On his YouTube show yesterday, director and film critic John Campea claims that "a Hollywood producer" told him the news, which another source then allegedly confirmed.
Gyllenhaal was also one of the names mentioned to be the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's reboot, but of course that went to Christian Bale.
Right now, having the star of "Donnie Darko" and "Nocturnal Animals" as the new Batman is ridiculously far from a sure thing. But fans seem to be embracing the idea of Gyllenbat. (Bat-haal)?
Using Jake Gyllenhaal's image from a Life poster, I was able to see what he would look like donning Ben Affleck's Batman costume. Not bad. pic.twitter.com/sVte6YBTWO
— Jay Jayson (@JayJayson111) November 17, 2017
Rumours months ago that Jake Gyllenhaal might be the top choice to replace Affleck as Batman. There popping back up again.
I'd love it. He is one of the best actors today. He would be a great choice. #JusticeLeaguepic.twitter.com/VwonBgn42j
— GeekVerse Podcast (@GeekVerseCast) November 16, 2017
— David Clohessy (@CX2DAD) November 17, 2017
Although at least one had a specific condition before Gyllenhaal can don the bat cowl.