That’s right, according to reports, the British actor has been approved by Warner Bros to become the Caped Crusader in the next film starring the titular hero.
Rumours have been circulating for some time that the 33-year-old would take on the iconic role, and now Deadline are reporting that he’s been given the green light over Nicholas Hoult.
Apparently, the studio spoke to the pair of actors yesterday after reviewing their auditions tapes, which led to them making their decision.
Matt Reeves will be directing the 2021 film The Batman, which will more or less reboot the character that Zach Snyder introduced with Batman vs Superman and Justice League. Whether or not it will be a prequel is unclear, but that seems unlikely since Warner Bros. will probably want to be able to cross Bruce Wayne with Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Shazam and co.
Previously, Reeves directed the brilliant War for the Planet of the Apes and before that, Cloverfield, and he seems like the perfect man for the job. Speaking of his appointment to direct The Batman, he said:
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply.
I am incredibly honoured and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”
The Batman is slated for a 25th June 2021 release.
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