Ben Affleck may be the Batman for DC films right now, but that would that stop a former Dark Knight from returning to the cowl? Who knows, but Val Kilmer would be totally down for another round in Gotham.
The actor only starred as Bruce Wayne in one movie; Batman Forever in 1995. While the film didn't get the highest of praise, fans were always incredibly split about how they felt about Kilmer's portrayal of the character. With only one, very crowded, Batman movie to his name, we never really got the chance to see what Kilmer could truly do with the role.
During a recent AMA on Reddit, a fan asked Kilmer if he would be open to portraying Bruce Wayne in another movie. In a possibly surprising response, Kilmer said he would absolutely do it again.
After being asked the question, Kimler simply replied, "love to."
If the actor was, for whatever reason, asked to play Batman again, there's no telling how that could work. Ben Affleck is the current Dark Knight, and it wouldn't make sense to have another.
Unless, of course, WB decided to bring Kingdom Come to life. We can always dream...
Ben Affleck's Batman first appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will be seen next in Justice League this fall.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead, with åTeen Titans: The Judas Contract coming first on April 4, 2017. After that it's time for Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018. Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018, and Nightwing's solo feature is due sometime in 2019.