A tape featuring Scott Adkins auditioning for the role of Batman following Ben Affleck’s exit from the DCEU was leaked online. Of course, the video has spread through the internet like crazy, with many fans making parody videos featuring the ‘Doctor Strange’ actor.
Following the leak, Adkins posted a video on Twitter to address the situation. In the video, Adkins said:
“No idea how that happened but you know, it’s happened. It’s out there. Nothing I can do about that now. But I just want to say, to be honest, I don’t mind because it’s a good audition. Shows what I could have done with the part.”
Adkins goes on to thank fans for their support, and to acknowledge the fact that he may never get to play the Caped Crusader:
“The response has been really positive, to be honest, so I appreciate that. But I think we all know they’re not going to let me play Batman.”
Check out the entire video below!
My batman audition leaked online so wanted to set the record straight. Thank you to everyone who continues to support me, I really do appreciate it. pic.twitter.com/44UndDWG2s
— Scott Adkins (@TheScottAdkins) February 11, 2019
‘The Batman’ is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including ‘The Flash’ standalone film, ‘Green Lantern Corps,’ ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Cyborg,’ ‘Supergirl,’ ‘New Gods,’ and ‘Nightwing.’
The DCEU will continue to be busy for the foreseeable future. Following ‘Aquaman,’ which is now playing, ‘Shazam!’ will open in theaters on April 5, 2019, followed by ‘Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ on February 7, 2020, and ‘Wonder Woman’ 1984 on June 5, 2020.