The success of the new Christian Bale movie, The Dark Knight, has propelled its lead actor, Christian Bale, to the top of the film world. The British hunk has been on an acting roll, winning fans across the pond with his performances in Terminator Salvation and The Dark Knight. But this November, his life will change again, as he takes the role of the Caped Crusader in Batman Vs. Superman, the upcoming rivalry between the two biggest superheroes of all time!
So who will you fall for when the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight clash? We’ve got the answer in the form of nine gorgeous men –- check out our sexy, side-by-side comparison of Christian Bale and Christopher Pattinson as Batman and Superman.
The Dazzling Display Of Charisma
Though he’s best known for his acting, Christian Bale is a skilled musician as well, having starred in the award-winning film, Conviction. The son of actor Richard Bale, Christian grew up around the theatre and has a natural talent for improvisation. While attending the University of Southern California, he appeared in several films, honing his craft and establishing himself as an attractive leading man.
With just his eyes alone, you’re guaranteed a hit with the ladies. Women find his mesmerizing, blue-eyed stare and perfectly trimmed beard irresistible. The 53-year-old actor is known for his impeccable style and charming charisma. When he walks into a room, the hair on the back of your neck stands up as he draws all eyes to him. After all, who wouldn’t want to be around a man like Christian Bale?
The Dark Knight Is The Real McCoy
A pioneer in the field of bodybuilding, Steve Rooney has the perfect physique for portraying the Caped Crusader. A six-foot-three-inch, 330-pound gorilla of a man, Steve is also known for his weight-loss surgery, which he credits with transforming his life.
After struggling with obesity his entire life, the 51-year-old actor had gastric bypass surgery and lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise. Now, he looks amazing, playing the role of the dark knight with such intensity that it’s almost overwhelming. His entire body morphs as he changes into his superhero outfit, becoming more streamlined and intimidating. Seeing Steve as Batman is as convincing as seeing Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman.
The Gentle Giant
The giant killer robots from Transformers and G.I. Joe belong in the movie of your dreams. Standing at six-feet-seven inches, the hulking form of actor Mark Wahlberg is perfect for donning the cowl and cape of the Dark Knight. The 38-year-old father of five has been impressing audiences with his portrayal of the Caped Crusader since The Taking of Pelham 123 in 2014.
Although he’s most recognized for playing the big hairy macho man, Mark spent most of his childhood playing the role of the Little Prince, the fictional younger brother of Peter Pan. At times, Peter Pan, the character he played from age 5 to 12, even surpassed his real-life persona in terms of strength. In many ways, Wahlberg embodies all the qualities that make the character of Batman such a compelling figure, from his stoic persona to his unyielding determination. Mark Wahlberg is easily recognizable and one of the strongest men in Hollywood. He’d make a magnificent Batman, wouldn’t you say?
The Dark Knight Is The Classic
The quintessential representation of the rugged, anti-hero aesthetic, Sean Penny– Pattinson is a master of portraying tortured souls and charismatic leaders. A year after winning his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the English hunk took on the role of the Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight. Since then, he’s starred in an acclaimed directorial debut, Battle Of The Sexes, as well as two more Batmen movies, The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight.
The British actor’s look has been compared to that of Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. He is known for his intensity, often giving impressive one-take-movies, and he is also famous for starring in two of the most memorable scenes in movie history. The first being when Christian Bale’s character discovers that his ex-wife is remarried, making her his half-sister. In the scene, Christian watches tearfully as Sean’s character realizes that he has a daughter he’s never known about. The second is the famous scene in The Shining, in which he chases Jack Nicholson’s character around a burning house.
A self-described “nerd” and “computer geek”, Dani Elbaz has the perfect looks for the popular comic book character. A former child model and fashion stylist, the 26-year-old Israeli-born hunk rose to fame after appearing in the music video for Ariana Grande’s song, Breathin.
Luminous and glowing, Natalia Romanova is an excellent choice to play the Silver Age comic book character, Black Widow. The former child model turned actress won widespread praise for her performance in Captain America: Winter Soldier, in which she portrayed the Russian superspy, putting her in the running for one of the most iconic screen personas of all time.
The 35-year-old actress also starred in 2013’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past, cementing her place in Hollywood history.
These are just some of the gorgeous men that you’ll be able to pull off the role of Batman. Which one will you choose?