While the geek world is eager to find out who will play the role of the next Batman, we now have an all-new look at someone who almost sported the cape and cowl.
A tape of the stuntman, Scott Adkins has made its way on to the internet, which shows the actor auditioning for the role of the Dark Knight in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it had been revealed in the year, 2013 that Adkins was up for this role, the video gives the fans their first look into what his version of Bruce Wayne may have actually looked like.
Adkins is surely no stranger to the comic book film world as he had served as the stand-in for Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the actor did not get the role of Batman, he played a zealot in the film, Doctor Strange, and the actor also holds a huge love and passion for the superhero world:
“I was a massive fan of the Spider-Man comics as a kid.” Adkins had said.
“That’s what I read religiously. All of them are spectacular. Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man. I grew up reading that stuff. My grandmother, I struggled a little bit at school, so what my grandmother would do is she would buy me loads of Marvel comics, and every weekend I would go there, and I’d have Thor, Daredevil, but mostly Spider-Man. I was geeky about that. I would love to go to the comic trunk and pick out stuff. Then other than that, it’s martial arts in movies, which is what I do for a living now. My geekiness turned into my day job, so it all worked out.”
As of now, DC is on the lookout for a young Caped Crusader, who will be the star of Matt Reeves’ The Batman:
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Reeves had said.
“It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime; it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
Aquaman is now showing in theatres. Upcoming DC films include Shazam on April 5th, Joker on October 10th, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, The Batman on June 25, 2021, and The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021.