Josh Brolin Wanted to Play Old Batman
The one time frontrunner for the new Batman offers more insight.
Brolin recently spoke with The Los Angeles Times to promote his new film "Labor Day". During the interview, the Oscar nominated actor's involvement in the "Man of Steel" sequel briefly came up…
BROLIN: ...That whole thing was weird. You read stuff like, "I wish Ben Affleck would die." It's Armageddon because he's going to play Batman. What's happening? You can't listen to any of it. It's like a kid in a cereal aisle screaming, "I want Froot Loops!" You just let him have his tantrum and scream it out.
LA TIMES: Were you interested in the role?
BROLIN: What I liked was the logline: "An older, grizzly Batman ..." That was interesting to me. I haven't seen that. They've taken the one age and elongated it and franchised it as much as possible. Forget the director, I like the idea of this being a grizzled, wiser mentor type. Then it became not interesting to me. But I'll still watch it to see how grizzled Affleck turns out.
LA TIMES: Who knows, you could still play a get-off-my-lawn Batman someday.
BROLIN: Yes! I'm waiting to play the really grizzled old Batman when I'm 70.
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