Josh Brolin Explains Why He Turned Down Role as Batman

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Josh Brolin Explains Why He Turned Down Role as Batman
Differences with director Zack Snyder were main reason...

Before Ben Affleck was offered the role of Batman in Zack Snyder's forthcoming Batman vs. Superman, Josh Brolin had advanced discussions with the director about donning the cowl - however differences in creative thinking regarding how the role should be played ensured that the actor would ultimately pass up the opportunity.

Speaking with website Total Film, Brolin spoke for the first time about the reasoning behind his decision...

Me and Zack had a conversation about itand there were several reasons why we said it wasn’t the best idea on both sides. I had mine and Zack had his.To me it’s not about being cool and all that stuff. Looking back over your shoulder and saying that one line everyone’s going to remember? Maybe I could do that. But I do roles that aren’t necessarily all that cool. All my stuff is a little off.

Off it may be, but would Brolin have faced the same backlash as Ben Affleck had he chosen to take the role? It's tough to say, but he wasn't behind the door in criticising those who took to the web to register their rage after the announcement...

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

Batman vs. Superman is set for release on May 6th 2016.



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