Rumor Alert: ‘The Batman’ Director Matt Reeves Wants Jake Gyllenhaal if Affleck Exits

The DCEU just can’t seem to catch a break these days. You have Justice League facing off against the critics and then there’s  Ben Affleck’s recent comments about making a “graceful segue” away from the DCEU that has the internet going crazy! Rightfully so, I mean with him exiting as the director for the stand-alone Batman movie (known as The Batman) and now this definitely has me stressed.

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Recently on the John Campea Show, John Campea talked about the rumor that everybody wants to know: who is going to replace Affleck as Batman. Well, it’s rumored that Jake Gyllenhaal is director Matt Reeves’s first choice as a replacement. According to Campea, the movie may be outside the DCEU or it’ll take place towards the beginning of Batman’s career, prior to Batman v Superman. I personally hope for the latter as it makes the universe more cohesive and with Gyllenhaal almost 10 years younger than Affleck, it works.

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I won’t lie, I’m a huge fan of Gyllenhaal as an actor and am kind of here for this casting but I want to know what you guys think? Sound off in the comments or on Twitter & share your thoughts on Justice League.

Be sure to see Justice League in theaters now!

Source: John Campea Show

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