Ever since the announcement that Batman would be appearing in the Man of Steel sequel, the Internet has pretty much gone Bat-shit crazy (yes, pun very much intended.) At one point, it was apparently a sure thing that Josh Brolin would be playing an older, grizzled Batman alongside Henry Cavill’s younger, naive Big Blue Boy Scout. As we all know, Ben Affleck officially got the nod to don the cape and cowl, but was Brolin ever really in the frame for Batman, or was it all just rumours? The actor recently revealed all to The Huffington Post.
When asked about if he had any talks with director Zack Snyder, Brolin said, “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.”
In terms of the ridiculous reaction the Affleck casting has had, Brolin added, “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 things you are. He’s trying to make the best choices he can.’ I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words.”
Personally, I’m right with Brolin in the way that I think Affleck will be absolutely phenomenal as the Caped Crusader. The guy will be the bomb as Batman, yo!
At this time, the Man of Steel sequel – likely to be titled either Superman vs Batman or Batman vs Superman – is set for a 2015 release, with production starting early next year.
In the meantime, for all those doubters amongst you, be sure to check out my reasoning as to why Affleck will be brilliant as Batman by clicking here.