Batman Rumors: Scott Adkins has reportedly auditioned for the role and Christian Bale offered $50 million to return
Rumors continue to swirl and denials are sure to follow, but the latest news regarding casting for the SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN movie are the biggest topic on the internet. While tons of names are being bandied about, nothing can quite compete with the desire to have Christian Bale return as the Caped Crusader. Despite saying he would not return without Christopher Nolan, Latino Review cites a source who claims Bale is being offered $50 million to don the cowl once more.
The source claims they have inside knowledge at Legendary Pictures, but it also seems flimsy. Bale would be foolish to pass over that much money for one movie, but would the studio really be that desperate to cast Batman? With sources claiming Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and many others are in the running for the part, is Warner Bros that worried about the movie?
A polar opposite rumor has relative unknown actor Scott Adkins reportedly auditioning for the part of Batman. Adkins has appeared in many films including THE EXPENDABLES 2, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, ZERO DARK THIRTY, and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING. The source is a fansite for the actor, so take the rumor with a grain of salt at this point. I would think that Adkins is unknown enough that they could cast him cheaply, but if you had a choice between Christian Bale and Scott Adkins, wouldn't the answer be a no-brainer?
SUPERMAN VS BATMAN opens in 2015.