Joe Manganiello Wants Anna Kendrick To Be Robin In Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’
Anna Kendrick is adored the world over. Rightfully so, too. Not only is she an Oscar-nominated actress, but her presence on Twitter has proven that she’s hilarious and she always comes across as charming and delightful whenever she’s in interviews.
A recent interview with MTV saw Anna Kendrick joke alongside Ben Affleck, her co-star in The Accountant, that she really wanted to take the role of Robin in the upcoming Batman solo film that Ben Affleck is currently working on for Warner Bros.
Those of you that haven’t seen the pair’s MTV interview should really check it out, as it’s yet further proof of the brilliance of Anna Kendrick.
Someone who was clearly quite enamoured with Kendrick’s appearance in the video and her declaration that she wants to portray Robin in Batman was Joe Manganiello. The 39-year-old actor, who has already been confirmed to portray the super villain Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s Batman film took to Twitter to upload an image immediately endorsing Kendrick’s casting.
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) October 16, 2016
Clearly, quite a few people supported Joe Manganiello and Anna Kendrick as Deathstroke and Robin opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman, as the tweet was re-tweeted over 1,425 times and favorited 2,740 times.
In fact, @Bosslogic even went as far as to create some fan-art that depicted what Anna Kendrick and Joe Manganiello would look like as Robin and Deathstroke, and it was hard not to get instantly excited about them potentially being involved in the film together.
— Stephanie #TeamWondy (@GeekPride5) October 16, 2016
Unfortunately, the chances of Anna Kendrick actually being cast as Robin in the DC Extended Universe are even smaller than remote. That’s despite the fact that there are female incarnations of Robin in Batman’s past, with Stephanie Brown replacing Tim Drake as Robin after he’d retired, and Carrie Kelley popping up in Frank Milller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
But since the DC Extended Universe has already proven to be somewhat divisive, with critics insisting that both Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice were cataclysmic failures, while audiences still flocked to them and they’ve gone on to gross around $1.6 billion at the box office, it’s most likely that Warner Bros. will decide to keep things safe with Batman.
Especially as the Caped Crusader is their most prized commodity, after Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy went on to gross over $2.64 billion at the box office, and Ben Affleck has been tasked with incorporating the superhero into the allegedly floundering DC Extended Universe.
Ben Affleck has been linked with writing, directing, and starring in his very own Batman film ever since he signed up to portray Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But rather than leaping into the blockbuster, Ben Affleck has taken his time to figure out exactly what he wants to put into it.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) October 14, 2016
Even while he’s been out promoting The Accountant, Affleck has been insisting that the proposed Batman film still isn’t ready for production and they’re “still trying to figure it out.” Affleck told E! News during a Facebook Live video, via Slash Film, where the film stands as of now.
“It’s been around for a long time, but the movie… there is no Batman movie happening yet, we’re still trying to figure it out, you know, get the script and budget and all that stuff.”
It’s been heavily rumored that The Batman, or whatever it’s eventually called, will be released in the summer of 2018, while you can see Ben Affleck as Batman again as early as November, 2017, when he will appear in Justice League alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.
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