It appears earlier online rumors claiming to reveal a shortlist of actors to star as a young Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' The Batman have been proven untrue.
This past Wednesday, a rumored shortlist of actors to replace Ben Affleck as the latest live-action Batman on the big screen surfaced online. Among the names included were Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jack Reynor and Jack O'Connell. Since then, entertainment insiders have revealed the shortlist as false.
"There are no frontrunners because that list hasn’t hasn’t been formed yet," revealed one unnamed insider in an interview with Heroic Hollywood before observing that Reeves' is still fine-tuning his own script before casting.
Principal photography on the film is expected to begin by the end of the year for a 2021 release with no casting news or official start date currently announced.
"The list seems to be a compilation of five of the most obvious candidates that anyone with access to Google and a reasonable knowledge of up and coming actors could come up with," dismissed a second source.
The Batman is written and directed by Matt Reeves. It is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.