The iconic character of Batman has been immortalized by a lot of talented actors over the years, actually 9 to be exact. The man who logged the most hours in the Batcave was, of course, Adam West.
After facing a lot of backlash, Michael Keaton proved everyone wrong with his portrayal of the character.
And obviously, Christian Bale is a fan favourite.
The current Batman is Ben Affleck, as everyone knows.
But, if rumours are to be believed, we’re getting a new Batman sooner than we expected. The latest person to join this elite group of people could be none other than Jake Gyllenhaal.
After ‘Justice League’, a lot of changes have been happening behind-the-scenes in the world of the DCEU, and the main one being some alterations to the character of Batman. Along with that, rumours of Jake Gyllenhaal taking over as Bruce Wayne for Matt Reeves’ solo Batman movie have surfaced again.
Initially, Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ received a lot of backlash from the fans, because let’s be real, that was quite a downgrade after Christian Bale. Even though Warner Bros. apparently went to great lengths to keep Affleck around in the past, the studio has “soured” on him now, reportedly. Moreover, the studio also has Jake Gyllenhaal waiting in the wings as a possible replacement, apparently.
However, these are all rumours right now. Ben has to at least finish his contract for now and only then can Jake come on board. But, this news lines up with the rumours about a possible recasting taking place, so it seems feasible enough to take seriously. Just the possibilty of Jake as Batman is so exciting, I don’t know what we’ll do if and when it actually happens.
And, it turns out everyone else is as excited as we are about this possibility. Here’s what people are saying about the rumours resurfacing.
JAKE GYLLENHAAL MIGHT ACTUALLY BE PLAYING BATMAN MY WIG IS GETTING BALD ALREADY
— g (@softgyllen) January 16, 2018
Word is heating up that Batman is Jake Gyllenhaal’s to lose. We shall see.
Tbh, I think he’d be an absolutely fantastic Batman.
— Ç¤âœªÉƒÉŒÆ—?Å? Ç¤ÉŒâœªÉŽ (@GBRIELGRY) January 17, 2018
Jake Gyllenhaal as Batman please God if you’re there make it happen.
— Nova (@MuseOnTheMoon) January 17, 2018
If Jake Gyllenhaal plays Batman count me as a DC fan. Jake is the loml ðŸ˜?ðŸ˜› pic.twitter.com/owiH7PqQbC
— zwalk ðŸ¥€ (@zariawalker_) January 17, 2018
bitch I don’t give a FUCK abt batman but if jake gyllenhaal really start playing him catch me in the theatre!!
— ryan magee destroyer (@uglylesb) January 17, 2018
me: idgaf about Batman he can go hide in a cave for all I care
Hollywood: Jake Gyllenhaal MIGHT be Batman. This is a RUMOR.
— emo dad (@fatsoburgers) January 17, 2018
Well, let’s just wait and see what happens.