With Ben Affleck stepping away from The Batman, Warner Bros. is looking for a new Caped Crusader for its movies. Over the past few years, David Mazouz has been playing a young Bruce Wayne on the TV show Gotham. While Mazouz would love to play Batman on the big screen, he knows he is nowhere near ready for that role yet.
When asked if he was interested in taking on the role of Batman in a big screen movie, Mazouz told CinemaBlend, "Oh, absolutely. I think I would need to be a little bit older, a little bit taller."
While Mazouz spent the last four-plus years playing Bruce Wayne, he is only voicing Batman when the Caped Crusader finally debuts in full costume on the Gotham series finale. It will be Mazouz's face behind the cowl, though a different actor will suit up as Batman since the DC hero is 6'4" and Mazouz is only 5'8".
According to director Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), he wants whoever he casts to replace Ben Affleck to be someone who can take on the role as a detective in what he calls a "noir story." The movie will also feature a rogues gallery of villains, possibly including Penguin.
The Batman is currently in development but until someone signs on to play the Caped Crusader, it remains in the pre-production phase. The Batman has a release date of June 25, 2021.
Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.