August 3, 2013
Actors Up For Batman Role In Zack Snyder's BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Include Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Richard Artimage, Matthew Goode And Joe Manganiello
THR are revealing a list of names who might be considered by the studio for Zack Snyder's Batman role in Batman Vs. Superman. The group includes Josh Brolin (American Gangster, Sin City 2), Ryan Gosling (Drive, The Place Beyond The Pines), Richard Armitage (Hobbit Trilogy, Strike Back, Captain America: The First Avenger), Max Martini (Pacific Rim, The Unit), Joe Manganiello (Spider-Man, True Blood) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen).
Josh and Ryan previously worked together in WB's Gangster Squad. It's screenwriter Will Becall had been hired to pen a Justice League film. That draft had been scrapped likely to make way for Batman Vs. Superman instead. Joe Manganiello had been in the running and championed by Snyder for the role of Superman before Henry Cavill landed the lead in Man of Steel. So his chances are extremely high. Richard Armitage is already apart of billion dollar franchise at WB, playing Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy. Goode previously worked with Snyder on Watchmen and could be a candidate that Snyder is pushing for as well.