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Warner Bros. May Have An Older Batman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’
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Fresh off the news that Frank Miller was scheduled to meet with Zack Synder for a few days to discuss the Batman Vs. Superman movie, comes word that this iteration of Batman may be older than the one we are used to seeing. When I say older, I mean around his mid-40s.

It’s way to early to tell if these rumors, as reported by Batman on Film, are true. Synder is currently hard at work writing the screenplay for the film with David S. Goyer. The director had already stated that the Batman Vs. Superman movie would not be an adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns. However, with the scheduled meeting with Miller, and now this rumor of a more aged Batman, it seems that it could serve as some sort of basis for the plot.

This would be the first live-action Batman movie we will be seeing since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, so establishing the character once again would seem pointless and, quite frankly, just a waste of the audiences’ time. So it makes sense that an older Batman be a part of the film, instead of crafting a new origins story. I just don’t like the idea of this Batman being some sort of mentor to Superman. I much prefer a Batman whose ideals of getting justice don’t mirror that of Superman, and their philosophies clash with each other.

We’ll have to wait and see where Snyder and Goyer decide to take the character, but if the rumors are true, the casting process must get underway, and soon. Unless they don’t want to meet an already jam packed 2015.

Who do you think should play the role of an older Batman? Should Batman be older?

[Source: Batman on Film]


  1. I vote Jon Hamm.

    Comment by Tim Wilson — August 2, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

  2. GO BATS!

    Comment by Joshua Yamada — August 2, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

  3. I’m with you Tim, Hamm would be excellent!

    Comment by Clint Stone — August 3, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

  4. I think a older Batman is a fine idea; 5 or 10 years older then Supes is fine. Joe Manganiello would fit that role perfectly.

    Comment by MichiganJack — August 6, 2013 @ 9:37 am

  5. Honestly, I think by “older” it could also mean a more experienced and savvy Batman than the one we’re use to (having been through ten thousand origin stories) because if you’re doing a DC-Cinematic Universe (and they are), you need the character to be able to play the role for at least a sequel or two, so about 6-10 years of time. To have someone start in their 40s and end when he’s a grandparent is flat out dumb.

    By contrast, this Superman was stated to be 33-years-old in MOS. Okay, Batman didn’t become Batman ’til his early-to-mid twenties, so 23-26. If Superman is 33, Batman would’ve been doing this gig for almost 10 years. That would be fine because then he’s the same age as Superman or close enough to it (as is in the comics), but have Batman be world-weary and experienced in the world to play Han Solo to Clark’s Luke Skywalker.

    Comment by Matt King — August 21, 2013 @ 2:57 am

  6. Batman older than Supes is a bad idea. It doesn’t respect the DC timeline historically. Superman should be at least 1 yr older. More experienced ok……

    Comment by Dan-Rosario Mistiva — August 22, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

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