Now that it’s officially been revealed that Ben Affleck won’t be starring in the title role for the next Batman movie, who will take over? The next movie is set to be directed by Matt Reeves and slated for release in June 2021, but no news yet as to which star will be portraying the role of the next Batman.
All we know right now for sure regarding who will play the next Batman is that director Matt Reeves wants to tell the story of a younger Bruce Wayne. So, a younger actor will probably be cast in the lead role.
As nothing has yet been announced regarding the cast, let’s take a look at some of the possibilities for the next Batman.
With Kit Harrington’s run on the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, soon coming to an end, he might be available to take over the role. He would be an awesome choice. We’ve already seen from his eight seasons on Game of Thrones that he has a wide range of skills as an actor and he has the right look, too.
Having a Batman of colour would be a cool, progressive movie, and who better to play the first black Batman than Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Not only does the actor/rapper already know all about alter-egos (just like Bruce Wayne), he is a self-proclaimed geek and superhero fan. Batman even gets a mention in his 2011-song, Freaks and Geeks.
Although he might not be the right age for a younger version of Batman, Will Arnett (who voices Batman in the LEGO movie franchise) has tongue-in-cheekly expressed his interest in being the next Batman.
— Variety (@Variety) February 2, 2019
In terms of rumours regarding who will be the next Batman, Jake Gyllenhaal is definitely one of the most referenced. He is apparently director Matt Reeves’s top choice to portray the role. But this is again, only rumours. He is currently involved in another superhero project – he is portraying the role of Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home movie.
In terms of what fans want, especially younger fans (who Matt Reeves might be targeting the next Batman movie at), Timothée Chalamet is a favourite. The Beautiful Boy actor has himself admitted to being a fan of The Dark Knight movies, so it might be a perfect fit if he is chosen for the role.
— Variety (@Variety) October 9, 2018
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