'Outer Range': Josh Brolin almost made the cut as 'older, raspy' Snyderverse Batman

'Outer Range': Josh Brolin almost made the cut as 'older, raspy' Snyderverse Batman
Josh Brolin attends Prime Video Red Carpet Premiere For New Western Series 'Outer Range' at Harmony Gold on April 7, 2022 (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)

What do Josh Brolin, Scott Adkins, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, and Orland Bloom have in common apart from being actors who have starred in some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters? They were also considered for the role of Batman in Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' 

Yes, you read that right. Josh Brolin, who made quite the impact in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos towards the latter part of the Infinity Saga and as Cable in the X-Men Universe's 'Deadpool 2', could have been a part of the DC Extended Universe as well. So, how did the 'Outer Range' star get a shot at playing the Dark Knight and what was it supposed to be like? Read on to find out!


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Spilling the beans while on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Brolin revealed that he was very close to playing the masked vigilante in the Synderverse and that it would have been an "older" and "more raspy" rendition of Batman. "Honestly, that would have been a fun deal, and maybe I'll do it when I'm 80," Brolin said, adding that the opportunity came before 'Deadpool 2.'

The 'Dune' actor went on to say that it "was interesting" to him and that he "liked those odds" of being in line for a role that would either "work flyingly" or "not work at all." He also opened up about the thoughts he had when he was being considered for the role and that he wondered whether he was "the guy who is going to make it all fail." Speaking of actors whose portrayal was divisive, Brolin weighed in on George Clooney's stint as Batman in Joel Schumacher's 1997 'Batman & Robin.' Brolin opined that he "didn't think" that Clooney was "bad" and that 'Ocean's Trilogy' star is still "joking about it." 

Here's another fact that you probably didn't know about Josh Brolin. He was also in line to play a key character in 'Jurassic World.' The role eventually went to another MCU star and the comment section is open for you to guess who it was!

The first two episodes of 'Outer Range' are available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

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