Jake Gyllenhaal will be the next Batman?

Will Jake Gyllenhaal Replace Ben Affleck as Batman?

The DC and Warner Bros have yet again be strictly scrutinized by the critics on Justice League.

Movie sets, of course, are packed with memorabilia, so it will be interesting to see if any other members of Justice League will share similar tales of receiving studio bills for props that "accidentally" ended up in their personal possession. While many called it an improvement from Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, it still wasn't enough to bring down the mighty Avengers. His name has been supposedly floated as a candidate, but there's no guarantee that he'll sign on or that Warner Bros would pick him.

While the comic book ouija board does point to an exit, it still hasn't been officially confirmed whether or not Ben Affleck will wear the Bat codpiece for the long-gestating "The Batman".

So who might replace Affleck?

Gyllenhaal, fought for the role of Batman about a decade ago when Christopher Nolan auditioned him for "Batman Begins" (he had also gone up for Spider-Man). It has worked its way through a couple of directors (Matt Reeves is now in the chair) and even more scripts. Reeves considers Gyllenhaal to be the next in line for the Batman if such a development takes place. Affleck has appeared in two movies and a change in the actor might not be just right.

"To now look back on it and think gosh some other people were going through something really ugly and disturbing and hard and bad and terrifying...the only thing I could think to do is to give my residuals from my Harvey movies to a couple of organisations that I think are making a difference and try to reconcile that", he said.

According to Screen Crush's John Campea, Jake Gyllenhaal - who was actually a frontrunner for Batman a few years back, if you'll recall - is Reeves' top pick to take over the rubber suit. But when asked by Extra TV if he'll be around for five movies, he offered a less than encouraging, "I don't know about that. we'll see what the future holds".

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