While Warner Bros. and DC Comics slowly but surely build a movie universe that will hopefully lead to the 'Justice League' film we've all been craving, one actor has made it clear that he's not interested in participating: the Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale. That means the role will eventually be recast. The question is, who should take his place?

Of course, we all know that Batman, not unlike James Bond, has gone through many incarnations already, and will go through many more in the future. But Bale's portrayal of Bruce Wayne is so ingrained into the current pop culture's consciousness, it's hard to picture any other actor portraying the Caped Crusader. The 'Justice League' film is hopefully a few (maybe several?) years away, and so when Batman arrives on the screen in that film, it will almost certainly be played by a new actor. (Maybe Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Probably not.)

Who's your pick to play Batman in 'Justice League' or any superhero movie in this new 'Man of Steel'-led DC cinematic universe? Vote in our poll, and sound off in the comments section!