Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Will the next Batman be Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Orlando Bloom, or Joe Manganiello?


Orlando Bloom as Batman
Christian Bale and Orlando Bloom: Which will be the next Batman?

Christian Bale Offered Batman Role for $50 Million in Man of Steel Sequel

According to a Business Insider article, Warner Bros. has offered Christian Bale $50 Million to reprise his role as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel movie full of superheroes. Kirsten Acuna, who wrote the article, sources her information to an ebook titled: "Beyond Batman: The Unauthorized True Story of Christian Bale and His Dark Knight Dilemna." This ebook is by Vince Russel.

Does anybody know who Vince Russel is?

Russel apparently has some connection to a Legendary Pictures insider that speaks with authority on the subject.

Umm, I would be very careful before taking an ebook as a credible source. Anybody can write an ebook these days.

Let's take a moment to digress. If Christian Bale was really offered $50 Million by Warner Bros. for 20 minutes in a movie, then it is really greedy for Bruce Willis to ask for $4 Million USD for four consecutive days of filming?

If you put it that way, no.

Take a moment to read: Is Bruce Willis 'Greedy and Lazy' Like Sylvestor Stallone Says?

But wait, that's not all.

Orlando Bloom Would Be Instantly Granted Batman Role

An Access Hollywood article says that it is rumored that Orlando Bloom is being strongly considered to be the next Batman in the Justice League movie, and that he would be granted the part without a casting call. It must be nice to get a job without an interview.

Orlando Bloom as Bruce Wayne?


As a follower of the comic books and cartoon series, my opinion is that Christian Bale did not make a good Bruce Wayne, and I am ready for the reboot. Orlando Bloom would be a fresh Bruce Wayne in a business suit, although I can't picture Orlando Bloom as the right Bruce Wayne either.

Other actors considered to be on the short list to play Batman:

  1. Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf)
  2. Armie Hammer (Lone Ranger)
  3. Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex, MIB III)
  4. Ryan Gosling (Drive)
  5. Richard Armitage (The Hobbit)
  6. Joe Manganiello (True Blood)
  7. Matthew Goode (Watchmen)
  8. Max Martini (Pacific Rim)
So who's right, Business Insider or Access Hollywood?

Ben Affleck will be Bruce Wayne
Ben Affleck will be the next Batman in Man of Steel Sequel

Ben Affleck Will Be the Next Batman in the Man of Steel Sequel

Update (08/23/13): It's official. Ben Affleck has been announced as the next Batman. Neither Orlando Bloom nor Christian Bale will be taking the role.

Joe Manganiello Missed Out on both Batman and Superman Roles


Joe Manganiello missed out on the role of Batman, and previously passed over for the role of Superman, which went to Henry Cavill.

Who is Joe Manganiello?

He is the actor that was in True Blood.

This is what Joe Manganiello had to say about the missed opportunity of Superman:

"Well, I mean, the thing about Superman was it...I mean, I know the right one is out there for me...there wasn't anything I could do with Superman. There was interest from every single possible angle on that project, and the reason they were interested was because of True Blood. From the director, to casting, to the producers involved, it was all because of True Blood, that was why I was in the running. And at the end of teh day, it was True Blood's schedule that kept me from doing it. There's just no human way possible I could be in two places at once when I'm contracted to be on True Blood.

Is Joe Manganiello a little upset with his obligations to True Blood?

Sounds like he is brooding. Which is yet another reason why he could of been a great Batman.

Sources:

  1. Staff Writer. "Orlando Bloom: The Next Batman?" Access Hollywood.
  2. Acuna, Kirsten. "Christian Bale Reportedly Offered $50 Million to Return...." Business Insider.

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