Last month, DC fans got some major Batman news. Not only did Warner Brothers roll out a new release date for Matt Reeve’s The Batman, but word came out that Ben Affleck was finally hanging up his cape and officially stepping down from his role as the DC Extended Universe’s Dark Knight. Ever since then, fans have been throwing names into the ring, and some have been betting on Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt as the DCEU’s new Batman – something that’s caught the Marvel star off guard.
Pratt just recently spoke in an interview with MTV News, and during his discussion with the entertainment news outlet, the Jurassic World star was told about what fans felt about his odds of becoming the new Caped Crusader. The actor was pretty surprised, saying he didn’t know that netizens were betting on him.
“I didn’t know that. You can bet on this stuff? Wow. We should bet enough to budget the movie. And then just do a boondoggle, Batman, that just gets zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes,” Pratt responded.
Playing around with the idea of becoming the new Dark Knight, Pratt decided to experiment with his own Batman voice, trying to see what he’d sound like as the brooding DC hero. Though Pratt certainly did do his best, the Marvel star admitted that Armie Hammer and Jake Gyllenhaal would be better for the role, saying they actually had better odds than he did.
Of course, while Pratt is a great actor in his own right, the Marvel’s star’s work in the MCU does keep him pretty busy. It’s going to be hard to squeeze in a batsuit into his schedule.
The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021.