Warner Bros. Batman Short List Includes Brolin And Gosling?

Photo courtesy comicsalliance.com
Photo courtesy comicsalliance.com

With Batman/Superman only two years away and David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder hard at work on the script, Warner Bros. is in full on search mode for the next Batman. With the news last week that they were looking for an actor in their 40’s to play the Dark Knight guesses have been coming in fast and furious. Now it appears there is a short list flying around of the possible actors Warner is looking to take on Henry Cavill’s Superman.

Here what’s we got so far according to rumors: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage, Watchmen’s Matthew Goode and Pacific Rim’s Max Martini.

OK, first off my #1 pick is not on this list and that is Karl Urban, but this doesn’t surprise me since Urban is filming his new TV show Almost Human. Oh well…one can dream.

Josh Brolin is certainly a good choice. He has the look and acting chops down to pull off the role, but at 46 he is on the upper end of the age range and this Batman is going to have to carry over into the Justice League movie. Joe Manganiello is built to be an exact comic book replica of Batman and Richard Armitage probably has my vote out of this entire list of actors.

From this rumored list here are my order of choices:

1. Richard Armitage

2. Josh Brolin

3. Joe Manganiello

4. Matthew Goode

5. Max Martini

I left Ryan Gosling off the list because here are my thoughts on the possible casting of him as Batman:


If you are not familiar with all the actors listed I will save you the trouble of hitting your Google tab and give you some handy pictures.

Josh Brolin


Ryan Gosling

Canada - "The Place Beyond The Pines" Premiere - Toronto International Film Festival

Joe Manganiello


Richard Armitage


Matthew Goode


Max Martini



One response to “Warner Bros. Batman Short List Includes Brolin And Gosling?”

  1. parisvega Avatar

    Ha! Love the Gosling reaction.

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