Josh Brolin reveals why he wasn’t Batman but Ben Affleck was

He almost threw on a cowl and joined the “Justice League.”

“Dune” actor Josh Brolin is opening up about almost getting solid as Batman — over director Zack Snyder’s final alternative, now-newly-engaged Ben Affleck — in his variations of the superhero franchise.

“It could have been the older, the extra raspy, for lack of a greater phrase,” Brolin mentioned on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast not too long ago, describing how his take would have differed from Affleck’s portrayal in 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.” 

He additionally mentioned that the concept was “attention-grabbing” to him and claimed that the selection to as a substitute solid Affleck, 49, wasn’t his choice, however Snyder’s.

“Truthfully, that will have been a enjoyable deal,” Brolin, 54, added. “And perhaps I’ll do it after I’m 80.”

Affleck is ready to seem once more as Batman within the upcoming manufacturing of “The Flash,” starring beleaguered actor Ezra Miller. 

Brolin additionally weighed in on filmmaker Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin,” an oddly sexual — and notably derided — 1997 model of the Caped Crusader, performed by George Clooney, 60, alongside Chris O’Donnell, 51, as Robin/Dick Grayson.

George Clooney because the nipple-enhanced Caped Crusader in “Batman & Robin.”
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Robert Pattinson is the latest actor to play the Caped Crusader.
Robert Pattinson is the most recent actor to play the Caped Crusader.
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“By the way in which, who I didn’t suppose was unhealthy — I talked to Clooney, who nonetheless is joking about it and it wasn’t his fault,” Brolin mentioned. “He loves a superb nipple joke and that was all [director] Joel [Schumacher]. He didn’t do something unsuitable.”

Most not too long ago, a moodier, eyeliner-wearing Darkish Knight — performed by Robert Pattinson, 35 — has soared into ever-expanding Gotham Metropolis and to box-office heights in “The Batman,” which will stream on HBO Max beginning on Monday, April 18.

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