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Is Nick Jonas replacing Ben Affleck in the next Batman movie?

File image of Nick Jonas and Ben Affleck as Batman. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 01, 2019, 06.28 PM (IST)

Ben Affleck may not be part of Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' but makers are yet to confirm his replacement. Affleck who played an older Batman in three films of the franchise has now decided to pass the baton to a reportedly younger actor who will play the superhero in Reeves' film. 

Interestingly, while the film's casting is still underway, singer-actor Nick Jonas has expressed his interest in taking up the role. 

In an Instagram post by Hypebeast, the publication asked, “@benaffleck will be hanging up his role as Batman. The upcoming Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ focuses on a younger Bruce Wayne, and will reportedly be casting a new member for the role. It’s slated for a June 25, 2021 release. Who do you think should play The Dark Knight?”

Nick Jonas replied to the post saying, “First name Nick. Last name Jonas.”

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Rumours of Ben Affleck leaving the franchise had been doing the rounds for quite some time but the ultimate confirmation came from the actor himself retweeted an article about him leaving the franchise and wished Reeves for the new film. 

“Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” – his tweet read. 

The film is scheduled to release on June 25, 2021.