Digital artist Mizuri has created an image featuring Jake Gyllenhaal replacing Ben Affleck’s Batman with the classic white-eyed cowl.
After Ben Affleck confirmed he will not reprise his role as the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, fans began suggesting potential successors for the role and Jake Gyllenhaal is a frequently mentioned name. Now, digital artist Mizuri has created fan art that imagines what Jake Gyllenhaal would look like as Batman with the classic white-eyed cowl seen in the comics and animated depictions of the Dark Knight.
You can check out the image of Jake Gyllenhaal replacing Ben Affleck as Batman in the post below!
Do you think Jake Gyllenhaal would be a worthy successor to replace Ben Affleck as Batman? Or would you rather see someone else besides Jake Gyllenhaal? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Jake Gyllenhaal has been one of the most popular names amongst fans to take over for Ben Affleck who retired from the role of Batman earlier this year. After struggling to crack the script for The Batman film he was supposed to originally write, direct, and star in, Ben Affleck dropped, giving Matt Reeves a new start with his project which will now feature a younger actor as Batman. In addition to being rumored at one point before signing on as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal’s name has been mentioned repeatedly along with other rumored contenders such as Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, Noah Centineo, Jack O’Connell, Kit Harrington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard Madden, Robert Pattinson, and Armie Hammer.
Plot details for The Batman are under wraps, though the project has been rumored to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader, and even once rumored to feature Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced a younger version of the DC superhero. The Penguin will be featured as an antagonist in the film along with an unknown rogues gallery of villains. While DC is set to restart Batman’s story on the big screen, Matt Reeves has confirmed that The Batman will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. Unfortunately for fans of Ben Affleck, the actor has confirmed he will not be returning to reprise his role for Matt Reeves’ standalone film.
The Batman is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. The list also includes The Suicide Squad, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Nightwing, Supergirl and New Gods.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the film and all of Warner Bros. upcoming DC Films and television projects!
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.
Suicide Squad Characters That Can Appear In The James Gunn Sequel
James Gunn is directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. but that comes at a cost.
When the first Suicide Squad was about to hit theaters DC fans were completely ecstatic. The trailers looked great and the feel of the movie was much different than the darkness that preceded it in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This movie was expected to be one of DC’s biggest hits and it turned out to be one of the biggest let-downs of all time.
Suicide Squad was bad and its reviews reflected that. It was one of the only movies I’ve ever been upset at and it made me want to leave the theater. A sequel was announced because the film did well at the box office, going through a number of drafts until James Gunn was brought on to write it. With James Gunn now officially set to direct The Suicide Squad, it looks like the film will be a bit of a soft reboot.
Last night was a bit of a DC maelstrom of news. We got the release dates and official titles of Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Both movies will be hitting theaters in Summer 2021. Throughout all of the chaos a small tidbit surfaced about The Suicide Squad: the James Gunn-directed film will be some sort of relaunch with new characters and actors. Here are the characters I think James Gunn should introduce in his Suicide Squad movie. Hit Next to view all of my choices.
Warner Bros. and DC may want to reboot Suicide Squad, but it would be seriously dumb for them to recast Amanda Waller. Viola Davis was one of the saving graces of the first film and bringing her back is the smart thing to do. Amanda Waller is the one that puts the group together and she shouldn’t be changed due to a new director.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II made his debut as Black Manta in Aquaman and he didn’t get much screen time. The Suicide Squad is the best place for Black Manta to receive some character development and for audiences to see him grow as a villain. Black Manta is a main squad member in the New 52 and I think James Gunn could do the character justice.
Another bright spot from the first film: Will Smith as Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot. Will Smith is one of the most famous actors of all time and throughout every review of Suicide Squad his character shines. His charisma and screen presence dominated the film. Not bringing Smith back would be sabotaging the sequel as fans will expect the actor to return following his great performance.
Joe Manganiello made his debut as Deathstroke in the post-credits scene of Justice League. His character wasn’t as eager for a team-up as Lex Luthor, but we could see the assassin enroll in the Suicide Squad. It could be great for Manganiello as his Deathstroke film has been put on the back-burner.
This character is unlikely to show up in The Suicide Squad as she’s being heavily utilized in The Flash series on The CW. But, if James Gunn does get his hands on Killer Frost, I guarantee the character will not be a complete shitshow like in the series. Hopefully the director can make Killer Frost as villainous as possible.
Poison Ivy will definitely return to the big screen. Pamela Isley made her big screen debut in Batman & Robin with Uma Thurman playing the character and while that film is so campily terrible, fans are looking forward to a modern take on the iconic DC Comics villain. Poison Ivy is rumored to be part of a Gotham City Sirens film and a rumored Birds of Prey versus The Gotham City Siren project. Ivy could definitely make her DC Extended Universe debut in The Suicide Squad and then return for more movies.
King Shark was supposed to be in the first Suicide Squad, but ultimately didn’t make the cut. The concept art of the character shows the cold-blooded amphibious mutant in a Hawaiian shirt looking like a totally monstrous shark. If James Gunn does decide to utilize this character it would be fun to see what he does on screen.
Bronze Tiger was heavily featured in the first half of Arrow season 7. He was a major help to Oliver Queen during his tenure in prison. But Arrow hasn’t done a very accurate version of Bronze Tiger and The Suicide Squad could be the first place we get to see Ben Turner really let loose.
Bane is an interesting choice to join The Suicide Squad. He is a member in the comics and even the first film had some concept art featuring his mask. Fans are clamoring for Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista to join the film as the iconic Batman villain, having the actor reunite with James Gunn.