Who Will Play Batman in 'Man of Steel 2'?

The script is still being written, but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from going into overdrive on guessing who will be cast as Batman in the sequel to the wildly successful Man of Steel. (Yes, Batman is going to be in a Superman movie… mind blown.) Zack Snyder is supposedly just starting to look at actors for the iconic role, but lots of knowing glances are being shared between casting experts.

Last week, the L.A. Times got into the spirit of things by hosting a reader generated poll with 16 candidates. Emmy award-winning Jensen Ackles from Days of Our Lives is currently in the number one spot with over 69% of the votes (at the time of this writing), over mainstay heartthrobs Bradley Cooper, Idris Elba, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Dae Kim.

However, The Hollywood Reporter says we should disregard the list of actors the LA Times lobbed out. They claim to have the real skinny on who will be cast as the next Dark Knight: “According to numerous sources, this Wayne/Batman will be in his late 30s or around the 40 mark. He will be established and rugged. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of The Dark Knight.”

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