– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Here’s another Batman rumor for you.

According to our friends over at That Hashtag Show, Warner Bros. may very well be circling a somewhat unfamiliar face to replace the great Ben Affleck in Matt Reeves’ upcoming standalone film The Batman. So who will be the man to potentially take on the role of the Caped Crusader going forward in the DC Extended Universe? The outlet is sharing a rumor — and they are quick to point out it’s a stretch of a rumor that they’re having a hard time confirming — that Jack O’Connell is somewhat in the running.

Yeah, I know. I used a lot of distancing language here, and it’s because they haven’t confirmed it yet, but also because it’s only stated that the guy is potentially interested and that he was supposedly recently at a meeting with Ben Affleck and Warner Bros. They have reached out to O’Connell’s reps and have received no response yet.

Don’t know who he is? Yeah, I don’t really either. He was in the film Unbroken and also plays the role of Roy Goode on the Netflix original series Godless.

He’s definitely not the most recognizable of names, but then again, when you’re playing Batman, you don’t really have to be a big name. The name Batman is more than big enough to compensate for general audiences. One extra air of credibility is that this isn’t the first time O’Connell’s name has come up.

Sadly, there are no other big details surrounding this and no big pieces of corroborating information, but you can add it to the already giant pile of Batman rumors, right alongside the one from last week that stated Ben Affleck was interested in playing the role one last time.

This is an intriguing drama with countless twists and turns, and one I can’t wait to see end. But what do you think of this rumor? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show

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.