In addition to the six short list of actors rumoured to be up for the role of an older Batman in Warner Bros. MAN OF STEEL sequel, a further few names are beginning to surface. 43 year-old Scottish heartthrob Gerard Butler, who previously worked with Zack Snyder on visionary ‘swords n’ sandals’ epic 300, is another name currently being touted around Tinseltown. However, more weight is being given to 47 year-old Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played ‘The Comedian’ in Snyder’s acclaimed and vivid adaptation of Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN. There are rumours of a meeting with director Zack Snyder about the role of The Caped Crusader and his billionaire alter-ego Bruce Wayne.
It’s still very early days with Snyder admitting at San Diego Comic Con only weeks ago that the script, once again being penned by David S. Goyer, is still in the early stages. Again, it’s that WATCHMEN connection following Matthew Goode’s inclusion on that initial list of names that also consisted of Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Richard Amitage (THE HOBBIT), Joe Manganiello (TRUE BLOOD) and Max Martini (PACIFIC RIM). Still, Warner’s have the film penciled in for summer 2015, meaning production will begin in only a few months time!
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