Never Mind Ben Affleck! Was Josh Brolin The Original Choice For Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman Movie?

The Man of Steel follow-up is set for a 2016 release

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Hollywood actor Josh Brolin has hinted he was considered to take on the role of Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel but it was revealed last August that Ben Affleck would be taking over from Christian Bale.

The 46-year-old hunk, who stars in upcoming film Labor Day alongside Kate Winslet, confessed there were disagreements over the character hence why he decided to turn down the chance to play the caped crusader.

“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.”

Josh Brolin at the London premiere of Labor Day (Lia Toby/WENN)

When Ben was announced as the new Batman, the Argo star faced a slew of criticism; however, several actors including Brolin have stood up for him since, convinced he will have no problems filling Bale's shoes.

“People were so disrespectful,” Brolin went on to explain. “How can you blame an actor for acting? I understand you’re a fan, but people forget that actors are human.

Ben Affleck will take on the role of Batman (WENN)

"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.”

Well we’ve got a long time to wait before we’ll be catching a glimpse of Batman Vs. Superman as the big budget blockbuster isn’t set to hit screens in the US until May 2016.

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