Gangster Squad star Josh Brolin (46) is reportedly the top candidate to play Batman, although studio sources say that the casting process has not even begun yet. Other contenders include Ryan Gosling, the youngest on the list at 32 years of age, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey star Richard Armitage (41), Joe Manganiello (36), Max Martini (43), and Matthew Goode (35).
Some insiders say that any casting talk is premature, since the script is still being written by David S. Goyer. We reported last week that director Zack Snyder was meeting with Frank Miller to discuss the Batman elements of this sequel, although it isn't known if he is being brought on as a producer or writer at this time.
Production is slated to begin in early 2014, for a summer 2015 release.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters May 6th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.