Ever since the Comic Con announcement that Warner Bros and DC would be teaming up Batman and Superman for the Man of Steel sequel, the question of who would play the Caped Crusader has been on the tongue of geeks and fans everywhere.
In the past week, it’s come to light that Zack Snyder has been consulting with comic author Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) on casting the Dark Knight. The current consensus seems to be that they are looking for a Batman that will be older than the current greenhorn Superman (Henry Cavill), and he’ll be an already well-established Batman by the time he confronts Kal El. As has been the case since the announcement, there’s a feeling this film will suggest a tense, volatile relationship that mirrors the one in Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, although it’s unlikely to be as dramatically oppositional as that story’s conflict.
As names have been flying around, The Hollywood Reporter has released six names that its sources believe to be at the top of the current casting wish-list. Of course, at this early date Snyder is just starting to consider actors and nothing formal has been submitted or sent to actors or their reps.
Here, we’ll take a look at those six names and what they might bring to the role of the Batman. Let’s get started…
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