Josh Brolin Drops Hints As To Why He Passed On Playing BATMAN
Long before Batffleck swept up the nation, there was another names that was in the discussion for the role, Josh Brolin. Brolin was said to be one of the front runners for the role, and then it was an out of no where announcement that not only has he been passed over, but Ben Affleck, an actor no one had linked to the role, had been cast.
So what happened? Brolin sat down to promote Labor Day where he shed some new light on the situation. It appears that him and director Zack Snyder may have had some disagreements on where they would like to take the character. “Me and Zack had a conversation about it,” he told Yahoo. “And there were several reasons why we said it wasn’t the best idea on both sides. I had mine and Zack had his.” Fair enough.
Brolin was also quick to defend is would be replacement in Affleck. “People were so disrespectful,” he said. “How can you blame an actor for acting? I understand you’re a fan, but people forget that actors are human. When you’re sitting in front of a computer it’s easy to go, ‘Well, I wish he would die. Send.’ But somebody’s going to read that. Their kids are going to read it and the wife is going to read it. We’re so computer-oriented that we forget.” He also said after watching Runner Runner, he thinks that Affleck will make a terrific Bruce Wayne.
Brolin still holds out hope that one day he will get to play an iconic character such as Batman. However, he said he would be completely fine if the opportunity never presents it’s self. It would be interesting to know what his disagreements with Snyder was concerning the character were. While we may never know, we do get to look forward to Batman Vs Superman, which is still scheduled to go toe to toe with Captain America 3, on May 6th 2016.
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Source : Yahoo