The Hollywood Reporter is posting a more accurate list of actors that are in contention for the role of Batman. This Batman will co-star in the sequel to the Man of Steel. Currently that film is either being called Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman. The film, right now, is being based on Frank Miller’s comic “The Dark Knight Returns”. The Hollywood Reporter had this insight on who Warner Brothers wants to cast as the Dark Knight.
“the real insight is the kind of Bruce Wayne/Batman that Snyder is looking to cast. According to numerous sources, this Wayne/Batman will be in the late 30s or around the 40 mark. He will be established and rugged. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of the Dark Knight”.
Here is their list of contenders:
Josh Brolin, 46 -- Gangster Squad, Jonah Hex, Goonies and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (A Frank Miller Comic).
Ryan Gosling, 32 -- Gangster Squad, The Place Between the Pines, Blue Valentine. Also the youngest actor on this list.
Joe Manganiello, 36 -- True Blood, Spider-Man. Rumor has it he was almost Superman in Man of Steel.
Richard Armitage, 41 -- The Hobbit Trilogy, Captain America.
Max Martini, 43 -- Revenge, Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and Pacific Rim, and Captain Phillips (plays a Navy Seal Commander.
Matthew Goode, 35 -- Stoker, Watchmen (Zach Snyder Connection).
Among these actors, who makes the best Batman?