Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin Being Considered for Batman

Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin Being Considered for Batman
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As we heard at the end of last week, rumors suggest that Warner Bros. is looking for an older Batman, a grizzled version of the character in their 40s and for the most part (something we suggested would be a good idea too), the names put forth by THR as early contenders mostly bear that out. Ryan Gosling and Matthew Goode are the two youngest at 32 and 35, respectively, but they are both folks the studio has been keen on previously. Gosling was previously attached to WB’s long brewing “Logan’s Run” reboot (his buddy Nicolas Winding Refn is still on board), and his directorial debut “How To Catch A Monster” will be distributed by the studio. Meanwhile Goode has already done the superhero thing as Ozymandias in Zack Snyder‘s “Watchmen.”


Josh Brolin is said in some quarters to be the “frontrunner” for the role, though WB sources downplay that talk, saying that casting hasn’t even begun. Other names being tossed around include Richard Armitage (Thorin in “The Hobbit” films) and Max Martini (the Aussie father in “Pacific Rim”).

I have to admit they are going to have a hard time doing anything right in my eyes on this one, but none of this gets me excited about this upcoming film at all.

I was excited for Man of Steel and look how that turned out. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…