See David Corenswet’s Superman With Jake Gyllenhaal As Batman In Stunning DCU Fan Art

Jake Gyllenhaal becomes The Brave and The Bold's Batman with David Corenswet's Superman!

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Jake Gyllenhaal becomes Batman alongside David Corenswet’s Superman in a cool piece of DC Universe fan art.

The fan art comes courtesy of Instagram user @spdrmnkyxxiii and the artist added: “[Jake Gyllenhaal] has showed interest in wanting to play Batman and I really he hope he gets a shot. I genuinely love Gyllenhaal as an actor and I think his take will be great alongside [David Corenswet]’s Superman.”

Superman starring Corenswet is currently in production and is the first DC Universe movie from DC Studios. Written and directed by DC Studios co-head James Gunn, Superman centers on the Man of Steel embarking on a journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent.

Could we actually see Jake Gyllenhaal as Batman in James Gunn’s DC Universe?

While the DCU Batman will be introduced in The Brave and the Bold, there is currently neither a script nor a writer hired at this stage, let alone an actor in consideration for Bruce Wayne, regardless of what the online chatter might be. In the meantime, DC fans are imagining what contenders like Gyllenhaal would look like. A fanboy can dream.

Gyllenhaal currently stars in the new Road House reboot, which is available on Amazon Prime Video. As sliced and diced as he is in that movie, and no doubt he looks like a comic-accurate Bruce Wayne come to life, the problem is that the actor is also 43 years old.

Given that The Brave and the Bold at the earliest is two years away, Gyllenhaal would be 45 years old by the time he dons Batman’s cape and cowl.

Gyllenhaal recently expressed a mix of excitement and apprehension when asked about the possibility of taking on the iconic role of Batman within the DC Universe. “Oh, man. That’s a classic. It’s an honor,” Gyllenhaal told ScreenRant. “I think about like the history of actors that have played that role throughout time, and I’m intimidated by that. So that’s the first level. That’s what I’m working on right now. But of course. It would be an honor always. Those types of things and those roles are classics.”

Gyllenhaal was actually in the running to play Batman/Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins back in the early 2000s. He was one of the actors who auditioned and screen-tested for the role that ultimately went to Christian Bale in 2005’s Batman Begins, which kicked off Nolan’s acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy.

Superman is currently scheduled to open in theaters on July 11, 2025. 

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.