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Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Ben Affleck as Batman?

19 November 2017 - 17:00

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The second movie featuring Ben Affleck as Batman just premiered and now rumours are spreading that he might be replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal. 

According to Collider Journalist John Campea, Jake Gyllenhaal has already met with director Mark Reeves, who is going to direct a solo Batman movie after Affleck stepped down. 

"That is the name that was floated," he said. "There has been some conversations, but it's not a sure thing this is happening. It's not a lock, it may not happen."

This would not be the first time Gyllenhaal has come across a superhero role. According to rumours he was to replace Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2 after the actor suffered a back injury. He even audition for Christopher Noland's Batman Begins, but lost the role to Christian Bale. DC also offered the 36 year old actor the role of Rick Flag in Suicide Squad after Tom Hardy dropped out of the project.

Since the announcment of Affleck stepping down from directing the solo Batman project, several rumours have gone around questioning whether he is going continue his role. However the claims were denied by Affleck at this year's Comic Con. 

"Let me be clear. I'm the luckiest guy. Batman is the coolest f------ part in any universe – DC, Marvel. I'm so excited to do it. I think there's this misconception that because I'm not directing it I'm not doing it, but I'm so excited to be Batman."

John Campea has also said that the decision to remove Affleck as Batman was made at the beginning of 2017, however the official announcement has been delayed until after the release of Justice League.


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