There’s not a day that goes by without some form of DC rumor finding its way online.
Just yesterday, for instance, we learned that The Batman will apparently take some cues from Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One (even if it won’t be a direct adaptation), while also hearing that Warner Bros. was eyeing actors who are about 20 years younger than Ben Affleck to be their new Caped Crusader.
And now? Another rumor has popped up and this one comes to us from Geeks Worldwide’s KC Walsh, who claims that casting for the new Dark Knight will begin shortly, with the studio looking for a “25-30 male, lean and tall, someone they can build a franchise around.” Not only that, but Walsh believes we might hear something as early as October or, failing that, in December. Either way, we should know who’s been chosen by the end of the year.
It looks like it’s three and done for Ben Affleck’s Batman, then – remember, the actor also held a small cameo in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad – as Matt Reeves shifts gears in preparation of his “standalone franchise.” Now for the million-dollar question: who’ll come in to replace Affleck as the iconic hero?
Well, Jake Gyllenhaal appears to be out of the question entirely, having signed on to play the villainous Mysterio in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Not to mention that he’s also too old if WB really does want someone aged 25-30.
Truthfully, we can’t really say at this point who the studio may be eyeing, but if one thing’s for certain, it’s that Matt Reeves is gunning for a clean slate when it comes to The Batman, and after the relatively poor receptions to both Batman V Superman and Justice League, can you blame him?