After almost two years of speculation about whether Ben Affleck would reprise his role as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ solo Batman project, the actor confirmed that he’s hanging up his cape and moving aside for another DCEU Bruce Wayne to take over. The Bat Signal has been lit and a search for the next Batman is underway, it’s time for Twitter to throw out their ideas. Check out this one:
What about The Flash alum Robbie Amell? Artist Boss Logic took to his account to showcase his early pick for the new Batman with a stylized noir edit of the 30-year-old actor fitting nicely in the suit and looking like a convincing Bruce Wayne. The artist based his pick on the film’s reported search for a younger actor to take on the role.
Comic fans will best recognize Robbie Amell from his stint as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, and love interest to Danielle Panabaker’s Caitlin Snow, in The Flash's early years. The actor has also starred in a slew of Netflix original films including ARQ, The Babysitter, When We First Met and starred in 2015 high-school set comedy The Duff. He is also cousin to Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen, a.k.a. The Green Arrow, on the CW’s Arrow, which is currently on its seventh season.
So not only does heroism run in the family, Robbie Amell has starred in a DC property, although on a smaller scale. The actor certainly has the Bruce Wayne look and has added quite a few diverse projects to his resume in the past few years. Most onlookers on this Twitter image couldn’t see the appeal of him as Batman… some pointing out they saw him more as Terry McGinnis from Batman Beyond or Nightwing, while others loved the idea.
The actor is signed on to star next in Amazon’s sci-fi romance series Upload from Parks and Recreation and The Office creator Greg Daniels, which is about a man who can choose his own afterlife after an untimely death. Robbie Amell will also star this year in a sci-fi film with cousin Stephen Amell called Code 8. Both projects are currently in post-production, so maybe he's available?
The DCEU’s The Batman was penned and will be directed by War of the Planet of the Apes helmer Matt Reeves. He has been attached to the project since February 2017, following Ben Affleck’s exit from the film as writer/director and now star.
Matt Reeves recently said his vision for the upcoming film is a “noir Batman tale” that will have the iconic character “in his detective mode." The Batman will also feature a "rogues gallery" of villains, including possibly The Penguin.
Along with news that a new Bruce Wayne would be chosen for the Warner Bros film Wednesday, it was also announced The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Who would you like to see as the next Batman? Let us know in the comments below.
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