Milo Ventimiglia is one of the biggest network TV stars in the business right now. While original audience may have known him as the star of Gilmore Girls and Heroes, he's been breaking hearts for years as Jack Pearson in NBC's massively successful drama This Is Us. Ventimiglia's acting and thoroughly swoll body are on display throughout the Emmy favorite series, but the 42 year-old actor recently admitted he was told he was too old to play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' The Batman.
After Ben Affleck hung up his cowl and cape, director Matt Reeves was tasked with finding a new actor to play the title character in The Batman. Reeves eventually settled on Twilight actor Robert Pattinson, but not before Milo Ventimiglia made his interest known. Unfortunately, he was told he was too old for the role, despite his star power and immense physical fitness. But Ventimiglia is still excited to see the new version of Gotham's protector. As he recently revealed:
Listen, I'm a fan of Batman in general and I know that they were looking for an actor that they can mature with as well. Robert Pattinson is a great actor. Very excited. I'm very excited to see those movies.
What a class act. Despite being typed out of playing Batman for the DCEU, Milo Ventimiglia is still an avid fan of the character. As such, he's excited to see what Robert Pattinson does with the role, starting with his debut in The Batman.
Milo Ventimiglia's comments to ET come shortly after the actor revealed that he didn't get the role of Batman due to his age. This was a shocking revelation to audiences, as Ventimiglia has arguably never been more famous than he is in the wake of This Is Us' massive success. It's the perfect time for the Gilmore Girls alum to take on a comic book role... but it won't end up being DC's Dark Knight.
Prior to Robert Pattinson's casting, it was long reported that Matt Reeves was looking to focus on a younger version of Bruce Wayne/Batman with his DC debut. Therefore, Milo Ventimiglia's reports about being too old do make sense, if the myriad rumors about The Batman are to be believed. While Ventimiglia is super fit at age 42, he's almost a decade Robert Pattinson's senior. By comparison, the Twilight alum is 33 at the time of writing.
Not much is known about The Batman, save for Robert Pattinson's role as the protagonist. Previous reports indicated that director Matt Reeves would be focusing on the character's abilities as a detective, breaking new ground for Batman's tenure on the screen. What's more, it may include a variety of the character's villains, and may even take place in Arkham Asylum.
Milo Ventimiglia might not have landed the role of Batman, but that doesn't mean he couldn't get another role in The Batman. Matt Reeves has been keeping the movie's cast of character under wraps, but perhaps Ventimiglia will be able to play a villain or supporting role. After all, he's clearly a big fan of the character.
The Batman is currently set to arrive in theaters on June 25th, 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.