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In 2013, his casting as the most popular icon in the entire stable of DC Comics characters sent shockwaves through the devoted community of enthusiasts dedicated to the Dark Knight Detective, Batman. Some saw his casting as incongruous with the character they knew, while others were excited by the possibilities that his wearing the cape and cowl would represent.
In the end, we got three very different kinds of appearances seeing this actor as the steward of the Batman character, championed by different directors and screenwriters in each successive turn to land on a portrayal that was a bit inconsistent, save for the man at the center. Now that it’s been officially confirmed by industry trades and the man himself that he will not be reprising the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in…