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Josh Brolin For Batman? 'No Country For Old Men' Star On List Of Possible Caped Crusader Candidates For Superman Sequel

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09:  Actor Josh Brolin arrives to 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 9
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Actor Josh Brolin arrives to 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)

Leading the way at this early stage: Josh Brolin, who at 46, is the oldest actor mentioned thus far. Other actors discussed as possibilities include 36-year-old Joe Manganiello (Snyder had him on the short list to play Superman in "Man of Steel" before hiring Henry Cavill), 41-year-old Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit") and 32-year-old Ryan Gosling. Yes, the same Ryan Gosling who was rumored to have met with Lucasfilm about "Star Wars: Episode VII." (That report was denied almost immediately by Gosling's representatives.)

One actor who won't play Batman in "Man of Steel 2": Armie Hammer. The actor, who co-stars with Cavill in the upcoming film "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," told Metro that another pairing of the two might seem odd. "I think if Henry and I did that film and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us," Hammer joked.

For more on the casting search for Batman, head to THR.

[via THR]

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