Last week, while promoting The Accountant, Anna Kendrick was being interviewed with her co-star Ben Affleck, teasing that she wants to play Robin in his The Batman reboot. It was all part of a humorous bit with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, which included Anna Kendrick changing into her own Robin outfit. But could she actually come aboard as this iconic sidekick? It seems she already has some support from Joe Manganiello, who recently signed on to star as Deathstroke.
Both Joe Manganiello and Anna Kendrick were on hand for the Mohegan Sun Casino’s 20th anniversary event, where they posed for a photo together. Joe Manganiello posted the photo on Twitter yesterday, with the caption “#Deathstroke and #Robin #MoheganSun20,” acknowledging that he’d like to see Anna Kendrick as Robin. As of now, the only cast members that have been confirmed are Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, and we don’t know for sure if casting is currently happening for other roles.
Earlier this week, we reported that Warner Bros. has set two mystery movies for release on September 27, 2019 and February 7, 2020, with some speculating that one of those dates could be for The Batman. As of now, there are no other movies set for release on those dates, or even those months as a whole. The 2019 project comes between two more Warner Bros. projects, another untitled event film on August 1, 2019, and an untitled DC Movie on November 1, 2019. The February 7, 2020 project comes between an untitled Sony Pictures Animation franchise movie set for release on December 25, 2019, and an untitled Pixar movie set for March 13, 2020.
As for The Batman, we know that Ben Affleck is set to star in and direct from a script he co-wrote with Geoff Johns. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes announced earlier this month that this movie is a “year and a half out,” which would place it around spring 2018, although the studio has still not confirmed an exact release date, or revealed when production will begin. It’s possible that the studio has shifted this project, entitled The Batman back to either the 2019 or 2020 date that was announced today. If these dates are for The Batman or any other DCEU film, it could signify that Warner Bros. is planning on releasing upwards of four DCEU movies per year in 2019 and 2020, which is something not even Marvel has accomplished yet.
There have been rumors that The Batman will feature several of the villains from the DC Comics’ rogues gallery, but none of these characters have been confirmed yet. Another rumor claimed that the movie will open with a massive prison break at Arkham Asylum, but that has yet to be confirmed either. While we wait for more on The Batman, take a look at Joe Manganiello’s tweet below, along with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick’s video interview from earlier this week. We also have a tweet from Boss Logic that shows what Anna Kendrick’s Robin would look like starring opposite Joe Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke.