REPORT: Matt Reeves' The Batman Shortlist Already Debunked

Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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