Josh Brolin has revealed he’s glad he didn’t land the part of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. He was in the very early stages of talking to Zack Snyder about taking on the role of the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman. In hindsight, Brolin admits that he’s “really glad” that the talks didn’t progress. In an interview with Comicbookmovie.com Brolin had this to say.
We indirectly talked about it, but we never got to the point because I wasn’t the guy for him. I’m really glad it didn’t happen. I haven’t thought twice about it.
Brolin is no stranger to superhero movies, as he’s playing Thanos and Cable in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool respectively. If Brolin had taken up the Batman role, it might have ruled him out off his roles in the MCU. The Batman role subsequently went to Ben Affleck amidst initial disproval from fans around. Affleck’s performance, however, was one of the few bright spots in a movie that promised so much but flattered to deceive. Still, it’s hard not to fantasy book a scenario where Brolin plays Batman. He would have no doubt been able to capture the haunted quality of the Batman V Superman version of Bruce Wayne.
For now, Brolin is really happy he didn’t join the DCEU. With Infinity War hitting cinemas in almost a week, Brolin is very excited about his role and recently spoke about how surprised he was at how good the motion capture work and digital effects are in the movie. He also revealed that he actually preferred playing Thanos over Cable.