Actor Michael C. Hall, who portrayed a version of Batman in the animated film Justice League: Gods and Monsters, says that he would like to take a stab at doing the character in live-action as well.
The 2015 film was part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line, which goes directly to DVD. This particular entry was an odd creation, showing very different (and generally darker) takes on the classic DC Comics heroes. In Batman’s case, it was an old standby—he was a vampire. (Also, the character was not Bruce Wayne, but Kirk Langstrom, who is usually the villain Man-Bat.)
Hall himself noted the differences between vampire!Batman and his traditional counterpart in an interview.
“But Batman, generally, I like him as a superhero, because he’s not as sort of remarkably endowed with some sort of superpowers he’s just smart. And the suit!” he added.
When asked if he would like to try for a live-action version, he said “‘I’m Batman, tell your friends about me.’ I love that, that was the Michael Keaton version,” he said, alluding to the actor of the 1989 and 1992 movies. “Well, thanks, sure–I’m all for that.”
Hall is perhaps best known for playing the title character of the TV series Dexter, about a man driven by murderous impulses who nevertheless chooses to use them against other serial killers. So basically, he has experience playing dark vigilantes. He is also about the right age to play the older, veteran version of Batman currently running around in the DC Extended Universe.
That role is currently being filled by Ben Affleck, who depicted the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and most recently Justice League. He was also set to star in an upcoming The Batman movie, but rumor says that he wants to exit the franchise, leaving his involvement in that or any other movie questionable. (He was also set to direct that movie originally, but has since stepped down, being replaced by Matt Reeve.)
If Affleck does drop the role, someone will be needed to take his place. Could Hall be the man? Just because he has expressed interest in the job does not mean that Warner Bros. would want to hire him, but the studio could do worse finding a replacement.