Date: 9th September 2013
Oldboy actor Josh Brolin has revealed that he was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne in upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman.
Brolin had been heavily linked to the part before it was announced that Ben Affleck was Zack Snyder's chosen Batman, but according to the actor, nothing came of it.
Asked if he'd had conversations with Snyder about the role, Brolin told The Huffington Post: "We did. I didn't have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea. It just didn't turn out. It's OK. It is OK. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I'm happy for Ben."
Brolin went on to support Affleck, saying that he wants the actor's critics to "eat their words".
"I've never seen such a global reaction in my life," he said. "I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal. "
"It's like, 'F**k this guy, I wish he was dead.' And you're like, 'What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He's doing the same thing you are. He's trying to make the best choices he can.' "
"I just feel for anybody who gets lambasted at that level. I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words."
Brolin's new movie Labor Day will be released in the UK on February 7, 2014, while Spike Lee's Oldboy remake will hit cinemas on December 6, 2013.
Source: Press Release