There has been no shortage of rumors swirling around The Batman
over the past few months, regarding star Ben Affleck
and his potential exit from the standalone sequel. A report surfaced in August that the actor was in fact leaving, and although that report was later retracted, Jon Hamm
) has express his interest in the role, and director Matt Reeves
is reportedly eyeing Jake Gyllenhaal
. There has been a lot of back-and-forth between the studio and Affleck, with this latest report claiming the studio is "sour" on Ben. If the actor were to outright bail on The Batman
at this point, Jake Gyllenhaal} will likely get the call to replace him. Here's what an unnamed sourced had to say about Jake Gyllenhaal replacing Ben Affleck.
"Gyllenhaal is probably Batman. Affleck is not out of it yet. That's the thing, he still has a contract. But the studio is sour on him.