Josh Brolin was among a number of actors rumored to play the new Batman in the follow-up to the Henry Cavill-starring Man of Steel movie.
Now Brolin has confirmed with the Huffinton Post that the rumor was true; he was in the running to play Bruce Wayne and Batman.
We see Brolin notes he didn't actually talk to director Zack Snyder, but that using him was an idea.
"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," he said.
Speaking of Ben Affleck as the new Batman, Josh Brolin mentions his feelings on the internet reaction.
"I've never seen such a global reaction in my life, I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal," Brolin told HP. "It's like, 'Fuck 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 want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words," Brolin said.
The sequel to "Man of Steel" goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
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