Actor Glen Powell expressed his desire to portray the character of Batman, citing his preference for this specific superhero over others. Having gained prominence for his roles in Top Gun: Maverick and Anyone but You, Powell emphasized his strong affinity for the iconic role.

Referencing Michael Keaton's portrayal from Tim Burton's Batman, Powell revealed his intention to infuse his rendition with a similar essence, as opposed to Matt Reeves' interpretation. Additionally, he reminisced about his minor role in The Dark Knight Rises, further solidifying his connection to the DC Universe. Powell's aspirations align more with the classic persona of Batman, as opposed to the newer adaptations introduced by Reeves.

Despite Robert Pattinson's upcoming reprisal of the character in The Batman -- Part II, the actor's enthusiasm for the role remains unwavering. Nevertheless, the film's release has been postponed to October 2, 2026, due to unforeseen circumstances such as the actors' and writers' strike, as per Deadline.