RUMOR: BATMAN Role Is Jake Gyllenhaal's If Ben Affleck Walks; Matt Reeves' Film WILL Be Part Of The DCEU

Yes, we're still getting conflicting reports on this whole situation. Click on for the latest rumors relating to Ben Affleck's tenure as The Dark Knight and the status of Matt Reeves' solo Batman movie...

We're all sick of hearing about this now, but until Warner Bros. decides to make some sort of official statement on what the heck is going on with Matt Reeves' The Batman and Ben Affleck's future as the character, it's inevitable that the rumors will continue.

Conflicting Reports Continue To Emerge About Ben Affleck Returning To Play BATMAN - Here's The Latest

This latest one comes courtesy of Revenge of The Fans, and contradicts a recent report that Reeves' film will not be a part of the DC Films Universe. According to EIC Mario-Francisco Robles' studio sources, “Batman is DC proper. Reeves’ Batman is connected. Just its own story.”

Based on this and comments Reeves himself has made previoulsy, it seems The Batman will exist within the same continuity as Justice league and the other DCEU movies, but we shouldn't expect to see the likes of Wonder Woman and Aquaman drop by Wayne Manor for a cuppa.

We also have a (possible) update on Ben Affleck's tenure as the Caped Crusader. Apparently, WB has now "soured" on the actor as Batman and has stopped trying to convince him to stay in the cape n' cowl, but Affleck is still under contract. If, however, he does ultimately decide to walk away, a replacement is waiting in the wings.


“Gyllenhaal is probably Batman. Affleck is not out of it yet. That’s the thing, he still has a contract. But the studio is sour on him. If Ben rolls, Jake is in. Kind of a weird web. These guys both know they control each other’s destiny.”

Hopefully we'll get some solid answers on this Batman situation soon, but in the meantime, let us know what you make of these latest rumors in the comments below.
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