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Tyler Hoechlin to screen test for Batman plus possible plot for Superman/Batman film

Jul. 24, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Superman/Batman

"Really? That's awesome! So who's going to play Batman?"

That's literally what I hear every time I tell someone about Zack Snyder's Superman/Batman movie. Everyone wants to know who will be wearing the cowl next, and obviously there's going to be tons of rumors swirling around until we hear some sort of confirmation, which could be awhile. As it is with most rumors, I'd take this one from Cosmic Book News with a massive grain of salt.

The site has a source within DC Entertainment and they are claiming that Tyler Hoechlin (HALL PASS, ROAD TO PERDITION, MTV's Teen Wolf) is being "heavily considered" for Bruce Wayne/Batman. According to their source DC is looking for an actor who is at the same level of popularity that Henry Cavill was at before MAN OF STEEL, and Hoechlin will have a screen test with Cavill. The source reveals that while Tyler Hoechlin is the favorite at this point, other bigger known actors might test for the part as well.

Tyler Hoechlin

Cosmic Book News is also being told that movie will have multiple villains and two of them might be Joker and Lex Luthor. Here's what the source said regarding the plot for the Batman/Superman film:

The sequel is set a year after Man of Steel, and the world is still getting used to having this powerful god on the planet who isn't fully trusted by everybody. Batman certainly doesn't trust Superman. Superman doesn't trust Batman; either of which causes the two to clash when they initially meet. They do however pair up to defeat the villains (not 100% confirmed who the villains are). COULD be Luthor and Joker, but only a select few really know that. Luthor is definitely in the sequel and he doesn't like Superman, believing him a threat to the planet.

I consider both the Tyler Hoechlin rumor and the possible plot details as "too soon to be taken seriously" but I do think there's at least seeds of truth to both. Hoechlin certainly looks the part and it's been rumored before that Lex Luthor would appear in the sequel for MAN OF STEEL. Like I said though, it's very early in the game for SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN and a million things could change between now and when filming actually starts.

You should be able to see Batman and Superman team-up on the big screen sometime in 2015.

Extra Tidbit: If Joker is going to appear in the film who would you want to play him? If Tom Hiddleston wasn't already playing Loki for Marvel...

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5:08PM on 08/19/2013
Why is everyone freaking out over a screen test? Just because he tests doesn't necesarily mean he'll get the part. And besides if people can consider Ryan Gosling who although is a good actor is a little too pretty to play Batman, as viable, then Hoechlin has just as much right to the part as well. I agree that the person cast should be older, however Brolin seems too old, same goes for Armitage. If this Batman is expected to carry a franchise, then those two selections would age out. I get
Why is everyone freaking out over a screen test? Just because he tests doesn't necesarily mean he'll get the part. And besides if people can consider Ryan Gosling who although is a good actor is a little too pretty to play Batman, as viable, then Hoechlin has just as much right to the part as well. I agree that the person cast should be older, however Brolin seems too old, same goes for Armitage. If this Batman is expected to carry a franchise, then those two selections would age out. I get everyone wants Bale, but he doesn't want to do it. My personal choices would be Luke Evans (I can picture him playing a more cerebral and brooding Batman) and Anson Mount (I can picture him playing a more hardened, experienced and gritty Batman although I see him more as a real life flashpoint Thomas Wayne version). I would, however like a lot of other people, like to see a complete portrayal of the character, i.e. one that has a greater range of combative prowess, a true detective, dark, driven, calculating, experienced, unpredictable and terrifying. Bale played as close to an everyman sort of Batman as you can get, but his version had this sort of frailty and rabidity all rolled into one. There was a fear of failure and a sense of fatigue in him that wouldn't let him match up to superhuman characters if presented with one as an opponent. Urban is actually a pretty good choice too.
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4:21PM on 08/18/2013

now the DC Cinematic Universe can be refined and perfected, while the "Nolanverse" can stand pure & alone...

i think tyler would be a great batman... cant wait to see where they take this whole thing.... and i love that theyre just introducing the new batman like this, in a whole new epic way, rather than just rehashing the whole going through the origin story all over again, just to have the new face being established.... we all know batman's history, and what with JLA eventually, we can always go back for a batman prequel for the new batman, later on... for now, this seems like the smartest decision
i think tyler would be a great batman... cant wait to see where they take this whole thing.... and i love that theyre just introducing the new batman like this, in a whole new epic way, rather than just rehashing the whole going through the origin story all over again, just to have the new face being established.... we all know batman's history, and what with JLA eventually, we can always go back for a batman prequel for the new batman, later on... for now, this seems like the smartest decision the DC Cinematic Universe could've made for batman's future, in my opinion. this way, we get to look at the Nolan trilogy as a stand-alone continuity, seperate from what is planned for Superman, Green Lantern, Arrow, JLA, and the rest of the DC film universe and its future (as well as the new Batman), in which now we can focus on the DCU version of batman - keeping Nolan's pure and untouched by what is now shaping up as a more perfected vision of where the DCU is heading and how theyre shaping up & refining themselves to clash and compete against the epic continuity of Marvel's....
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4:27PM on 08/18/2013
but, i still think Brolin is an amazing choice for the new Bruce Wayne/Batman as well... they're my two favorite choices. but, if we're all thinking about longevity, and the possibility of this version of Batman not changing the actor from here on out, then it might be wiser to go with the younger choice.... but, Brolin is, by far, a real gem when it comes to the depth and skill he brings to the table, and as good as Tyler is, might not be matched compared to Brolin.... but, who says that
but, i still think Brolin is an amazing choice for the new Bruce Wayne/Batman as well... they're my two favorite choices. but, if we're all thinking about longevity, and the possibility of this version of Batman not changing the actor from here on out, then it might be wiser to go with the younger choice.... but, Brolin is, by far, a real gem when it comes to the depth and skill he brings to the table, and as good as Tyler is, might not be matched compared to Brolin.... but, who says that Brolin even wants it? so, for now... i'm saying go for Tyler all the way. im just saying, the only other person i could see being worthwhile of replacing him, is Brolin.... no one else....
2:34AM on 08/06/2013

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Perfect casting choice. The guy actually embodies exactly what Batman is. He has trained in various forms of martial arts since he was a kid and has mastered many and perfected a great athletic physique which he fine tunes. Hes a up and coming actor who is starting to slowly make his way into major movies and he just looks like Bruce Wayne with no effort. Hes also a great age for it as he looks alot younger then he actually is (37) and wont show aging like the usual hollywood actors do in
Perfect casting choice. The guy actually embodies exactly what Batman is. He has trained in various forms of martial arts since he was a kid and has mastered many and perfected a great athletic physique which he fine tunes. Hes a up and coming actor who is starting to slowly make his way into major movies and he just looks like Bruce Wayne with no effort. Hes also a great age for it as he looks alot younger then he actually is (37) and wont show aging like the usual hollywood actors do in sequels due to the type of health and fitness regimen he has. As long as hes directed well and is at least adequate acting which he usually is, the movie could be epic and he might stand as the greatest Batman of all time.
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1:42PM on 07/31/2013

Darren Shahlavi

Darren Shahlavi. Another Brit alongside Cavill, but he's worked with Snyder twice and he also does stunts.
Darren Shahlavi. Another Brit alongside Cavill, but he's worked with Snyder twice and he also does stunts.
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6:29PM on 07/26/2013
Looks too much like Mark Sanchez. Pass. Or, I mean pass incomplete.
Looks too much like Mark Sanchez. Pass. Or, I mean pass incomplete.
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5:38PM on 07/26/2013

I don't know about this guy...

I just don't know........On a side note, if they ever decided to bring the Joker back to the big screen, my vote goes to Crispin Glover.
I just don't know........On a side note, if they ever decided to bring the Joker back to the big screen, my vote goes to Crispin Glover.
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5:35PM on 07/26/2013
Double post
Double post
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1:36PM on 07/26/2013

John Hamm for Batman. Or bring back Michael Keaton!!

Too soon for Joker as well. I feel like Batman needs to be older than Superman. I would love to see an actual adult play Bruce Wayne instead of casting some kid in his mid 20s like they seem to be planning. Bruce needs to take control of the first 40 minutes to establish the fact that this isn't Nolans Batman, this is a different universe and there is no need to grunt out every line as Batman. There needs to be established villains already running around in Gotham.
Too soon for Joker as well. I feel like Batman needs to be older than Superman. I would love to see an actual adult play Bruce Wayne instead of casting some kid in his mid 20s like they seem to be planning. Bruce needs to take control of the first 40 minutes to establish the fact that this isn't Nolans Batman, this is a different universe and there is no need to grunt out every line as Batman. There needs to be established villains already running around in Gotham.
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5:38PM on 07/26/2013
I agree with you for John Hamm but not Keaton, keaton had his spotlight and is too old anyway, someone new is the way to go.
I agree with you for John Hamm but not Keaton, keaton had his spotlight and is too old anyway, someone new is the way to go.
11:55PM on 07/25/2013
I don't Know who this guy is, I just know he looks too young to play Batman especially against Cavill's Superman; the way I see it Batman needs to appear slightly more mature than Superman, not the other way around.
I don't Know who this guy is, I just know he looks too young to play Batman especially against Cavill's Superman; the way I see it Batman needs to appear slightly more mature than Superman, not the other way around.
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9:56PM on 07/25/2013
So these are my out of the box casting choices:
Billy Crudup- Lex Luthor
Joel Edgerton- Joker
Oscar Isaac- Batman
So these are my out of the box casting choices:
Billy Crudup- Lex Luthor
Joel Edgerton- Joker
Oscar Isaac- Batman
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9:07PM on 07/25/2013

To add to what I said below... *possible spoilers*

I also think that they should go with an actor who IS BETTER KNOWN than Henry Cavill (or at least better known before he made MoS). My thinking behind this is that you need a counter-balance to make up for this new Superman's inexperience. Yes, this Superman may be incredibly strong, but he is still green around the edges, and the way he killed Zod proves this. I feel an audience could buy the idea of Batman having been around the block for a while if he was portrayed by someone who is older
I also think that they should go with an actor who IS BETTER KNOWN than Henry Cavill (or at least better known before he made MoS). My thinking behind this is that you need a counter-balance to make up for this new Superman's inexperience. Yes, this Superman may be incredibly strong, but he is still green around the edges, and the way he killed Zod proves this. I feel an audience could buy the idea of Batman having been around the block for a while if he was portrayed by someone who is older (like Jon Hamm) and thus allow the audience to associate that the summation of all previous Batman films are this new Batman's background.

Moreover, there is no need for Joker to appear in a movie for a long time. I say this because there have been three iconic portrayals of the character (four if you count the animated series) and the next Joker will not live up to expectations. Batman has probably THE BEST rogues gallery in the DC (or even the Marvel) Universe and the producers of the next DC movies need to expand on this asset and stop being concerned with young & fresh casting choices.
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9:10PM on 07/25/2013
***One more thing!***
If they are going to go for someone closer to Henry Cavill's age they should strongly consider Wes Bentley. I think I would be ok with him playing Batman.
***One more thing!***
If they are going to go for someone closer to Henry Cavill's age they should strongly consider Wes Bentley. I think I would be ok with him playing Batman.
5:31PM on 07/26/2013
What does a better known actor filling one role have to do with the experience of a separate character, played by a separate actor? You lost me
What does a better known actor filling one role have to do with the experience of a separate character, played by a separate actor? You lost me
8:57PM on 07/25/2013
I'm assuming this is the studio's choice because he's the hot commodity from a teen oriented tv show. Gonna be awhile before we get a legit set of possibles. Snyder's casting has always been pretty inspired (Cavill, Butler, Fassbender, everyone in Watchmen) so I have faith in his casting abilities..
I'm assuming this is the studio's choice because he's the hot commodity from a teen oriented tv show. Gonna be awhile before we get a legit set of possibles. Snyder's casting has always been pretty inspired (Cavill, Butler, Fassbender, everyone in Watchmen) so I have faith in his casting abilities..
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8:25PM on 07/25/2013
WTF? Is this like the Twilight fan-fiction version of Batman?
WTF? Is this like the Twilight fan-fiction version of Batman?
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7:54PM on 07/25/2013

huh?

Looks more like super boy.
Looks more like super boy.
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3:57PM on 07/25/2013

This just sucks. It fucking does.

I literally remember when Bale signed on to play Bruce Wayne for Batman Begins. People were burnt out on Batman back then due to the Schumacher films, but there was a wave of excitement for those film fans amongst us, because we all knew Bale was one of the best actors of his generation. And though people now tend to look back at the best film in the trilogy - The Dark Knight - and mock Bale for his growly voice, people seem to forget he fucking carried Batman Begins on his back and knocked it
I literally remember when Bale signed on to play Bruce Wayne for Batman Begins. People were burnt out on Batman back then due to the Schumacher films, but there was a wave of excitement for those film fans amongst us, because we all knew Bale was one of the best actors of his generation. And though people now tend to look back at the best film in the trilogy - The Dark Knight - and mock Bale for his growly voice, people seem to forget he fucking carried Batman Begins on his back and knocked it out of the park. He made that movie brilliant.

So we're going from a celebrated character actor who transforms himself for roles...to a pretty-boy from MTV's Teen Wolf, a show I've seen described in no positive terms, and whose acting has always been criticized in most reviews I've read.

Snyder is basically taking the elements that made Nolan's films work and reverting back. I think they're trying to go more goofy and comic book-ish for the new series, which makes sense from a financial point of view -- they don't have to worry as much about the 'realism' aspect of Nolan's series when they tie it into Justice League, etc., and have some of the more outlandish characters -- but it doesn't change the fact that they're basically reducing both series to something I'm not really keen on. And before anyone says I'm pre-judging or that this news isn't confirmed, I'm as much basing my negativity on the news itself as the film Man of Steel, which, to me, gave a great indication of where Snyder was planning to head. I thought the film had moments of brilliance outweighed by long stretches of mediocrity, and the final stretch of endless battles and chaotic fight sequences was just mind-numbing and, worst of all, BORING. So we'll see how he manages to pull this all together but my anticipation is at a low level right now.
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3:50PM on 07/25/2013

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a very big MEH!!......that is all...
a very big MEH!!......that is all...
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2:28PM on 07/25/2013
Looks too young to me...
Looks too young to me...
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2:25PM on 07/25/2013
He's got the look for sure and he is not as young as people seem to think. He'd be 27 when filming starts. That could easily be Batman in his 2nd or 3rd year.
He's got the look for sure and he is not as young as people seem to think. He'd be 27 when filming starts. That could easily be Batman in his 2nd or 3rd year.
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2:23PM on 07/25/2013
Not really sure if this guy would be good as Batman. I feel like he's too young and fresh faced to take on Batman. And anyone who's seen Hall Pass, have you heard his voice? I don't know who he'd be intimidating with that squeak, but it ain't hardened criminals. They should be going for an older, wiser, more experienced Batman. I like the idea of Jon Hamm for the role personally.
Not really sure if this guy would be good as Batman. I feel like he's too young and fresh faced to take on Batman. And anyone who's seen Hall Pass, have you heard his voice? I don't know who he'd be intimidating with that squeak, but it ain't hardened criminals. They should be going for an older, wiser, more experienced Batman. I like the idea of Jon Hamm for the role personally.
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1:54PM on 07/25/2013
I'm not really concerned about his past work or how he looks at this point. Christian Bale wasn't really an ideal choice for Batman and Keaton was a quirky comedian for Christ's sake. And he played Batman like no other. Some say he's still the best. I think this new dude has the right eyes; they're dark and brooding. He's got a good jawline for the mask. They just need to determine if he has the personality. I don't mind Batman being in the same age bracket as Superman (who was 33 in Man Of
I'm not really concerned about his past work or how he looks at this point. Christian Bale wasn't really an ideal choice for Batman and Keaton was a quirky comedian for Christ's sake. And he played Batman like no other. Some say he's still the best. I think this new dude has the right eyes; they're dark and brooding. He's got a good jawline for the mask. They just need to determine if he has the personality. I don't mind Batman being in the same age bracket as Superman (who was 33 in Man Of Steel). He doesn't need to be old to be mature, he just needs to be a mature young person. I can see this working if done right.
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3:13PM on 07/25/2013
Plus Cavill is only 30 so this guy...who is 26 could easily play a bit older. They are in the same age range.

BTW, I LOVED the casting of Bale when it happened because of Equilibrium.
Plus Cavill is only 30 so this guy...who is 26 could easily play a bit older. They are in the same age range.

BTW, I LOVED the casting of Bale when it happened because of Equilibrium.
3:46PM on 07/25/2013
Christian Bale was the top fan favorite after American Psycho years before Batman Begins started filmming.
Christian Bale was the top fan favorite after American Psycho years before Batman Begins started filmming.
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1:47PM on 07/25/2013

No thanks.

I want their ages to be more comparable. Supes said he was 33 so I definitely don't want a younger Batman...especially one that looks kinda like a douchenozzle.
I want their ages to be more comparable. Supes said he was 33 so I definitely don't want a younger Batman...especially one that looks kinda like a douchenozzle.
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1:19PM on 07/25/2013

Older and wiser Batman

I was hoping for an older, grizzled and harder Batman. One that knew every trick in the book not some young gun newbie. Josh Brolin has been my choice for an older Batman for a while now and I would have loved to see them do that.
I was hoping for an older, grizzled and harder Batman. One that knew every trick in the book not some young gun newbie. Josh Brolin has been my choice for an older Batman for a while now and I would have loved to see them do that.
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4:12PM on 07/25/2013
Brolin is tiny, and his head/face would make him an awkward choice. Would be too easy to tell who was under the cowl -
Brolin is tiny, and his head/face would make him an awkward choice. Would be too easy to tell who was under the cowl -
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1:12PM on 07/25/2013
Karl Urban would make a good Batman.
Karl Urban would make a good Batman.
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1:05PM on 07/25/2013
Okay, so I don't have a clue who this guy is - so can't comment on how good a fit he is. For me though Karl Urban would be perfect.

Lex Luthor is an obvious choice for one villain, but I'd be inclined to keep away from The Joker. Bring in someone unexpected.
Okay, so I don't have a clue who this guy is - so can't comment on how good a fit he is. For me though Karl Urban would be perfect.

Lex Luthor is an obvious choice for one villain, but I'd be inclined to keep away from The Joker. Bring in someone unexpected.
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12:53PM on 07/25/2013
I agree that this guy is a bad choice. You need someone that is older than Cavill so that it is believable that he has been Batman longer than Clark has been Superman.
I agree that this guy is a bad choice. You need someone that is older than Cavill so that it is believable that he has been Batman longer than Clark has been Superman.
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12:31PM on 07/25/2013
Needs to be an older guy, no question. Someone established who we know is a badass. Why? Because the new Batman will have no movie of his own to introduce him. I don't think the mass audience will buy into it otherwise.
Needs to be an older guy, no question. Someone established who we know is a badass. Why? Because the new Batman will have no movie of his own to introduce him. I don't think the mass audience will buy into it otherwise.
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12:16PM on 07/25/2013

DC characters don't mix!!!

I agree with Bobafett2, how can you be as scared as one is meant to be from a character like Batman in a world in which Superman exists? Batman just exists in a different reality, his effect is just in a reality where an the alien Superman can fly into the sun, throw mountains, fly at the speed of light. Batman is an urban hero, a hero that exists in the world of Gotham, Superman exists in the reality of this universe, and the entirety of the Earth is his jurisdiction. Superman is the lazy
I agree with Bobafett2, how can you be as scared as one is meant to be from a character like Batman in a world in which Superman exists? Batman just exists in a different reality, his effect is just in a reality where an the alien Superman can fly into the sun, throw mountains, fly at the speed of light. Batman is an urban hero, a hero that exists in the world of Gotham, Superman exists in the reality of this universe, and the entirety of the Earth is his jurisdiction. Superman is the lazy man's superhero, I mean, what can't he do? That being said, this 27 yr old kid does look the part, but he is very young.
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5:07AM on 07/26/2013
Its alright moe green it seems fans opinions aren't the popular ones. Let them have their freddy and jason films and alien versus predator films, because that's essentially what's going to happen to this movie if it ever gets made.
Its alright moe green it seems fans opinions aren't the popular ones. Let them have their freddy and jason films and alien versus predator films, because that's essentially what's going to happen to this movie if it ever gets made.
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11:42AM on 07/25/2013
Nah, I'm not feeling it. After Nolan's mythology, it'll be too hard to accept this young guy as The Dark Knight. Maybe if it was on The CW, but not a summer blockbuster. He was mentioned below, and Ive thought this for a while, that Jon Hamm would be great in the role. He's got the Bruce Wayne look down to the T, and he's got the build and jaw to carry the cowl. He's a little old, but it depends on how they want to portray the character. For someone younger? I'd like to say Karl Urban. But he's
Nah, I'm not feeling it. After Nolan's mythology, it'll be too hard to accept this young guy as The Dark Knight. Maybe if it was on The CW, but not a summer blockbuster. He was mentioned below, and Ive thought this for a while, that Jon Hamm would be great in the role. He's got the Bruce Wayne look down to the T, and he's got the build and jaw to carry the cowl. He's a little old, but it depends on how they want to portray the character. For someone younger? I'd like to say Karl Urban. But he's Dredd. I want him back as Dredd!
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11:06AM on 07/25/2013

SO BAD

This is just such a bad idea. I dont think there should be a justice league or these stupid duo films they are just not going to work in the DC Universe. The true fans of Batman and Superman are never going to get a film that meets their expectations. Purely for the fact that the studios have too much input and want films that they can market at a wider audience. Although Nolans Batman films were good, we still havent had a Batman that fulfils the die hard Fans dream. And Man of Steel was just
This is just such a bad idea. I dont think there should be a justice league or these stupid duo films they are just not going to work in the DC Universe. The true fans of Batman and Superman are never going to get a film that meets their expectations. Purely for the fact that the studios have too much input and want films that they can market at a wider audience. Although Nolans Batman films were good, we still havent had a Batman that fulfils the die hard Fans dream. And Man of Steel was just another waste of time.
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10:39AM on 07/25/2013
As I said before... Batman needs to be an older guy. Even when (I think) this movie are not going to be related with Nolans universe, the events on Man of steel are probably happening after The dark knight rises. And maybe Bat came out from retirement to deal with this new guy in town (Superman). We dont need a teen Batman!
As I said before... Batman needs to be an older guy. Even when (I think) this movie are not going to be related with Nolans universe, the events on Man of steel are probably happening after The dark knight rises. And maybe Bat came out from retirement to deal with this new guy in town (Superman). We dont need a teen Batman!
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10:34AM on 07/25/2013
Every new piece of news makes this sound worse and worse. Leave Joker alone please. Also, hopefully they will cast Batman more with his detective persona in mind.
Every new piece of news makes this sound worse and worse. Leave Joker alone please. Also, hopefully they will cast Batman more with his detective persona in mind.
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10:05AM on 07/25/2013

Oh no

Frankly Man of Steel was a so so film. Started ever so well and then seemed like they simply ripped the ending from the Avengers. I'm sorry Zack Snyder really should leave this alone. While Cavill plays Superman well, I've a feeling the world is going to expect another iconic Joker if he is cast as on of the villains, and unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever see a repeat of what either Nicholson or Ledger depicted. I feel the expectations will be too high and it will not live up to the
Frankly Man of Steel was a so so film. Started ever so well and then seemed like they simply ripped the ending from the Avengers. I'm sorry Zack Snyder really should leave this alone. While Cavill plays Superman well, I've a feeling the world is going to expect another iconic Joker if he is cast as on of the villains, and unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever see a repeat of what either Nicholson or Ledger depicted. I feel the expectations will be too high and it will not live up to the potential that the two greatest superheroes can actually bring.
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10:05AM on 07/25/2013
Lost me at mention of The Joker....Ledger is still fresh in my mind. It was seem dishonorable to re-cast/re-do the Joker this soon.
Lost me at mention of The Joker....Ledger is still fresh in my mind. It was seem dishonorable to re-cast/re-do the Joker this soon.
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9:41AM on 07/25/2013

Superman is a god?

Isn't Superman significantly stronger than Batman?
What about 'Judgement on Gotham?' Bats and Dredd.
Isn't Superman significantly stronger than Batman?
What about 'Judgement on Gotham?' Bats and Dredd.
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10:40AM on 07/25/2013
Batman is the only man to have actually defeated Superman in combat in the comics. Superman even acknowledges this several times and has called Batman the contingency plan in case Superman ever goes rogue. If I'm not mistaken, when Bats first met Superman, he already knew most things about Supes through his detective prowess and even had a piece of kryptonite with him, for if and when they did encounter each other.
Batman is the only man to have actually defeated Superman in combat in the comics. Superman even acknowledges this several times and has called Batman the contingency plan in case Superman ever goes rogue. If I'm not mistaken, when Bats first met Superman, he already knew most things about Supes through his detective prowess and even had a piece of kryptonite with him, for if and when they did encounter each other.
3:30PM on 08/01/2013
But these are films, not comics. In the 21C filmic superhero world, Superman would defeat Batman. IMO :)
But these are films, not comics. In the 21C filmic superhero world, Superman would defeat Batman. IMO :)
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9:33AM on 07/25/2013

Worlds Finest!!

Not to jazzed about the dude playing Batman but maybe he'll surprise me. I'm just happy it looks like the plot is slowly inching towards Batman/Superman : World's Finest but live action
Not to jazzed about the dude playing Batman but maybe he'll surprise me. I'm just happy it looks like the plot is slowly inching towards Batman/Superman : World's Finest but live action
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9:09AM on 07/25/2013

There is only one logical choice.

Micheal C Hall for batman... that is all.
Micheal C Hall for batman... that is all.
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9:18AM on 07/25/2013
I could see that working. He could use his Dexter narration voice as his batman voice.
I could see that working. He could use his Dexter narration voice as his batman voice.
9:09AM on 07/25/2013

Nah

..I would go with Jaime Lannister, except the guy would have to dye his hair like in Mama. He has the Bruce Wayne look, he's rather tall, and he's kind of muscular. He's the same build as Christian Bale, although he could get a bit more beefy..
..I would go with Jaime Lannister, except the guy would have to dye his hair like in Mama. He has the Bruce Wayne look, he's rather tall, and he's kind of muscular. He's the same build as Christian Bale, although he could get a bit more beefy..
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8:28AM on 07/25/2013

yes

As a fan of batman, this has me very excited. Would love to see a more goofy ott take on the joker again. I love the batman/superman crossovers and i really enjoyed mos so im very excited about this. This and star wars in 2015, its gonna be awesome!!
As a fan of batman, this has me very excited. Would love to see a more goofy ott take on the joker again. I love the batman/superman crossovers and i really enjoyed mos so im very excited about this. This and star wars in 2015, its gonna be awesome!!
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9:15AM on 07/25/2013
Goofy Joker??! When the fuck was The Joker goofy.. You're fucking goofy
Goofy Joker??! When the fuck was The Joker goofy.. You're fucking goofy
10:23AM on 07/25/2013
Well i can think of 3 examples the joker in the comics before the 80s, the joker from the 60s tv show abd the animated series. Even nicolsons take on the joker was slightly goofy.
Well i can think of 3 examples the joker in the comics before the 80s, the joker from the 60s tv show abd the animated series. Even nicolsons take on the joker was slightly goofy.
10:23AM on 07/25/2013
Well i can think of 3 examples the joker in the comics before the 80s, the joker from the 60s tv show abd the animated series. Even nicolsons take on the joker was slightly goofy.
Well i can think of 3 examples the joker in the comics before the 80s, the joker from the 60s tv show abd the animated series. Even nicolsons take on the joker was slightly goofy.
8:24PM on 07/25/2013
Why in blue fucking hell would a goofy Joker be a good thing? Somehow I don't think the Cesar Romero version of the Joker will mesh cohesively with a modern take on Superman and Batman. Conclusion: YOU'RE INSANE.
Why in blue fucking hell would a goofy Joker be a good thing? Somehow I don't think the Cesar Romero version of the Joker will mesh cohesively with a modern take on Superman and Batman. Conclusion: YOU'RE INSANE.
7:40AM on 07/25/2013

I don't know

There isn't much age disparity between Bruce and Clark, but he doesn't have the jaw, which for a man in a cowl is important. Jon Hamm has the right jaw for it.
There isn't much age disparity between Bruce and Clark, but he doesn't have the jaw, which for a man in a cowl is important. Jon Hamm has the right jaw for it.
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7:38AM on 07/25/2013

I don't know

There isn't much age disparity between Bruce and Clark, but he doesn't have the jaw, which for a man in a cowl is important. Jon Hamm has the right jaw for it.
There isn't much age disparity between Bruce and Clark, but he doesn't have the jaw, which for a man in a cowl is important. Jon Hamm has the right jaw for it.
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6:50AM on 07/25/2013
how AWESOME it would have been to have Heath Ledger reprise his role as the Joker!!
how AWESOME it would have been to have Heath Ledger reprise his role as the Joker!!
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5:54AM on 07/25/2013
Whoever tests best with Cavill. I don't like the 'multiple villains' rumor at all, I was hoping for a B vs. S story. Perhaps with Luthor manipulating them against each other.
Whoever tests best with Cavill. I don't like the 'multiple villains' rumor at all, I was hoping for a B vs. S story. Perhaps with Luthor manipulating them against each other.
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5:01AM on 07/25/2013

An almost Superman for Batman...

I say Matt Bomer for Batman. He's got the look and acting chops and is at similar popularity levels to Henry Cavil before MOS. He was pretty much Bruce Wayne in OUT OF TIME. As for the joker, I say Ben Foster or Rhys Wakefield from THE PURGE[link].
I say Matt Bomer for Batman. He's got the look and acting chops and is at similar popularity levels to Henry Cavil before MOS. He was pretty much Bruce Wayne in OUT OF TIME. As for the joker, I say Ben Foster or Rhys Wakefield from THE PURGE[link].
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5:01AM on 07/25/2013
I've got absolutely no idea who this hairy looking kid is. Will he be playing Wolverine after Jackman retires?
I've got absolutely no idea who this hairy looking kid is. Will he be playing Wolverine after Jackman retires?
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4:51AM on 07/25/2013

Also, re: Extra Tidbit about Joker casting:

Off the top of my head, i think Alan Tudyk or Alan Cumming would be my votes. The fact is, as evidenced by Heath Ledger's complete transformation, I no longer believe in an 'obvious' casting choice for a guy who is going to be hidden behind pounds of make-up and a high pitched voice.
Off the top of my head, i think Alan Tudyk or Alan Cumming would be my votes. The fact is, as evidenced by Heath Ledger's complete transformation, I no longer believe in an 'obvious' casting choice for a guy who is going to be hidden behind pounds of make-up and a high pitched voice.
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4:44AM on 07/25/2013

Looks right, but can't act very well

I don't understand the hate this casting RUMOR is generating. Hoechlin is admittedly devoid of a personality, but he looks like a young Bruce Wayne. I don't think we should judge until he gets some screen tests. I doubt he's going to just get the part. It's the first casting rumor. I vote we all calm down, take a wait and see approach.
I don't understand the hate this casting RUMOR is generating. Hoechlin is admittedly devoid of a personality, but he looks like a young Bruce Wayne. I don't think we should judge until he gets some screen tests. I doubt he's going to just get the part. It's the first casting rumor. I vote we all calm down, take a wait and see approach.
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4:44AM on 07/25/2013
So,two mannequins are playing Superman & Batman. Tidbit : Brad pitt.Tyler durden as Joker
So,two mannequins are playing Superman & Batman. Tidbit : Brad pitt.Tyler durden as Joker
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3:23AM on 07/25/2013

The way I see it...

I feel whoever is cast for Batman should be OLDER than Cavill. I was feeling it more when the fandom called for Jon Hamm to take a crack at the Caped Crusader. I feel strongly that if they want a Justice League movie to work well they should have an older Bruce who can help guide Clark into becoming a strong leader. The way Man of Steel left off felt as though Superman was only beginning the role of hero. Yes, Superman may be the strongest being in this new universe, but if you're going to
I feel whoever is cast for Batman should be OLDER than Cavill. I was feeling it more when the fandom called for Jon Hamm to take a crack at the Caped Crusader. I feel strongly that if they want a Justice League movie to work well they should have an older Bruce who can help guide Clark into becoming a strong leader. The way Man of Steel left off felt as though Superman was only beginning the role of hero. Yes, Superman may be the strongest being in this new universe, but if you're going to reboot Batman you might as well set it up as though he has been around for a while before Superman came onto the scene and the audience would feel the same from seeing a handful of iterations past. More than anything I believe fans will want to see a Batman/Bruce Wayne who can put Superman/Clark Kent in his place, and what comes better with age than authority.
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2:33AM on 07/25/2013

Love the comments

Love these articles only for the fanboy hate and reactions, if your for it thumbs down, against it thumbs up, you people don't know the guy, who knows maybe he'll be good, rumors make the fanboys go nuts and I love it!
Love these articles only for the fanboy hate and reactions, if your for it thumbs down, against it thumbs up, you people don't know the guy, who knows maybe he'll be good, rumors make the fanboys go nuts and I love it!
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1:27AM on 07/25/2013

I'm not afraid to admit

I watch teen wolf. And yes I'm an adult that starts his sentences with the word "and" but here me out. This guy has got acting chops and he most definitely looks the part. Hope he gets it, although he might be too short compared to Cavill
I watch teen wolf. And yes I'm an adult that starts his sentences with the word "and" but here me out. This guy has got acting chops and he most definitely looks the part. Hope he gets it, although he might be too short compared to Cavill
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1:18AM on 07/25/2013

Joker ...

I figure it would be better to go with someone in a similar realm as Luthor. Black Mask runs Gotham, and they could be working on a way to knock out both, once their new project gets nixed. Under Black Mask and Luthor they could hire lesser villains and mercs (Death Stroke, Sport Master, etc.). That would match well with Arkam Origins. After they utterly lose, you could have them both find new guys that they cannot control. Introducing a henchman turning into Metallo and Black Mask getting
I figure it would be better to go with someone in a similar realm as Luthor. Black Mask runs Gotham, and they could be working on a way to knock out both, once their new project gets nixed. Under Black Mask and Luthor they could hire lesser villains and mercs (Death Stroke, Sport Master, etc.). That would match well with Arkam Origins. After they utterly lose, you could have them both find new guys that they cannot control. Introducing a henchman turning into Metallo and Black Mask getting Joker broke out of prison would be a nice setup for future films.
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1:14AM on 07/25/2013

I'm loving this news...

I'm a "HUGE" fan of Tyler Hoechlin as Bruce Wayne/Batman! He not only has the look but the acting chops to pull it off! He has that brooding look if you have ever seen Teen Wolf. I'm really hoping he gets cast, him and Cavill together would be amazing!
I'm a "HUGE" fan of Tyler Hoechlin as Bruce Wayne/Batman! He not only has the look but the acting chops to pull it off! He has that brooding look if you have ever seen Teen Wolf. I'm really hoping he gets cast, him and Cavill together would be amazing!
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1:26AM on 07/25/2013
Wow! Sounds totally like shit!!!
Wow! Sounds totally like shit!!!
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1:06AM on 07/25/2013
"Let's try to copy Marvel, only instead of quality filmmakers and actors we will turn it all over to mediocre douche-bags and People Magazine cover boys! We can't lose! Wait, can we get the Joker in there too? Fuck yeah! No one remembers that other guy anymore, right? Holy shit, what if we could get Taylor Lautner for the Joker? This shit just writes itself! We could definitely get an Abercrombie cross promosh! Why doesn't everyone make important business decisions while snorting a pound of
"Let's try to copy Marvel, only instead of quality filmmakers and actors we will turn it all over to mediocre douche-bags and People Magazine cover boys! We can't lose! Wait, can we get the Joker in there too? Fuck yeah! No one remembers that other guy anymore, right? Holy shit, what if we could get Taylor Lautner for the Joker? This shit just writes itself! We could definitely get an Abercrombie cross promosh! Why doesn't everyone make important business decisions while snorting a pound of coke? It really helps the ideas pop!"
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1:03AM on 07/25/2013

Nope.

No fucking way.

So, they are going to turn this into Teen Beat presents: Supes vs. Batty bats!!! AND they are going to reintroduce the Joker NOW? I can barely conceive of anything more stupid. Unless they are trying to write a how-to guide on destroying franchises I have no idea what anyone involved in this could be thinking?

I really hope this is a total joke. It would likely ruin both franchises as well as whatever Justice League plans DC is trying to cobble together.
No fucking way.

So, they are going to turn this into Teen Beat presents: Supes vs. Batty bats!!! AND they are going to reintroduce the Joker NOW? I can barely conceive of anything more stupid. Unless they are trying to write a how-to guide on destroying franchises I have no idea what anyone involved in this could be thinking?

I really hope this is a total joke. It would likely ruin both franchises as well as whatever Justice League plans DC is trying to cobble together.
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12:45AM on 07/25/2013

Ummm...

Look, I haven't seen much this guy has been in, but I remember him from that 7th Heaven show and he was atrocious. I'm not saying I would need an actor on the Daniel Day Lewis level, but this would leave a lot to be desired.
Look, I haven't seen much this guy has been in, but I remember him from that 7th Heaven show and he was atrocious. I'm not saying I would need an actor on the Daniel Day Lewis level, but this would leave a lot to be desired.
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12:17AM on 07/25/2013

idk about this guy...

A few guys I think would be cool are Luke Evans, Ian Somerhalder, and Jake G.
A few guys I think would be cool are Luke Evans, Ian Somerhalder, and Jake G.
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11:46PM on 07/24/2013

Doppleganger Heroes?

So... they're gonna have two relative unknowns, who look very similar in appearance, duke it out in the biggest DC wet dream ever put on the silver screen.
I doubt it.
So... they're gonna have two relative unknowns, who look very similar in appearance, duke it out in the biggest DC wet dream ever put on the silver screen.
I doubt it.
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11:30PM on 07/24/2013
Kids take everything with a huge gain of salt regarding everything with this flick. Until theres an offical word from WB I aint believing anything.
Kids take everything with a huge gain of salt regarding everything with this flick. Until theres an offical word from WB I aint believing anything.
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11:21PM on 07/24/2013
So much wrong with this movie already and it's only a few days old. This has bad idea written all over it. It's too bad, I really want a great Superman film, but this is not going to be it.
So much wrong with this movie already and it's only a few days old. This has bad idea written all over it. It's too bad, I really want a great Superman film, but this is not going to be it.
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11:15PM on 07/24/2013

i wanna point out...

that in the comic book, Superman puts on the Batsuit all the time so Batman and Bruce Wayne can appear in the same room together. This guy looks like they could pull that trick at least once in the movie
that in the comic book, Superman puts on the Batsuit all the time so Batman and Bruce Wayne can appear in the same room together. This guy looks like they could pull that trick at least once in the movie
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12:09AM on 07/25/2013
That would be awesome and hilarious. Didn't know they do that in the comics.
That would be awesome and hilarious. Didn't know they do that in the comics.
11:03PM on 07/24/2013
I'm staying neutral on this for right now due to the fact that I have never seen this guy act let alone know who he is. I will say that his face screams Bruce Wayne/ Batman. Warner Bros. needs to take their time with the casting process on this project. They got lucky with Cavill and I only say that because he was still pretty much an unknown to general audiences even after IMMORTALS.
My personal pick is Karl Urban. That dude just radiates badass-ness. DREDD pretty much solidified that fact.
I'm staying neutral on this for right now due to the fact that I have never seen this guy act let alone know who he is. I will say that his face screams Bruce Wayne/ Batman. Warner Bros. needs to take their time with the casting process on this project. They got lucky with Cavill and I only say that because he was still pretty much an unknown to general audiences even after IMMORTALS.
My personal pick is Karl Urban. That dude just radiates badass-ness. DREDD pretty much solidified that fact. If you go back and watch that film, replace the helmet with the cape and cowl. He'll put the fear of God into you right then and there.
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12:08AM on 07/25/2013
I want Karl Urban to make Dredd 2!
I want Karl Urban to make Dredd 2!
10:59PM on 07/24/2013

so much backlash?

the guy is obviously not my first choice (Andrew Lincoln) but he's not necessarily a bad choice. I can tell they are going for the same acting qualities as they did superman and he does fit the bill. he looks the part and i'm sure he could handle the role physically. I'm not sure of his acting skills in general because i've never actually seen anything he's in (or made note of who he is in these movies). I still think this is all speculation and there is very little chance the first rumor to
the guy is obviously not my first choice (Andrew Lincoln) but he's not necessarily a bad choice. I can tell they are going for the same acting qualities as they did superman and he does fit the bill. he looks the part and i'm sure he could handle the role physically. I'm not sure of his acting skills in general because i've never actually seen anything he's in (or made note of who he is in these movies). I still think this is all speculation and there is very little chance the first rumor to pop up is true. Still, he's worth giving a chance, instead of automatically writing off because he's not "our" first pick.
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10:57PM on 07/24/2013
Does everybody bitching even know what they are bitching about? Seen his work? No. Then shut up and relax.
Does everybody bitching even know what they are bitching about? Seen his work? No. Then shut up and relax.
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1:18AM on 07/25/2013
Really? Does the idea of this guy being Batman excite anyone either? No? Thanks for playing.

Considering what rides on it they might want to knock this one out of the park. Some dude whose last credit was MTVs Teen Wolf isn't gonna get it done.
Really? Does the idea of this guy being Batman excite anyone either? No? Thanks for playing.

Considering what rides on it they might want to knock this one out of the park. Some dude whose last credit was MTVs Teen Wolf isn't gonna get it done.
10:53PM on 07/24/2013
No no to this Mtv tenny bopper looking unknown and HELL NO to armie hammer. I don't want a pussy looking teen idol as Batman. We need a badass with acting talent. I thought no one could ever come close to being as awesome as Christian Bale. But Karl Urban comes very close. I really hope for karl urban. He is the cult fave just like Christian Bale was after American Psycho. Dont go for the talentless pretty boys, wb, go for the badass.
No no to this Mtv tenny bopper looking unknown and HELL NO to armie hammer. I don't want a pussy looking teen idol as Batman. We need a badass with acting talent. I thought no one could ever come close to being as awesome as Christian Bale. But Karl Urban comes very close. I really hope for karl urban. He is the cult fave just like Christian Bale was after American Psycho. Dont go for the talentless pretty boys, wb, go for the badass.
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10:47PM on 07/24/2013
YIKES.
YIKES.
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10:42PM on 07/24/2013
Don't know him but he looks the part. Not particularly bothered if a named actor takes this role. More concerned about whether they can pull of a Batman / Superman movie that needs to establish Batman at the same time. I'm not saying an origin story is needed...I'd rather they just go in with him as Batman with the odd occasional reference or flash back to events in his past but he does need to be established in his own right. Incidentally that plot sounds right out of the first Batman
Don't know him but he looks the part. Not particularly bothered if a named actor takes this role. More concerned about whether they can pull of a Batman / Superman movie that needs to establish Batman at the same time. I'm not saying an origin story is needed...I'd rather they just go in with him as Batman with the odd occasional reference or flash back to events in his past but he does need to be established in his own right. Incidentally that plot sounds right out of the first Batman (Conroy) / Superman meet up from the 90's animated series. No problem with them copying this since that was handled very well...but in that case both heroes had been well established...as were their main advisories. I believe that WB are so far behind Marvel and are so intent on catching up or bettering them ASAP...they're rushing this. Marvel have reached their current level of admiration from comic book fans in general...for the time they've taken in building up their world.
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10:32PM on 07/24/2013

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I hope not! No fucking way !!!
I hope not! No fucking way !!!
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10:24PM on 07/24/2013
Definitely not looking forward to an "MTV idol type" playing Batman as Bale really raised the bar in the gravitas area but visually he has does have a good look for Bruce Wayne...just sayin'...
Definitely not looking forward to an "MTV idol type" playing Batman as Bale really raised the bar in the gravitas area but visually he has does have a good look for Bruce Wayne...just sayin'...
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10:23PM on 07/24/2013
Can't really give a shit if Goyer's writing it, plain and simple. Joker and Luthor, really? Batman and Superman duke it out? Granted its all rumors, but I can't get excited for this knowing Goyer's has his crayon box and construction paper out, diligently working hard...hopefully Supes and Batman wear name tags, revealing their secret identities so no ones confused...
Can't really give a shit if Goyer's writing it, plain and simple. Joker and Luthor, really? Batman and Superman duke it out? Granted its all rumors, but I can't get excited for this knowing Goyer's has his crayon box and construction paper out, diligently working hard...hopefully Supes and Batman wear name tags, revealing their secret identities so no ones confused...
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12:06AM on 07/25/2013
Lol at the crayon box comment
Lol at the crayon box comment
10:20PM on 07/24/2013

Stupid Fucking Choice

This is awful casting. Batman CANNOT be the same age and similar physique to Superman. It is not logical, does not work, and isn't a good physical representation of Batman's mental toughness or psyche. Fuck this news and if Zack Snyder casts this asshole he can go fuck himself.
This is awful casting. Batman CANNOT be the same age and similar physique to Superman. It is not logical, does not work, and isn't a good physical representation of Batman's mental toughness or psyche. Fuck this news and if Zack Snyder casts this asshole he can go fuck himself.
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6:05AM on 07/25/2013
they are the same age and the same physique in the comics. What you're writing makes no sense
they are the same age and the same physique in the comics. What you're writing makes no sense
10:18PM on 07/24/2013
We'll see how it goes. I was worried about Henry Cavill but he ended up doing pretty well. I still think Jim Caviezel would have been very good as either Batman or Superman, but he is a mite too old for the parts at this point.
We'll see how it goes. I was worried about Henry Cavill but he ended up doing pretty well. I still think Jim Caviezel would have been very good as either Batman or Superman, but he is a mite too old for the parts at this point.
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10:13PM on 07/24/2013
I agree with the posters below. An unknown (or at least someone who isn't typecast) is best for a film like this because it brings an unpredictability and magic to the film. To be honest I'm not worried about who they'll cast for this, you don't need Daniel Day-Lewis caliber to play Bruce Wayne/Batman. I'm sure at the very least they'll get someone tall, dark and good looking and put him on a weight training regime for a year - just like Henry Caville, Tom Hardy and Chris Evans.

The thing I
I agree with the posters below. An unknown (or at least someone who isn't typecast) is best for a film like this because it brings an unpredictability and magic to the film. To be honest I'm not worried about who they'll cast for this, you don't need Daniel Day-Lewis caliber to play Bruce Wayne/Batman. I'm sure at the very least they'll get someone tall, dark and good looking and put him on a weight training regime for a year - just like Henry Caville, Tom Hardy and Chris Evans.

The thing I liked most about Michael Keaton's portrayal of Batman is that when he had the mask on, the eyes really conveyed his anger.
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10:11PM on 07/24/2013
I think this movie is a good opportunity to bring in not just an established Batman but an established Gotham City. Robin and/or Nightwing would be awesome additions. For Batman though, I say get an actor with good presence. I know Michael C. Hall is pretty popular and might not escape his Dexter image but he would be great as either Batman or Lex Luthor. We need a cast this article for this movie already.
I think this movie is a good opportunity to bring in not just an established Batman but an established Gotham City. Robin and/or Nightwing would be awesome additions. For Batman though, I say get an actor with good presence. I know Michael C. Hall is pretty popular and might not escape his Dexter image but he would be great as either Batman or Lex Luthor. We need a cast this article for this movie already.
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10:10PM on 07/24/2013
This guy is just not good enough an actor for this. Especially after coming off of Christian Bale? Some turd from Teen Wolf?!
This guy is just not good enough an actor for this. Especially after coming off of Christian Bale? Some turd from Teen Wolf?!
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10:06PM on 07/24/2013

Leto for Joker

Jared Leto would really have to let loose. He has a vocal range evidenced by his music career that could lead to a strong voice for Joker.
Jared Leto would really have to let loose. He has a vocal range evidenced by his music career that could lead to a strong voice for Joker.
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1:20AM on 07/25/2013
You have got to be fucking joking?
You have got to be fucking joking?
2:30PM on 07/25/2013
A Clown Prince would serve this movie better than any other take on the character. I'm not talking an emo/punk dressed version. I'm talking sharply dressed, well-groomed, stylish psycho clown.
A Clown Prince would serve this movie better than any other take on the character. I'm not talking an emo/punk dressed version. I'm talking sharply dressed, well-groomed, stylish psycho clown.
2:30PM on 07/25/2013
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9:56PM on 07/24/2013
I'm all for casting an unknown. I don't know what he's like as an actor, but going purely on physical appearance, he looks like a date rapist.
I'm all for casting an unknown. I don't know what he's like as an actor, but going purely on physical appearance, he looks like a date rapist.
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9:55PM on 07/24/2013
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the Jokers whereabouts in DKR, out of respect for Heath Ledger. I can't imagine he would be crazy about using the character. Best to just leave him out all together. There are plenty of DC villains they could use.
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1:22AM on 07/25/2013
9:43PM on 07/24/2013
I don't know this guy or how good of an actor he is, but honestly, he looks the part and it's not necessary to be the best actor to play Batman, especially when it comes to playing Batman in a Superman sequel and not his own series of films. Indeed, I think for Batman/Superman, it's probably best to go with someone not too famous and focus more on casting a great Lex Luthor. So, I say why not, he looks like he could make a good Batman.
I don't know this guy or how good of an actor he is, but honestly, he looks the part and it's not necessary to be the best actor to play Batman, especially when it comes to playing Batman in a Superman sequel and not his own series of films. Indeed, I think for Batman/Superman, it's probably best to go with someone not too famous and focus more on casting a great Lex Luthor. So, I say why not, he looks like he could make a good Batman.
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9:43PM on 07/24/2013
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the Jokers whereabouts in DKR, out of respect for Heath Ledger. I can't imagine he would be crazy about using the character. Best to just leave him out all together. There are plenty of DC villains they could use.
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9:47PM on 07/24/2013
Really? 3 times.
Really? 3 times.
9:42PM on 07/24/2013
This is probay just a rumor. I think DC would cast someone with a bit more substance to their career for Batman.

I would love to see Matt Bomer or Armie Hammer get the role of Batman next.
This is probay just a rumor. I think DC would cast someone with a bit more substance to their career for Batman.

I would love to see Matt Bomer or Armie Hammer get the role of Batman next.
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11:11PM on 07/24/2013
Matt Bomer I like (big fan of White Collar), but I just don't see him fitting the role of Batman. Armie Hammer.... Definitely Not.
Matt Bomer I like (big fan of White Collar), but I just don't see him fitting the role of Batman. Armie Hammer.... Definitely Not.
12:00AM on 07/26/2013
Get off that Armie Hammer jock. It's not gonna happen.
Get off that Armie Hammer jock. It's not gonna happen.
9:42PM on 07/24/2013
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the Jokers whereabouts in DKR, out of respect for Heath Ledger. I can't imagine he would be crazy about using the character. Best to just leave him out all together. There are plenty of DC villains they could use.
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9:41PM on 07/24/2013
I was really excited when I first heard this news but I kind of have a problem w/ this rumor. First of all Tyler Hoechlin didn't impress me to much w/ his acting in hall pass. 2nd of all I think it's way to soon to cast another joker. It won't be good for us or the actor who plays him b/c every one will compare him to ledger..
I was really excited when I first heard this news but I kind of have a problem w/ this rumor. First of all Tyler Hoechlin didn't impress me to much w/ his acting in hall pass. 2nd of all I think it's way to soon to cast another joker. It won't be good for us or the actor who plays him b/c every one will compare him to ledger..
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9:38PM on 07/24/2013
I feel like just a few years ago we were trying to figure out who would don the cape and cowl. And it's almost like just a few years after we were trying to find out who would play the Joker. Anyway, more importantly. Who do you think will play Spider-Man next?
I feel like just a few years ago we were trying to figure out who would don the cape and cowl. And it's almost like just a few years after we were trying to find out who would play the Joker. Anyway, more importantly. Who do you think will play Spider-Man next?
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9:38PM on 07/24/2013
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the
Using an unknown for Batman is the way to go. As for the villains, I like Luthor ecspecially if the are going to go the brilliant but ruthless tycoon route. Joker however should probably be left alone. We are talking about a character who has already been played by two iconic actors, the later of which delivered what was arguably the most memorable on screen portrayal of any comic book character ever. Also Christopher Nolan is still executive producer and he wouldn't so much as mention the Jokers whereabouts in DKR, out of respect for Heath Ledger. I can't imagine he would be crazy about using the character. Best to just leave him out all together. There are plenty of DC villains they could use.
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1:24AM on 07/25/2013
I am blown away that you have gotten downvoted for this. If you say anything remotely negative on this site people lose their shit. It's like the fucking Pollyanna cheerleading society around here.
I am blown away that you have gotten downvoted for this. If you say anything remotely negative on this site people lose their shit. It's like the fucking Pollyanna cheerleading society around here.
9:34PM on 07/24/2013
He has the look, but the acting chops? Who knows? I hope DC goes wit ha more established actor. Also, the rumored villains (Lex and Joker) are obvious choices, but I don't think the Joker should be working with anyone, let alone Lex.
He has the look, but the acting chops? Who knows? I hope DC goes wit ha more established actor. Also, the rumored villains (Lex and Joker) are obvious choices, but I don't think the Joker should be working with anyone, let alone Lex.
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9:31PM on 07/24/2013
Not a popular actor at all but WB and company might want to be going that route. But I think they should consider Luke Evans. He is a fantastic actor who could dominate the roles of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Not a popular actor at all but WB and company might want to be going that route. But I think they should consider Luke Evans. He is a fantastic actor who could dominate the roles of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
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9:29PM on 07/24/2013
Googled Tyler Hoechlin and hit images. I don't know. Little too baby-faced, even w/ stubble. Kind of too pretty-boy w/ no sign of a rugged side. Of course I was only looking at pictures.

I know he's a bit short, as was Michael Keaton, but does Joshua Jackson seem like bad bat-casting to anyone? That guy totally grew on me w/ Fringe.
Googled Tyler Hoechlin and hit images. I don't know. Little too baby-faced, even w/ stubble. Kind of too pretty-boy w/ no sign of a rugged side. Of course I was only looking at pictures.

I know he's a bit short, as was Michael Keaton, but does Joshua Jackson seem like bad bat-casting to anyone? That guy totally grew on me w/ Fringe.
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9:58PM on 07/24/2013
Joshua Jackson was awesome in Fringe, definitely. Still not sure that he would have been right for Batman though.
Joshua Jackson was awesome in Fringe, definitely. Still not sure that he would have been right for Batman though.
10:12PM on 07/24/2013
Josh Jackson would be a perfect Nightwing
Josh Jackson would be a perfect Nightwing
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9:27PM on 07/24/2013

Not familiar with this guy...

I'm still hoping the studio has their eye on Karl Urban as Bruce Wayne / Batman.
I'm still hoping the studio has their eye on Karl Urban as Bruce Wayne / Batman.
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9:29PM on 07/24/2013
He is really too old. I'm sure they are looking for someone in their early to mid 30s.
He is really too old. I'm sure they are looking for someone in their early to mid 30s.
9:32PM on 07/24/2013
@Thedude1989 You certainly have a point there but ever since I've imagined Mr. Urban as a potential Batman, I just cannot get it out of my head.
@Thedude1989 You certainly have a point there but ever since I've imagined Mr. Urban as a potential Batman, I just cannot get it out of my head.
9:51PM on 07/24/2013
I love the idea as well. Sadly he missed his chance by about 5 or 6 years though. What do you think of Luke Evans playing Batman instead?
I love the idea as well. Sadly he missed his chance by about 5 or 6 years though. What do you think of Luke Evans playing Batman instead?
9:56PM on 07/24/2013
I'd rather Karl Urban focus all his attention on getting us a Dredd sequel.
I'd rather Karl Urban focus all his attention on getting us a Dredd sequel.
10:06PM on 07/24/2013
@Thedude1989 I liked Luke in Fast 6, but I'm not that familiar with the rest of his work except for Immortals. I do think he can rock the Playboy Billionaire as Bruce and I think the Batman cowl can suit him well. Interesting :)

@VanHogTrio Oh true that though! I just signed the petition! Going to do some fanart #BRINGBACKDREDD posters to help out in what ever way I can to get Dredd 2!
@Thedude1989 I liked Luke in Fast 6, but I'm not that familiar with the rest of his work except for Immortals. I do think he can rock the Playboy Billionaire as Bruce and I think the Batman cowl can suit him well. Interesting :)

@VanHogTrio Oh true that though! I just signed the petition! Going to do some fanart #BRINGBACKDREDD posters to help out in what ever way I can to get Dredd 2!
11:08PM on 07/24/2013
@Sysmatic Watch The Three Musketeers(yes bad movie overall but he was great in it) and especially watch The Raven. Great film.
@Sysmatic Watch The Three Musketeers(yes bad movie overall but he was great in it) and especially watch The Raven. Great film.
9:11PM on 07/24/2013

Lol

He doesn't even have a picture when you click in his name in the article!
He doesn't even have a picture when you click in his name in the article!
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9:09PM on 07/24/2013
I really like the idea of casting a lesser known actor as Batman. However, right now I am taking everything I hear with a grain of salt just because it is so early.
I really like the idea of casting a lesser known actor as Batman. However, right now I am taking everything I hear with a grain of salt just because it is so early.
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9:08PM on 07/24/2013
He is the little kid from Road to Perdition. With that said, I have to agree this cannot be anything but a rumor.
He is the little kid from Road to Perdition. With that said, I have to agree this cannot be anything but a rumor.
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9:04PM on 07/24/2013

Honestly...

I have no idea who the hell this guy is.
I have no idea who the hell this guy is.
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9:03PM on 07/24/2013
And who the hell is this guy? My choise is Hugh Dancy ! Hes terrific in HANNIBAL.
And who the hell is this guy? My choise is Hugh Dancy ! Hes terrific in HANNIBAL.
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8:51PM on 07/24/2013

Hmm

Calling everything as bs and rumors at this point. That being said I could however see him in the cowl.
Calling everything as bs and rumors at this point. That being said I could however see him in the cowl.
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