Jake Gyllenhaal on Playing Batman: “It’s an honor”

Jake Gyllenhaal On Playing Batman Its an honor

Jake Gyllenhaal’s most famous roles are not usually associated with the superhero world although he was at one point, considered to play both ‘Batman’ and ‘Spider-Man.’ He did ultimately play villain Mysterio in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man franchise in the MCU.

Gyllenhaal was in the running to play the Dark Knight in Nolan’s films before the role eventually went to Christian Bale. Now in an interview with Screerant, Gyllenhaal revealed his stance on playing Batman in the newly rebooted DCU:

Oh, man. That’s a classic. It’s an honor. Speaking of playing roles that other incredible actors have played in the past, to me actually roles that other incredible actors have played in the past, which, to me, actually, when I think about it, I’m going to play Iago in Othello with Denzel Washington, and I think about like the history of actors that have played that role throughout time, and I’m intimidated by that. So that’s the first level. That’s what I’m working on right now. But of course. It would be an honor always. Those types of things and those roles are classics.

DCU’s Batman is expected to debut in ‘The Brave and the Bold’ which will focus on the Bat-Family and introduce Batman’s son Damian Wayne as a version of Robin. James Gunn described it as a “strange father and son story” about Batman and Robin. ‘The Brave and the Bold’ aims to avoid multiple Batman iterations.

Gunn emphasizes Batman’s significant role in the DCU based on Grant Morrison’s comic run. Ben Affleck will not reprise his DCEU role, and Matt Reeves’s Batman will continue separately under the DC Elseworlds label, although the movie has been recently delayed for a whole year. The Flash director, Andy Muschietti, has been hired to direct, with Barbara Muschietti co-producing alongside Gunn and Safran.

So far, Batman actors have always stirred polarizing reactions from the community, and according to most recent rumors, DCU will look for its new Batman soon with a casting call expected to be released. Who knows, maybe Gyllenhaal will be in the running again.

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