10 Actors Who Should Replace Cavill As Superman

8. Ryan Gosling

First Man Ryan Gosling
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Another actor who has more recently been linked with the role of Batman, Gosling may be Canadian but, since he’s already impressing playing one great American hero, there’s reason to believe he could do so as another.

A lot of what Gosling brings - his charisma and good looks, for instance - are obvious traits in any superhero really, but what really appeals to his Superman, much like it does his Batman, is that otherness he has about him.

It’d lend itself well to not only playing someone from another planet, but also as the unassuming journalist Clark Kent who is hiding a huge secret. Add in his dramatic chops - he's likely to get another Best Actor nomination at next year's Oscars - and he'd be a great fit to take the role up, up, and away.

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