Nick Jonas Just Offered to Play Batman After Ben Affleck Hints at Exit from Franchise
Nick Jonas wants in on the fun now that DC might be looking for a younger Batman
Nick Jonas might be looking for his biggest acting gig yet.
The 26-year-old singer, who has as many acting credits as he does songs, pitched himself as a possible replacement for Ben Affleck after the actor seemingly confirmed his exit as Batman in the movie franchise.
Jonas responded to an Instagram post by Hypebeast asking, “Who do you think should play The Dark Knight?” with his take one who should take over.
“First name Nick. Last name Jonas,” the “Jealous” singer said in a comment first caught by Comments by Celebs, though it’s not clear if he’s serious or just having some fun.
Rumors have been circulating for years that Affleck will not be playing Batman in the next film, due to hit theaters summer 2021. On Monday evening, Affleck, 46, tweeted a link to a Deadline story with the headline “Ben Affleck Passes The Torch To Next Generation Of Bruce Wayne,” and added his own caption: “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life.”
Affleck previously played batman in DC’s Batman v. Superman and Justice League.
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Jonas, on the other hand, last acted in 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and was a regular on the TV show Kingdom from 2014 to 2017. He also starred in 2016’s dark indie movie Goat, about the dangers of frat hazing, and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens for five episodes in 2015.