The Batman may also focus on a younger Bruce Wayne/Batman.
A new report suggests that The Batman, which once starred Ben Affleck, will be set in the 1990s and Penguin will be one of the main antagonists of the film.
Via Batman-News.com, DiscussingFilm.net has also said that The Batman will show us a younger version of the Dark Knight, as well as Commissioner Gordon and Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler and friend Alfred Pennyworth.
The report further describes how director and writer Matt Reeves has adjusted the script a bit to add a bit more action, although the focus on the film will still be on Batman’s detective skills and solving a mystery.
As for who will play Batman now that Ben Affleck has left the role, the report suggests an ideal candidate would be “a name actor…between 25 and 33 years old and will most likely not go for an unknown actor.”
The Batman is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 25, 2021, and will reportedly begin filming around November.
For more on The Batman and Ben Affleck’s departure, be sure to check out Affleck’s comments on his frustration while working on a script for the film, Jimmy Kimmel’s retirement ceremony for Affleck, and some of the best DC comics that Matt Reeves could adapt for the latest Batman film.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who wouldn’t mind taking a trip back to the ’90s. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.