Superman vs Batman: Joe Manganiello up for Batman?

Josh Brolin, Richard Armitage, Joe Manganiello and more up for Batman role in Man Of Steel 2

Joe Manganiello as Alcide in True Blood
Joe Manganiello as Alcide in True Blood

Warner Bros are not only looking for an older Batman in their Superman Versus Batman movie – all the better to capture the feel of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns – but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio already has a shortlist.

The names reported to be in the running for the older and more determined Dark Knight detective are Sin City star Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello (who was also a runner for Man Of Steel), The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage, Pacific Rim‘s Max Martini, and Watchmen‘s Matthew Goode.

Man Of Steel is still in cinemas, and you can buy The Dark Knight Returns for £14.99 at