Josh Brolin Confirms BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Rumors
The debate over the last two months between fanboys, fangirls, and well, the entire universe has centered upon the potential actors that will don the cape and cowl as the Dark Knight in the much anticipated Man of Steel sequel. Now that Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have announced that acclaimed actor/director Ben Affleck will be the next Caped Crusader, rumors about other actors approached for the role have come to light. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Josh Brolin confirmed the rumors surrounding his former potential involvement in the next film to extend the Batman film mythology. Hit the jump to read more.
While promoting his next film, Labor Day, at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, No Country for Old Men actor Josh Brolin confirmed that he was approached by Warner Bros. and in early talks to play Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film where he noted that things “just didn’t turn out”. Among the quotes in the article from the Huffington Post is some nice reaction from Brolin about the highly debated Ben Affleck casting.
In talking with the Huffington Post, Brolin was asked about whether or not he had conversations with director Zack Snyder about the prospect of playing Batman:
We did. I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack, 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 a popular choice among fans when the rumored short list of actors in contention first came about, subsequently resulting in less than mixed reaction to the announcement that Ben Affleck would be taking up the role. Brolin commented on fan reaction over Affleck’s casting:
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, ‘Fuck 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.
I’m a firm believer that since Affleck is such a gifted filmmaker (and I obviously realize that he probably won’t be involved in that light), that he will have a great vision for the character. As a matter of fact, Brolin wishes Affleck the best in his Bat endeavors:
I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words.
How do you feel about Brolin’s confirmation that he was in talks for the role? I love the Affleck casting, but it would seem as if I’m in the minority on that one! Also, take into consideration that this could lead to a very healthy relationship between Affleck and WB that could possibly land him in the director’s chair for future installments of the Batman mythos.
SOURCE: The Huffington Post
Posted on September 9, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Batman, Batman vs. Superman, Ben Affleck, Comics, Film, Huffington Post, Josh Brolin, Man of Steel, Movies, Superheroes, Superman, Warner Bros., Zack Snyder. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.