Actor Josh Brolin has confirmed he was in talks to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s sequel to Man Of Steel. His name came up in some of the lists of rumored names.
From the time the announcement that the sequel to the Superman reboot would include Batman came, there was speculation about who would play the dark caped superhero.
We all knew that it would not be Christian Bale, since he had announced he would retire from playing the role.
Then came the controversial news that Ben Affleck had been chosen for the role and we haven’t stopped hearing everybody and their brother’s opinion on the decision from Warner Bros.
But Affleck apparently was not the only one being considered. Josh Brolin recently told the Huffington Post that he was in talks with the studio to portray Batman.
One of the rumors floating around before Affleck’s selection was that Zack Snyder’s pick to play Bruce Wayne/Batman was Josh Brolin.
While attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new film, Labor Day, Brolin said that he was in early talks to play Batman in the new Superman vs. Batman sequel, but things didn’t turn out for him.
When asked whether he was in talks with Zack Snyder to play the role Brolin said,
“We did. I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack [Snyder], that was part of his idea. It just didn’t turn out. It’s OK. It is OK. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I’m happy for Ben.”
Brolin was also asked about the negative fan reaction Affleck’s casting had and commented that he has never seen anything like that in his life.
“I’ve never seen such a global reaction in my life. I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal. It’s like, ‘F*** this guy, I wish he was dead.’ And you’re like, ‘What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He’s doing the same thing you are. He’s trying to make the best choices he can.”
So apparently Josh Brolin is okay with Ben Affleck playing the dark crusader and not having to do it himself. Are you?