– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Do you have whiplash yet from all the Batman coverage? I’m sorry to say it, but we have another piece of news here for you.

Earlier today we reported on John Campea’s revelation that The Batman director Matt Reeves had someone in mind should Ben Affleck drop out as Batman. At the time, he didn’t reveal who that person was, but in today’s show, he dropped the name.

The name in question? Jake Gyllenhaal.

That wasn’t all. Campea when on to say that at this point, based on what he’d heard, Affleck had pretty much been out since February of this year, and that they’ve been putting on the PR spin until Justice League hit theaters. This pretty much meshes with things we’ve also been hearing in recent weeks, but have been unable to confirm firsthand.

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Does that mean that Gyllenhaal is in for sure? No. Nothing is set in stone just yet, and that there have just been some conversations between the studio and Gyllenhaal.

Is it a name we would have guessed? Probably not. But it’s a pretty solid one. Even more interesting is that Gyllenhaal is a lot younger than Affleck (36 years compared to 45 years), and as such, it would seem to open the door for a potential prequel trilogy that would be divorced from the rest of the DCEU, and allow him to do his own thing without fear of having him clash with other supers out there.

We’ll have to wait and see how this all shakes out, but more and more, news is coming together in a way that suggests that Affleck has long since been out, and they’ve been putting on a face for Justice League.

What do you think of this potential choice? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: John Campea

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.