Batman's the best DC superhero of all time. And if you disagree, then you're wrong. Sorry. He's just too iconic not to be. We probably all at some point in our lives have watched some element of Batman proving just how deep his influence runs. He also spans generations starting to really gain steam in the 50s and is still making movies today proving he's stood the test of time. (which certainly isn't easy to do, people get tired of stuff when it's around too long)
Which is probably why people are always interested in knowing which actor is going to take up the cloak as the caped crusader when one Batman's tenure looms in the future.
And although Ben Affleck has been getting some props for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne (especially after Bale's amazing performances) there's been some talk of Affleck bowing out of the role.
Which got Twitter very interested in offering up some new potential actors to take on the role. Some are believable where others may be a stretch. Believe it or not, it's harder to get someone to take on the cloak than you'd expect.
The upcoming standalone Batman adventure film, The Batman, may star Jake Gyllenhaal if director Matt Reeves has his way.
A rumor that got artists to work on mock-ups almost immediately.
Other people started putting in some critical analysis as to who could don the dark cowl.
Twitter users had their own strong opinions as to who Bruce Wayne should really be.
why would you ever cast jake gyllenhal as batman when oscar isaac is right there— james brooks (@elite_gz) November 20, 2017
he played apocalypse in the worst x-men movie under 10 feet of makeup i’m pretty sure he’d be interested just call the dude come on
And of course, some people made jokes.
It's not just Batman, I think the entire Justice League needs a new cast. Here's my team:— Mike Minnick (@worldwarmike) November 17, 2017
Superman - Ru Paul
Wonder Woman - Gal can stay
Batman - Karl Pilkington
Flash - Meryl Streep
Aquaman - someone who looks like Namor
Cyborg - Chance wearing a Short Circuit t-shirt
Others made arguments that the character should just be retired.
Stop it. Nobody needs a new Batman. Literally nobody. Not Jake Gyllenhaal, not audiences, not even the studio who should take a lesson from Justice League and know when to quit. Let the character rest.— Glenn Dunks (@glenndunks) November 19, 2017
Instead of replacing Affleck maybe we just don't make Batman movies for awhile.— New long name vaguely referencing Thanksgiving (@CandyAppleAlly) November 18, 2017
It sounds like moviegoers are not really clamoring for a Batman movie any time soon, unless pool kid's in it.
A kid at my local pool just stood up in front of everyone and yelled "I AM THE NEW BATMAN" and frankly, I'm on board.— Meg Watson (@msmegwatson) November 19, 2017
#PoolKidBatman. Let's get it trending, folks.