Josh Brolin has confirmed rumors that he was under consideration to play Batman in the “Man of Steel” sequel, a role that ultimately went to Ben Affleck.
Asked if he had discussions with director Zack Snyder about the project, Brolin said:
“We did. I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea. It just didn’t turn out. It’s OK. It is OK. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I’m happy for Ben.”
He also talked briefly about the backlash to Affleck’s casting:
“I’ve never seen such a global reaction in my life. I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal.
It’s like, ‘F**k this guy, I wish he was dead’. And you’re like, ‘What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He’s doing the same thing you are. He’s trying to make the best choices he can.’
I just feel for anybody who gets lambasted at that level. I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words.”
Source: The Huffington Post