I may as well proceed this story with the words “riddle me this, riddle me that”. We still don’t really know what’s going on with Batman. Ben Affleck was going to direct and star in The Batman, but said during the Justice League press tour last autumn that he was looking for a “graceful and cool” way to quit as the character – only to partly backtrack a few months later and say that he still wanted “to direct a Batman movie”. By then it had been reported that Matt Reeves, who’d taken over the job of director for the new movie, was looking to cast his own Batman for what was intended to be a trilogy, and since then the industry press has tipped Jake Gyllenhaal as the leading candidate to replace Ben Affleck.

However, when asked about this in a new interview with ‘China News Asia’ the other day, he replied:

“Wow, that’s a very difficult question. The answer to that question is ‘no’!”

You can’t get much more clear than that – though I think it’s a shame, as Gyllenhaal is a superb actor and could bring a great deal to the part.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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