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Rumor: Will Jake Gyllenhaal Be the Next Batman?

Sharon Knolle
Jake Gyllenhaal

With Ben Affleck potentially looking to ditch the bat cape, director Matt Reeves reportedly has a replacement in mind for his upcoming Batman movie: Jake Gyllenhaal.

On his YouTube show yesterday, director and film critic John Campea claims that "a Hollywood producer" told him the news, which another source then allegedly confirmed.

Gyllenhaal was also one of the names mentioned to be the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's reboot, but of course that went to Christian Bale.

Right now, having the star of "Donnie Darko" and "Nocturnal Animals" as the new Batman is ridiculously far from a sure thing. But fans seem to be embracing the idea of Gyllenbat. (Bat-haal)?

Although at least one had a specific condition before Gyllenhaal can don the bat cowl.