Years ago, actor Josh Brolin was one of the candidates in the mix to play Bruce Wayne/Batman for Zack Snyder in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” – a role that ultimately went to Ben Affleck.
Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast recently to promote Amazon’s “Outer Range” series, Brolin says Snyder is finally passing it on. Nonetheless, he has no ill will towards those involved and says he would love to play the grizzled version of Batman if it appeared again:
“That’s interesting to me. It is [Snyder’s] decision; it’s not my decision. It would have been older, hoarse, for no better word… Honestly, that would have been a nice deal. And maybe I will when I’m 80.”
The actor also recently spoke with Collider and confirmed his return for Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two” which began shooting this summer, and that he’s getting fit to fight:
“I was part of Dune Part Two, to the point of being ridiculous when someone told me it wasn’t on IMDb, I really went out of my way to call Liz (his publicist) and say, ‘Could you put that on IMDb?’ Because it was a proud moment for me, my friend.
Javier [Bardem] and I have something similar that we both confessed to each other at the Oscars, because we both have a bit of a tummy now. And we talked to Denis. We haven’t read anything, and we spoke to Denis the week before. He was like, ‘You guys fight all the time. And you’ve been in the desert with Fremen and all.’
And we panicked. We looked down and saw this little friend we were holding in our stomachs. So we’re both on full diet mode at the Oscars, though you really don’t know. We’re already in diet mode, in diet panic mode.”
Brolin can currently be seen on “Outer Range” which ended its premiere on May 6. He recently shot the comedy “Brothers” with Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close and Brendan Fraser.
“Dune: Part Two” will hit theaters on October 20, 2023.