By now we’re sure you’ve read the news that Batman Vs. Superman is currently in the works at Warner Brothers for a 2015 release. This will be the sequel to Man of Steel, although ironically enough, the Batman Vs. Superman project was in the works at Warners well before Batman Begins got made.
We know Henry Cavill will be back as Superman, but who will take over as Batman? Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan both made it clear they will not return to Batman, so the role is currently up for grabs, and according to Collider there are three contenders.
The men who may be Bruce Wayne are currently (drum roll please), Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother). Also rumored to be on the short list are Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), and Max Martini (Pacific Rim).
We at TGD aren’t terribly nuts about this idea frankly. The last Batman movie didn’t totally deliver, and although Man of Steel has made a ton of money, which is obviously why there’s plans for a sequel, it hasn’t gone over well with fans. We’re not sure if bringing back the same director, Zack Snyder, and starting over from scratch with a whole new Batman is such a great idea, not to mention going up against Avengers 2 and the new Star Wars that summer is suicidal. We’ll wait and see how things develop with this one before making any final judgments, but like Man of Steel, this one is going to have to work pretty hard to impress us.