Celebrity Big Brother star, Joey Lawrence is now campaigning to become the DCEU’s next Batman.
“It’s time @dccomics and @warnerbrosentertainment to take a chance. Go for something #outside the box like @marvel did with casting Chris Pratt as #starlord in #guardiansofthegalaxy I’m ready to save #gotham … #batman here I come,” Lawrence had written.
Lawrence had asked studio Warner Bros. to “#takeachance” and “#justdoit.”
“Give this #actor #producer a shot at playing his lifelong #dream of being BATMAN,” Lawrence had written.
In yet another post, Lawrence had urged all his followers to go ahead and even sign a petition calling for the “more than capable” and “extremely talented actor” to become the Caped Crusader. This petition was signed more than 300 times after the launching that happened four days ago.
Lawrence who is 42 years old is actually well outside the studio’s age range as Warner Bros. is looking for an actor who is in his late 20s for replacing Ben Affleck.
The studio is looking for a familiar face for this role, and Matt Reeves’ age bracket is “very specific.”
The actor, Armie Hammer had been reported to be in a few “advance talks”, but this report had been debunked. Hammer had then denied the rumor and told Yahoo “no one’s ever asked” him about this opportunity.
“Let me say this. No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested,” Hammer had said.
“I don’t even know if they are done — I think they are still working on a script. I don’t think that they are close to production, but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer.”
The Hollywood Reporter had then reported that Reeves’ Bruce Wayne is not “a straight-up rookie,” but this hero is not yet “the expert, undefeatable crimefighter of a Batman at his peak.”
The Batman will release on June 25, 2021.