends on the approval of the director, producers, DC Comics, production company executives, and even the fans. A lot of actors have been considered—and a lot of actors have been rejected. Here are a few who just barely missed out on portraying the Caped Crusader.