This page is dedicated to all rumors regarding the film The Batman.


  • CONFIRMED! Ben Affleck won't be appearing.[1]
  • DEBUNKED! Ben Affleck will reprise his role of Batman in the film.
  • Jared Leto will reprise his role of the Joker in the film.
  • Channing Tatum, the star of the theatrical 21 Jump Street film, will have a role.[2]
  • Misha Collins, Channing Tatum, Milo Ventimiglia, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal have been approached for various roles.[3]
  • Emily Blunt, Rosamund Pike, Alexandra Daddario, and Jessica Chastain have also been approached.[3]
  • Ryan Potter made a 58 second choreographed fight sequence video of him campaigned for the role of Tim Drake / Robin.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
  • DEBUNKED! Joe Manganiello will portray Deathstroke in the film.[15]
  • Teresa Palmer Wants To Play Talia al Ghul.[16]
  • John Cleese will have a role in the film.[17]
  • Armie Hammer will portray either Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Jason Todd/Red Hood or the young Bruce Wayne/Batman.[18]
  • DEBUNKED! Jake Gyllenhaal will replace Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.[19]
  • CONFIRMED! Andy Serkis will play Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow or Alfred Pennyworth (He will play the new Alfred Pennyworth).[20]
  • Adam Joseph Scherr will portray Bane.
  • Jack Huston will portray Harvey Dent.[21]
  • DEBUNKED! Jensen Ackles will play Jason Todd/Red Hood.
  • Nicholas Hoult will have a major role in the film.
  • Oscar Issac will have a mystery role.[22]
  • DEBUNKED! Jack O’Connell will be the new Batman.[23][24]
  • DEBUNKED! Dakota Johnson will portray Catwoman.[25]
  • DEBUNKED! Armie Hammer will play Batman.[26]
  • DEBUNKED! Jack Reynor, Alexander Ludwig, Jack O’Connell, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Nicholas Hoult are on the wishlist for Bruce Wayne/Batman.[27]
  • CONFIRMED! Robert Pattison will play Bruce Wayne/Batman.
  • DEBUNKED! Vanessa Hudgens will play Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
  • Cole Sprouse is cast as Dick Grayson.
  • Actors for The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman, and Firefly will be any ethnicity between the ages of 20, 30 and 40.[28]
  • DEBUNKED! Vanessa Kirby will play Catwoman.[29]
  • John David Washington is being eyed to play Harvey Dent/Two-Face.[30]
  • Giancarlo Esposito and Jamie Foxx will have a role.[31]
  • DEBUNKED! Pierce Brosnan will play Alfred Pennyworth.[32]
  • Rihanna will play Poison Ivy.[33]
  • CONFIRMED! Matt Reeves wants a person of color to play Catwoman.[34]
  • CONFIRMED! Zoë Kravitz will play Catwoman.[35]
  • CONFIRMED! Jeffrey Wright will replace J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon.[36]
  • DEBUNKED! Jonah Hill is in talks to portray the Riddler.[37] [38]
  • DEBUNKED! Lupita Nyong’o, Tessa Thompson, GuGu Mbatha-Raw, Alexandra Shipp, and Logan Browning are on the shortlist for Catwoman. [39]
  • Seth Rogen will have a role.[40]
  • Matthew McConaughey will play Harvey Dent/Two-Face.[41]
  • Colin Farrell will play The Penguin.[42]
  • Jayme Lawson's role is Barbara Gordon.
  • Kaitlyn Dever will play Barbara Gordon.[43][44]



  • CONFIRMED! Batman would be the protagonist of the film.
  • Dick Grayson/Nightwing will appear.[45]
  • Barbara Gordon/Oracle will appear.[45]
  • Tim Drake/Robin III will appear.
  • Dick Grayson/Robin will appear

Supporting characters Edit

  • CONFIRMED! Catwoman will appear.[46][28]
  • Amanda Waller will make a small cameo.
  • James Gordon and Harvey Dent will appear as secondary characters.[47]
  • Jason Todd/Robin II will appear in some flashbacks.

Villains Edit

  • DEBUNKED! Deathstroke will be the main antagonist of the film.[48]
  • Red Hood/Jason Todd will be one of the antagonists.
  • DEBUNKED! Hush will be the main antagonist, along the Scarecrow and the Riddler.
  • Red Hood will be the secondary antagonist of the film, along Poison Ivy, the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Clayface.
  • DEBUNKED! The Joker and Red Hood/Jason Todd will be the main antagonists.
  • Black Mask will appear as a minor villain.
  • Harley Quinn will be in the film.
  • DEBUNKED! The Joker and Black Mask will be the main villains.[45]
  • Maxie Zeus, Carmine Falcone, and Penguin will be secondary antagonists.
  • Mr. Freeze will be a villain.
  • Black Mask will be a minor villain.
  • Poison Ivy will be a minor villain.
  • Killer Croc will be a tertiary character.
  • Bane will be a minor villain.
  • Scarecrow will be a minor villain
  • Penguin will be the main villain.[49][46][28]
  • Hush, Riddler or the court will be the main villains.
  • Batman's Rouge's Gallery will appear.
  • The Riddler and Firefly will appear.[28]
  • The Mad Hatter and Two-Face will appear.[47]
  • Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Firefly, Two-Face, and Mad Hatter will be the villains in this film. [50]


  • The film will adapt the comic book storylines Batman: A Death in the Family and Batman: Under the Hood.
  • The film will be influenced by the 2010 animated Batman: Under the Red Hood.
  • The film will adapt the comic book storyline Batman: Hush.
  • The Joker will die in the film.
  • The film will take place in Arkham Asylum.[51]
  • Black Mask as the main villain breaking other villains out of Arkham to kill Batman.[3]
  • Joker and Harley have a subplot involving a bomb to blow up all the inmates once Batman recaptures them all that results in Harley leaving the Joker because of the abuse and Batman trying to rehabilitate her.[3]
  • Deathstroke is sent in by Waller to help contain the situation so she can use them for her means but Batman fights Deathstroke and promises Waller that he’s coming for her next.[3]
  • Deadshot is also in it but leaves the Asylum to be with his daughter instead of getting his revenge on Batman.[3]
  • There’s a really cool scene where Black Mask lines all the villains up and asks who will join him to get revenge (this scene will focus a lot on Deadshot’s reactions, making it clear he wants only freedom).[3]
  • Many of the villains getaway in the end, with Batman promising to hunt them all down. The film will end with Batman overlooking Gotham and seeing one of the B-List villains (has yet to be decided) committing a crime.[3]
  • DEBUNKED! The film will be based on Batman: Year One.
  • CONFIRMED! The film will be an original story using influence from many Batman comics and will be noir-driven and show off Batman as the world's greatest detective.
  • The Riddler is likely the main villain, who will be “a criminal mastermind in Gotham City who takes delight in incorporating riddles and puzzles into his schemes, leaving them as clues for the authorities to solve.” [28]
  • The Penguin will be a “Gotham City mobster.” He is a “short, obese man with a long nose, and he uses high-tech umbrellas as weapons.”[28]
  • Catwoman will also be in the film, as a “Gotham City burglar” who “wears a tight one-piece outfit and uses a bullwhip for a weapon.”[28]
  • Another villain that will show up is “a professional arsonist known as the “Firefly”.” He “attempts to burn all the places that he lacked the privilege to go as an orphan child.”[28]
  • Another villain rumored to appear is Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter. He is an older character, meanwhile, said to be between “40-50.” As per the traditional take on the villain, he’s “a scientist who invents and uses technological mind-controlling devices to influence and manipulate the minds of his victims.”[52]
  • The film will adapt the comic book storyline The Long Halloween.[53]


  • CONFIRMED! Ben Affleck will direct. (Affleck as step down as director but will stay on as producer)
  • CONFIRMED! Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns will write the story for the film.
  • The title of the film will be called The Batman (Although it is currently the working title).[54][55][56][57]
  • DEBUNKED! The film may replace The Justice League Part One release date.[58]
  • DEBUNKED! Ben Affleck is only working on the script.[1]
  • DEBUNKED! The film will be release in October 05, 2018 or November 1, 2019.[55][59]
  • DEBUNKED! Filming will start next year in Spring or Summer. (Affleck has indicated that filming will start in April 2017).[60][61]
  • CONFIRMED! Matt Reeves will replace Ben Affleck as director.[62][63]
  • DEBUNKED! The film will be release in 2019.[64]
  • Michael Giacchino will compose the film.[65]
  • DEBUNKED! This could be one of the films to be release either on February 14, 2020 or June 5, 2020. (It will release on June 25, 2021) [66]
  • DEBUNKED! Production will start around Spring 2019. (It will either start at the end of 2019 or beginn of 2020)
  • The new Batsuit will be shown on February 19, 2020.[67]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ben Affleck Has Written His Own 'Batman' Script
  2. Could Channing Tatum be leaving ‘Gambit’ for a DC Comics movie?
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Enormous list of potential DC Extended Universe spoilers leaked online
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  14. Ryan Potter Campaigns for Tim Drake Role In DCEU
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  16. Teresa Palmer Wants to Play Talia Al Ghul in Ben Affleck’s Batman
  17. The Internet Is Excited At The Possibility Of John Cleese Joining DC Films
  18. Has THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.'s Armie Hammer Joined The DC Films Universe?
  19. Who Matt Reeves Wants As Batman, Is Basmati Blues Culturally Insensitive? The John Campe Show
  20. Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ (Exclusive)
  21. RTF EXCLUSIVE: ‘Finally! Some Significant Updates On Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN’
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  23. RUMOR: Warner Bros. Eyes Jack O’Connell For Matt Reeves’ ‘THE BATMAN’
  24. Jack O’Connell Still Top Choice To Replace Ben Affleck As Batman
  26. Armie Hammer Wears Ben Affleck’s Batman Costume In New Image And It’s Incredible
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 EXCLUSIVE: Matt Reeves’ The Batman’ To Feature The Riddler & Firefly; Penguin & Catwoman Confirmed
  29. EXCLUSIVE: Vanessa Kirby On Matt Reeves’ Radar For Catwoman In ‘The Batman’
  31. EXCLUSIVE: Giancarlo Esposito and Jamie Foxx On Shortlist For Role In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
  32. Pierce Brosnan Rumored To Play Alfred Pennyworth In The Batman
  33. Rihanna Rumored For 'The Batman' As Poison Ivy
  34. Matt Reeves Eyeing POC Actress For Catwoman In Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ (Exclusive)
  35. Zoe Kravitz Might Be Teasing Catwoman For 'The Batman'
  36. 'The Batman' Targets Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon (Exclusive)
  37. Jonah Hill In Talks For Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ At Warner Bros.
  38. Exclusive: Jonah Hill in Talks to Play The Riddler in ‘The Batman’
  40. Jonah Hill No Longer Circling ‘The Batman’
  41. The Batman: Matthew McConaughey Rumored As Two-Face
  42. Colin Farrell In Talks To Play Penguin, Rounding Out ‘The Batman’ Villain Trio
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  46. 46.0 46.1 ‘The Batman’ Villains Revealed: A Half-Dozen Bad Guys Rumored To Join Matt Reeves’ Reboot
  47. 47.0 47.1 Mad Hatter & Two-Face Set To Appear In ‘The Batman’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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  50. All Six Villains For The Batman Have Been Revealed
  51. Ben Affleck’s Batman movie may take place inside Arkham Asylum
  53. Kevin Smith Says The Batman Is Based On The Long Halloween
  54. Exclusive: Batman Movie Reboot To Feature Batman As Second Year Hero; Ties Into Justice League Movie
  55. 55.0 55.1 WB Confirms THE BATMAN For 2017, Ben Affleck Is Directing
  56. Jeremy Irons Talks ‘Batman V Superman’ Reception And Confirms Title Of Batman Solo-Film
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  58. Batman V Superman: Could DC's Entire Slate Be in Jeopardy? | Fandemonium
  59. title=Warner Bros. Pushes 'Jungle Book' to 2018, 'Wonder Woman' Gets New Date
  60. EXCLUSIVE: Joe Manganiello Doing 'Great' After Health Scare, Prepping for 'Batman' Movie
  61. Jeremy Irons Talks ‘Justice League,’ Oscar Bait Role in ‘Man Who Knew Infinity’
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  63. Ben Affleck Quits As 'The Batman' Movie Director
  64. Rumor: Warner Bros. To Release Four Batman Movies In One Year
  65. Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino wants to score ‘The Batman’, and he probably will
  66. Warner Bros. Has Dated Two More UNTITLED DC FILMS For 2020 - Are CYBORG & GREEN LANTERN CORPS In Jeopardy?
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