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Orlando Bloom As Batman? ‘Man Of Steel 2’ Rumors Run Wild

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Is Orlando Bloom in the running to tackle the role of Batman in Man of Steel 2? According to yet another industry insider, the Lord of the Ring actor is currently the top choice.

Not too long ago, online rumors suggested that Oldboy and No Country for Old Men star Josh Brolin was a shoe-in for the role of Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder’s sequel. However, reports now suggest that Bloom is the guy Warner Bros. wants for the part.

An anonymous source from deep within the studio recently told the folks at The Daily Express that Orlando Bloom could end up playing Batman in Man of Steel 2.

“Orlando looks odds-on to get the part even before our first casting call. He would be perfect to play off Henry [Cavill] and I think US audiences would be happy with two Brits as the joint male leads,” the nameless individual explained.

Again, it’s worth noting that no one from Warner Bros. or Orlando Bloom’s camp has responded to these rumors as of this writing. If the studio addressed every single rumor that’s currently making the rounds, then they wouldn’t have any time to make movies.

Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Armie Hammer are also rumored to be up for the role of the Caped Crusader in the next installment of the Superman franchise. However, Hammer recently revealed that he currently has no interest in the project since he doesn’t like superhero movies.

The Orlando Bloom rumor isn’t the only piece of Batman gossip that’s presently making the rounds. According to a new eBook that just hit the market, Warner Bros. reportedly wants Christian Bale to reprise his role as the Dark Knight in Man of Steel 2.

In order to get the actor back into the fold, the studio is said to have offered the guy a hefty $50 million paycheck. Once again, no one has confirmed or denied this rumor as of this writing. Until Warner Bros. makes an official statement on the matter, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt.

Do you think Orlando Bloom should play Batman in Man of Steel 2?

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32 Responses to “Orlando Bloom As Batman? ‘Man Of Steel 2’ Rumors Run Wild”

  1. Ibrahim Anwar Atchia

    No, I personally don't see Orlando Bloom suitable for the Dark Knight.Particularly, the angry & fierce Batman who will fight Superman in the MOS sequel.My favorite is either Richard Armitage or to see Bale back.

  2. Anthony Titus-Nonginthirath

    Bloom would look dumb..bale should play him..or maybe Gerard butler.

  3. Tim Arington

    Wrong. They use prosthetics anyway. Look at the previous ones. He's a wimp anyway. Robin is a joke and will never be out front

  4. Talal Alfahad

    Very bad choice because Batman must be huge, manly voice and knows some combat movements from which will be able to eliminate the enemies in the movie.

  5. Anonymous

    Joe Toman
    Scott Adkins is a great martial artist but not a very good actor.

  6. Nabeel Khan

    Bruce Wayne died in the endin the eyes of the world.
    Bu lt the cape crusader could be anyone.
    People would think it's someone else.
    However.. it'd still be Bruce Wayne.

    And by the way..
    with Bryce Wayne I mean CHRISTIAN BALE.

  7. Johnny Pozzi

    Batman/Bruce Wayne didn't die in TDKR…he retired with Selina…

  8. Joseph Handibode

    Apparently someone didn't see the movie TDKR since Bruce Wayne didn't die LOL. He retired with Selena. But Nolan movies have nothing to do with Justice league universe. They are rebooting batman period. Christian Bale was okay for that Batman but his batman was not good for DC universe.

  9. Anthony Luna

    Johnny – Batman did die to everyone but he can always come back as what Bruce Wayne said in TDKR anyone can be Batman it's just a suit!

  10. Nabeel Khan

    Besides that.. Orlando Bloom is a stereotype for ancient war movies.

    And above eeverything else.. there'd be no one at all except for Christian Bale, we'd accept as Batman.

  11. Tony Ruiz

    No, I just can't see him as Batman. I like Orlando Bloom but I don't think this role is for him. A guy I like is Matt Bomer from the USA show "White Collar" never watched the show but when he's wearing a suit in the promos he just Screams Bruce Wayne and just maybe he could pull of Batman. If not I like Jim Caviezel and Joe Manganiello.

  12. Alexy Soto

    I'd personally prefer either Ryan Gosling orJoseph Gordon-Levitt even over Christian Bale despite his amazing performance.

  13. Alexy Soto

    I'd personally prefer either Ryan Gosling orJoseph Gordon-Levitt even over Christian Bale despite his amazing performance.

  14. Gilbert Espinoza III

    I still have my choice of Michael Fassbender. I'll say it over and over again!

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