Having just watched a short promotional piece for what Josh Brolin did for the new Oldboy film, I’m both excited and disappointed. I can appreciate how great his performance in the remake is looking, but I can’t help but think they missed out on a huge opportunity to cast him in the upcoming Batman Vs Superman film.
His devotion to the role looks very similar to what Christian Bale did for Nolan’s trilogy. The fight scenes make it clear that Brolin could easily handle that aspect of the role. Given that they’re describing the Batman role as an older incarnation of the character, who is a grizzled veteran, I think Ben Affleck will do a decent job, but I can’t help thinking that Brolin would’ve been perfect. Just imagine a cape and cowl in the pic below.