Warner Bros. is looking into casting an older Batman, between his 30’s and 40’s. A list of actors being considered has been unearthed. Click the jump to see more.
After the massive announcement at Comic-Con regarding Man of Steel 2, the Internet has been ablaze with speculation for quite some time regarding this new incarnation of the Bats that will be introduced into this newborn DC cinematic universe. However, I’m the type of person that chooses not to worry over things that are not in my control. I’m taking a wait-and-see approach to the entire thing and letting things come to pass naturally…. but who knew that would come to pass this quickly.
Ever since Zack Snyder had Harry Lennix read out those infamous lines from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, it’s been speculated that this movie could possibly adapt that groundbreaking book or at least take some cues from it. Well, today, it’s been discovered that though it’s not a direct adaption, it’s taking a fair amount of influence from it. Sources are saying that this new Batman will have already been established, as WB has no intention of doing yet another origin story, opting instead to have a rougher, more experienced Batman. In fact, they’re looking at a more middle-aged Batman, around his 30’s or 40’s. Also, they intend to infuse the tone of the tumultuous relationship between Bats and Supes from TDKR.
It’s important to note that the script is currently being written and that Snyder has just recently began looking at actors, so I’d say that it’s imperative that we can’t take this information too seriously.
Regardless, the big news is that sources already have a list of actors they’re considering for the role of Bats. Here are those names:
Richard Armitage – This guy has been around for quite some time, mostly playing on British TV, and apparently had a role in Captain America: The First Avenger, but I missed him there. I, and presumably the rest of the world, discovered him as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Having only seen him in one movie, I don’t want to vouch for him, but he definitely looks like Bruce.
There you have it. The list of actors considered for the new incarnation of the Bats. It’s an interesting list and I’m not the least bit disappointed in these choices. But as stated previously, I wouldn’t quite bank on any of these names yet. As far as I know, none of this has been confirmed with WB.
Do any of these actors work for you? Or do you think these actors are all wrong? Who would you prefer? Let me know.
Source – Hollywood Reporter