Ben Affleck loses out on Batman Role by Josh Brolin: 'Would Have Been a Fun Deal'

Ben Affleck loses out on Batman Role by Josh Brolin: 'Would Have Been a Fun Deal' ...

hat made a lot of an impact in superhero films as it is, but he's still reflecting on one that was dropped.

The actor known for his roles in Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Cable in Deadpool 2 was a recent guest on the podcast. During the interview, he discussed having been in contention to play for director Zack Snyder before the filmmaker decided to play him, who made his debut in the iconic role with 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

"That was interesting to me," Brolin said about the prospect of playing the Caped Crusader. He then emphasized that he was willing to play the role if Snyder hadn't gone in a different direction: "That was his decision, but that was his choice."

The actor, who won an Oscar for his role in 2008, added that the role particularly appealed to him because he likes working on situations that involve little risk. I like playing with those odds. I'm like, 'Am I the guy who's gonna make it all fail?'

This discussion led him to discuss George Clooney's role in Batman & Robin in 1997, with Brolin saying about the film's key response, "You talk to Clooney, and he's still joking about it," according to Brolin.

Brolin, 54, stated on Monday that his thoughts about Batman came prior to his work on Deadpool 2, which was set for theaters in May 2018. It would have been the older, more raspy, for lack of a better word, he said of his discussed Batman portrayal. It would have been the fun deal, and maybe Ill do it when I am 80.

This isn't the first time the Outer Range performer has talked about coming close to getting the coveted gig. In 2018, Brolin said that everything was working out for the best. "I'm absolutely sorry it didn't happen," he said at the time. "I haven't thought twice about it."

In the film The Flash, which is expected to be released on June 23, 2023, Affleck is set to play Batman for his part.

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