Star Wars: Episode IX actor Oscar Isaac has responded to the rumors surrounding him as a possible contender to join the cast of DC’s next Batman film, The Batman.
Rumors began to swirl last summer after reports emerged suggesting the Star Wars actor had met with director Matt Reeves for a role in his upcoming project, a standalone Batman film which has now been confirmed to feature a younger Caped Crusader beginning his career as the Gotham City hero.
Speaking with Metro, Oscar Isaac shot down the rumor, explaining that he hasn’t had any conversations regarding the Matt Reeves film while keeping an open mind as far as working with the director in the future:
“No. I have only read it online like everyone else. I haven’t had any conversations about Batman, unfortunately, but I am sure it is going to be great. Matt Reeves is such a great director. Yeah, he can get my number.”
Plot details remain under wraps, however, Matt Reeves’ project is set to feature a rogues gallery villains, including The Penguin which could be the film’s main villain. While the film’s inspiration remains unclear, the director himself has confirmed the film will not be based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic directly and will focus on Batman as the World’s Greatest Detective much more than big-screen adaptations of the superhero have in the past.
So what do you think? Would you like to see Oscar Isaac appear in Matt Reeves’ new take on The Dark Knight? What role would you like to see the Star Wars actor play?
Matt Reeves’ film is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, and New Gods. Meanwhile, production on DC’s Birds of Prey spin-off titled Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie is currently underway in Los Angeles, CA.
The DCEU continues forward 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.
The Batman is currently slated to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC cinematic universe as we learn it.