AceShowbiz - Nick Jonas has lined himself up to be considered for Matt Reeves' "The Batman". The 26-year-old singer/actor didn't waste time to propose himself for the role after Ben Affleck stepped down to pass the torch to the next generation of Bruce Wayne.
The "Camp Rock" star made his desire be known as he commented on an Instagram post by Hypebeast asking, "Who do you think should play The Dark Knight?" Responding to the question, he wasn't shy to answer, "First name Nick. Last name Jonas."
Jonas' comment comes after it was officially confirmed that Affleck would not return to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming solo movie since the story will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne. The "Justice League" actor remains supportive about Reeves' film though, tweeting after the news broke, "Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life."
Reeves has told The Hollywood Reporter that "the casting process will begin shortly." He hinted that there would be multiple villains as saying, "There will be a Rogues Gallery."
Justin Kroll of Variety says that the director and execs at Warner Bros. have specific criteria about the actor who would be the new Batman. They reportedly want a familiar face to take the mantle.
THE BATMAN: this sounds like it could move faster then people would expect with the date set. Hearing studio wants a familiar face and Reeves has his certain age in mind and that age is very specific like I said two names within 7 years of each other; "Too young, too Old'— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 1, 2019
Talking about his vision for the new Batman movie, he said, "It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He's supposed to be the world's greatest detective, and that's not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been." He went on sharing, "I'd love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it's going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation."
Reeves was tapped to take over the helming duty from Affleck, who was originally set to direct, in February 2017. The "War for the Planet of the Apes" director is also writing the script of "The Batman". The movie has been set for a June 25, 2021 release in the United States.