New Batman Director Wants To Replace Ben Affleck With 'Surprise' Choice

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'The Batman' Director Rumored to Want Jake Gyllenhaal if Ben Affleck Exits

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

It's been said for months that Ben Affleck wants out of playing the DCEU Batman, and even Affleck himself has scoffed at playing Batman for two more movies and said he is trying to come up with a graceful exit from the role. If Reeves has his choice of a replacement, he wants Jake Gyllenhaal as the new savior of Gotham.

A video clip of Ben Affleck joking about sexual harassment in Hollywood during the "Justice League" press junket is going viral as the industry continues to expose sexual predators and grapple with numerous allegations against directors, actors, and more.

It's still to be seen whether the rumours turn out to be true. If one new rumor is to be believed, apparently Jake Gyllenhaal is being looked at for the job. I think that's an impossible task. Other actors who have played Batman include Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Michael Keaton. It is the fifth film in the DC Extended Universe after Man of Steel, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman. Originally, Affleck was set to write, direct and star in the film, but Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) took over the script and directing duties.

Still, there is a possibility that Affleck will return as Bruce Wayne in "The Batman" and maybe pass his cape down to another character. "I want to do a very point-of-view-driven [film]".

Despite this, Ben remains enthusiastic about the superhero concept and says the release of Justice League is occurring at the ideal moment. There's a lot of stuff going on in the world, from natural to man-made disasters, and it's really scary. It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require.

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