BlacKkKlansman star John David Washington is teaming up with Christopher Nolan, the director behind Christian Bale’s Batman trilogy.
According to Variety, Christopher Nolan has tapped John David Washington to star in his next movie. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but the project is being described as a “massive, innovative, action blockbuster.”
Christopher Nolan recently completed the script for his next movie and now it’s gearing up to begin production later this year. The project does not yet have a title, but Warner Bros. plans to give it an IMAX release. Nolan is producing it alongside his partner Emma Thomas.
John David Washington broke out in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s HBO show Ballers. On the big screen, Washington was most recently seen in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and David Lowery’s The Old Man & the Gun.
For comic book fans, Christopher Nolan is best known for directing the Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale. His last project was the WWII action-drama Dunkirk, which won three Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing.
Warner Bros has set Christopher Nolan’s next movie for July 17, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on the project.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.