We pick some contenders to fill the boots of 'The Dark Knight Rises'' Christian Bale
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You know him from: "The Social Network" and "J. Edgar."
Why he'd be good: He's the right size for Batman and seems primed for a starring action role (we'll soon see him in that a similar mode in Tarsem Singh's "Mirror Mirror"). He was George Miller's pick to play the Caped Crusader in the abandoned "Justice League" movie.
On second thought: After a stunning dual performance as the Winklevoss twins in "Network," Hammer seemed woefully out of depth with the heavy-handed drama of Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar."