Photo via John Cleese/Twitter

Is John Cleese joining Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ movie?

A recent Twitter photo suggests the 'Monty Python' star may be preparing for a DC Comics role.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jan 26, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:19 am CDT

When Monty Python star John Cleese followed Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck on Twitter last year, DC Comics fans wondered if he might have a role in the upcoming Batman movie. In a seemingly innocuous Twitter photo, Cleese just fanned the flames of that rumor.

The photo was posted on Jan. 20, but it only began to catch fans’ attention this week. If you look in the bottom right-hand corner of the image, you can see copies of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: Origin and Batman Noir: The Black Mirror on Cleese’s dressing table. Exactly the kind of reading list you’d expect from an actor preparing for a role in a Batman movie.

On the other hand, it’s possible that he just saw the rumor online and decided to troll his Twitter followers. This is John Cleese, after all.

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2017, 7:36 am CST