Rumor: 40-year-old Batman sought for Man of Steel sequel


A few rumors have been brewing over the weekend concerning the Superman vs. Batman movie. First of all, there’s a report that Zack Snyder and Frank Miller will meet to discuss the new film, which fuels lots of speculation that that The Dark Knight Returns may be an inspiration for this story.

Further fuel: there’s another rumor going around that Warner Bros. is looking to cast an older Batman, possibly in his 40s. A few names have been floated to play the new Bruce Wayne, and each of the actors is in their 30s through their 40s: Josh Brolin, Matthew Goode, Richard Armitage, Max Martini, Joe Manganiello, and Ryan Gosling (the youngest of the batch at 32).

The answer, guys, is Karl Urban.

It’s all rumors now, but have your say about them in the comments. How do you feel about Frank Miller’s involvement and who would you cast as Batman?

[via The Playlist, The Playlist; The Independent via io9]

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