Jonathon Moran, The Sunday Telegraph, reports
As outrage continues online over the announcement of Ben Affleck's casting as Batman in the next superhero flick, Confidential feels our Aussie actors have been overlooked for the role of the caped crusader.
So we've put together a list of locals who would have been perfect for the Gotham City job.
There's the obvious Sam Worthington, who is one of the most in-demand actors thanks to roles in Avatar and Terminator Salvation.
Chris Hemsworth has the commanding presence and proved he's got the superhero x factor as Thor in The Avengers. And then there's Hugh Jackman, who would easily pull off the gig.
Jai Courtney may not yet be a household name but he could also be a contender, given his recent run in Jack Reacher and A Good Day To Die Hard.
A dark horse would have been Josh Lawson, who has forged an impressive career in Hollywood with roles in films including The Campaign and Anchorman.
Russell Crowe didn't make our list. That would be strange given he played Superman's dad in the most recent blockbuster, Man of Steel.
Affleck's casting in the yet-to-be titled film, to be directed by Zack Snyder, was announced on Friday and instantly caused ripples across social media with critics calling for Warner Bros to revoke the decision.