A couple of weeks ago, it was confirmed that Ben Affleck would star and direct in a Batman film. That was the news we’d all been waiting to hear. Reports suggest that Affleck already has a script written for his standalone film and the latest rumours point to the inclusion of two famous comic book characters not yet seen in the DC Extended Universe.
Jena Malone was long rumoured to appear as Gordon in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but was supposedly cut from the theatrical release. Zack Snyder has adamantly denied that Malone was not playing either Robin or Batgirl, leading many to speculate that she will portray Oracle, another crimefighting partner of Batman.
As for Dick Grayson, it’s long been rumoured that Scott Eastwood is playing Nightwing (Grayson) in this summer’s Suicide Squad, so perhaps it would make sense for him to play a part in the solo Batman film.
Unfortunately, there’s no other specific story details to discuss regarding the Batman film – but it’s looking increasingly likely that Affleck’s Caped Crusader will have a sidekick in the latest cinematic version (Affleck’s Batman is in his forties, after all).
Keep your eyes peeled for Batman v Superman’s extended Ultimate Cut, which will reportedly feature Malone’s scene in the movie and will definitively reveal her mystery character. Also, don’t be surprised if Dick Grayson pops up in Suicide Squad to help Batman against Jared Leto’s Joker.