The Hunt for Batman

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When Warner Bros. announced the Man of Steel sequel back at Comic-Con, the internet (and I) exploded with anticipation. Batman and Superman?

And according to a quote by screenwriter David S. Goyer found on Vulture.com, the next film could well be titled either Superman vs. Batman or Batman vs. Superman.

Cue absolute superhero chaos.

Now the important thing about this movie is that they find a proper Batman to replace Christian Bale’s brilliant portrayal of Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight trilogy.

Rumors have been swirling since the original announcement. The Hollywood Reporter has said that “this Wayne/Batman will be in the late 30s or around the 40s mark…established and rugged.” They’ve thrown around Ryan Gosling and Joe Manganiello as options.

The LA Times created a poll of names consisting of Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (I’m just going to state that, spoiler alert, Gordon-Levitt is Robin and he needs to stay Robin so he can rock it in the Justice League. But that’s just my thought.)

All of those men are extremely handsome, and some I wouldn’t mind seeing as Batman, but this is an important choice to make.

Two shreds of hope I hold onto are the facts that Goyer co-wrote The Dark Knight trilogy with Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, and Christopher will be the executive producer to the new film.

There is no way they will let the role of Batman fall into the wrong hands. The future of the franchise depends on it.

Photo courtesy of The Cultured Nerd
Featured Image courtesy of Forbes

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