[Movies] Josh Brolin Says He Was Up For Batman in Man of Steel 2 Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.08.2013
Plus his thoughts on Affleck as Bats...
Josh Brolin has confirmed previous rumors that he had been up for the role of Batman in Man of Steel 2. As we all know by now Ben Affleck has the role, but Brolin told HuffPost that he was close to donning the cowl.
Brolin said of the role, "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."
Brolin also discussed the online reaction to Affleck's casting, saying, "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, 'F*ck 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 thing 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."
The film will star Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne and opens on July 17, 2015.