The List Of Actors Being Considered For The New Batman?

August 4, 2013

We now know that the film incarnation of Batman will be rebooted in 2015’s sequel to Man of Steel. In the coming months and year we’ll see many rumors concerning the casting and story approach. For instance, this week it is rumored that the new Batman will be around 40 years old and well established as the world’s greatest detective. Names like Josh Brolin, Jon Hamm and Jim Caviezel have been brought up.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Bruce Wayne/Batman will be in his late 30s or around 40, and he “will be established and rugged. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of the Dark Knight.” They also say the tone, relationship, and conflict with Superman will be similar to The Dark Knight Returns, which will be a great influence on Zack Snyder’s next installment.

As for casting, THR reports that Josh Brolin (Men In Black 3) and Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives) are the top two names mentioned so far, with Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), and Max Martini (Pacific Rim) also being considered.

Warner Bros. apparently has a good relationship with Josh Brolin and he is the frontrunner at this stage. Manganiello was originally considered to play Superman in Man Of Steel, but True Blood conflicted with his schedule. However, THR states that casting is “premature” because the script isn’t finished yet.

The sequel is set to begin filming early next year (reportedly in Toronto) with a Summer 2015 release date. Confirmed cast members include Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Zack Snyder returns as director as well as David S. Goyer as screenwriter.

From that list I’d probably choose Brolin as an older Batman. Ideally if they wanted an older Batman, they’d get nuts and bring back Michael Keaton!

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