Days after it was reported that director Zack Snyder is considering casting an older actor to play Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter has revealed some of the 30- and 40-something stars currently being discussed for the part.
Leading the way at this early stage: Josh Brolin, who at 46, is the oldest actor mentioned thus far. Other actors discussed as possibilities include 36-year-old Joe Manganiello (Snyder had him on the short list to play Superman in "Man of Steel" before hiring Henry Cavill), 41-year-old Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit") and 32-year-old Ryan Gosling. Yes, the same Ryan Gosling who was rumored to have met with Lucasfilm about "Star Wars: Episode VII." (That report was denied almost immediately by Gosling's representatives.)
One actor who won't play Batman in "Man of Steel 2": Armie Hammer. The actor, who co-stars with Cavill in the upcoming film "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," told Metro that another pairing of the two might seem odd. "I think if Henry and I did that film and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us," Hammer joked.
For more on the casting search for Batman, head to THR.