The hunt for the new 'Batman' has almost begun! Yes, you read that right as Ben Affleck has announced that he is stepping down from the iconic role. And today, Warner Bros. has dropped major deets about 'The Batman', which will hit theatres in the summer of 2021.
The film will be directed by Matt Reeves and now Warner Brothers' major task is to find a fit protagonist. We have listed down the five most favourable actors who could be considered a perfect fit for the role:1. Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has quickly risen in the eyes of critics to become one of the frontrunners who could play 'Batman'. It would not be wrong to say that Gyllenhaal is a chameleon. He can easily slip into any role and deliver a top-notch performance. Remember 'Nightcrawler' and 'Nocturnal Animals'?
What would be these films without Jake playing the lead? In 2005, Gyllenhaal delivered the performance of a lifetime in his film 'Brokeback Mountain' and earned his first Oscar nomination.
We believe the actor has got a stronghold on transforming himself and would turn out to be a good looking Dark Knight! The actor has already shown interest in playing Bruce Wayne.2. Michael Fassbender
We know him from his iconic role as 'Magneto' in the 'X-Men' series. It wouldn't be much of a worry if he is chosen to play 'Batman'.
Fassbender is strong, he is tall, a white and would turn out to be a spitting image of Bruce Wayne. He has got the charm to play the man who is soft without his mask and a superhero with his alter ego on.
Over the years Michael Fassbender has done contrasting roles; where on one hand he depicted a costumed vigilante in 'Assassin's Creed', he also played an emotional man in 'The Light Between Oceans'. His contract with Marvel could turn out to be a problem, as 'Batman' is a Warner Bros. commodity.3. James McAvoy
We now have an idea of James McAvoy's unmatched talent! He has got this supreme ability to play many characters (personalities), the glimpse of which we saw in M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' and 'Glass'.
James McAvoy is prominently seen as Professor Charles Xavier in the 'X-Men' franchise and has got many important award nominations to his name.
Though his chances of becoming the 'Batman' are not that strong, since he is already playing a mutant in the Marvel run franchise, we still know somewhere that he could be a perfect fit for this role.4. Keanu Reeves
Let us tell you that Keanu Reeves was earlier in consideration to play the iconic character in 'Batman Forever', however, it was later played by Val Kilmer.
During the time of 'Batman vs Superman', he mentioned about playing the caped crusader. Looks like luck didn'tfavourr him! However, now speculations are rife that Keanu Reeves could again be considered for this role.
The actor has given many remarkable performances including those in 'The Matrix', 'Constantine' and the recent one in 'John Wick'. Moreover, he has got training in Martial Arts and who knows he is the next 'Batman' saving the world!5. Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan has been offered several path-breaking roles in all these years. His inclusion in 'Black Panther' and the film's latest nomination at the Oscars may turn things in his favor.
The actor has already been nominated for a few awards this year and has even won some of them. Having done films like 'Creed', 'Creed II' and 'Fantastic Four', Jordan could be one surprising pick by the Warner Bros. We would love to see a man of color playing our beloved 'Batman'.