New fan art features Jake Gyllenhaal replacing Ben Affleck as Batman in the DC Extended Universe.
Jake Gyllenhaal has been one of many names commonly thrown around by fans as a good choice to play Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie if Ben Affleck doesn’t return. The actor has yet to be cast in the role but he will be playing another iconic comic book character this July when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters. Jake Gyllenhaal is playing the film’s villain Mysterio but a new piece of DC fan art features the actor in a much more heroic role.
A new piece of awesome fan art has appeared on Instagram to give fans a glimpse at what Jake Gyllenhaal could look like as the next live-action Batman. The last Batman solo movie to be released on the big screen was 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, which was the highest grossing DC movie up until recently when Aquaman outgrossed the film’s worldwide box office total. Since then Ben Affleck has portrayed the Caped Crusader in films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. There’s still no official word on whether or not Ben Affleck will return to the big screen in the iconic role but in the meantime, check out the awesome art featuring Jake Gyllenhaal in the post below.
DCEU fans won’t have to wait too long to see Gotham City on the big screen again. This October, Warner Bros. is releasing an origin story for the Joker, simply titled Joker, with Joaquin Phoenix starring as the titular Rogues Gallery villain. Next year, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will bring iconic Batman characters such as Batgirl, Huntress, and Black Mask to the DCEU as well. As the title suggests, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, who made her debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad, will also be one of the main characters in the film.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Matt Reeves’ Batman film as soon as more information becomes available. Do you think Jake Gyllenhaal would be a good replacement for Ben Affleck in the DCEU? If not, then who do you think would be a good choice to take over the mantle of the Dark Knight on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto’s Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos