Karl Urban surprised by links to Batman role, but says he's 'open' to it video

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Karl Urban's new movie Bent is set for release in the US next month.

Kiwi actor Karl Urban says he'd be "open" to playing Batman if Ben Affleck leaves the role.

Speaking to film news site JoBlo.com about his new film Bent, Urban said he was "open to any and all opportunities".

He was told by the interviewer that he often popped up in fan castings for Batman, and asked if he had any interest in the role.

Could Karl Urban be the next Dark Knight? He's a popular choice with fans and says he's "open" to the role.
Gareth Cattermole

Could Karl Urban be the next Dark Knight? He's a popular choice with fans and says he's "open" to the role.

"Oh, really? Wow. I don't know. I haven't really contemplated that," he said.

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"Usually the way the process works for me is I get sent projects, sent scripts and I read them, meet with the filmmakers and really on that basis choose to get involved."

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Urban said his favourite Batman film was The Dark Knight. "Chris Nolan is just an extraordinary director and I thought Christian Bale was a fantastic Batman and obviously with such talent like Heath Ledger that was the perfect comic book movie right there," he said.

Batman wouldn't be Urban's first foray into comic book adaptations - he played Judge Dredd in the 2012 film Dredd.

He also said he'd that as a fan of Alien and Blade Runner, he would be keen to work on a Ridley Scott film at some stage in his career.

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd: He does look good with only half his face showing.

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd: He does look good with only half his face showing.

In the same interview, Urban revealed he expected to be back on set filming a Star Trek movie some time next year.

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