When asked about Batman at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards, actor Gary Oldman, who played Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, told TooFab that he would like to see Joaquin Phoenix don the cape after Affleck steps down from the role.
“This is no disrespect to Ben Affleck. I think it really depends on who is at the wheel that lifts it. I would like to see someone like Joaquin Phoenix play it.”
The Batman director Matt Reeves was recently a guest on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith recently and gave a very brief update on the progress of the film:
“I am outlining. I have the story worked out and I’m outlining.”
Reports suggest that Reeves has been meeting with a few Hollywood actors, including Jake Gyllenhaal, with regards to taking over the role of Batman. Affleck has yet to confirm whether he is reprising the role.