Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Joe Manganiello are all in the running to play Batman in Man of Steel 2 according to THR. The list of contenders also includes Matthew Goode, Max Martini and Richard Armitage. Brolin is rumored to be the frontrunner at this stage of the game. Keep in mind that the script is still being written for the film set for release in 2015.

It has been reported that Batman will be in his 40′s during the film, which is said to be the same tone of the relationship and fight seen in Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. According to THR, Batman/Bruce Wayne “will be established and rugged. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of the Dark Knight.”

Here is what THR had to say about each of the actors:

Josh Brolin, 46 —  Warner Bros likes him a lot. He starred in the studio’s Gangster Squad, and that’s after he toplined the studio’s 2010 dud Jonah Hex. He’s also attached to star in Warners’ Quasimodo project as well as Crazy for the Storm. Plus, he already has a Frank Miller connection: he leads the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming take on the Miller crime comics.Ryan Gosling, 32 — Yes, Brolin’s Gangster Squad co-star appears to be in the mix. He may be younger than the rest, he may be prettier than the rest, but no one questions his acting chops.

Matthew Goode, 35 — He’s already worked with Snyder in the director’s 2009 filmWatchmen, in which he played Ozymandias.

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