Batman Movie + TV News Bits: Details On GOTHAM’s Bruce Wayne, Gary Oldman Talks Ben Affleck, No Josh Holloway For BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

This week saw the announcement of several new additions to the cast of Gotham, but one role in Fox’s Batman prequel TV show that has yet to be filled is young Bruce Wayne. In the meantime, we have new details on the series’ depiction of the future Dark Knight. Via Comic Book Movie, the following casting spec was sent out, offering a description of the character to actors interested in the role. The breakdown also confirms that Wayne will be a series regular on Gotham, as he is expected to become Batman by the end of the series’ run.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, and Erin Richards as Barbara Kean. The series is expected to premiere on Fox next fall.
We recently heard from former Jim Gordon actor Gary Oldman on the Gotham series, and now, he’s shared his thoughts on the next big screen incarnation of Batman. Speaking with E! Online, the Robocop star comments on Ben Affleck playing the Caped Crusader, saying that he has a lot to live up to after Christian Bale’s remarkable portrayal. “He’s got a hard cowl to climb into because I thought Christian had made such a signature on it. But Ben is a wonderful actor, so I’m intrigued to see what he does.” He then dismisses the backlash against the controversial casting. “All that stuff is always crazy. If you listen to the fans all the time we wouldn’t have remade Robocop, no one would have made Batman. Ben will do fine. I think he’ll do fine.” You can check out Oldman in action in Robocop, which opened earlier this week.
Finally, we have an update on the Josh Holloway in Batman vs. Superman rumor. According to CBM’s nailbiter111, who originally reported that the Lost actor was in consideration for an unspecified role, Warner Bros. was unable to come to an agreement with Holloway. No other details are given, but a good possibility as to why this didn’t happen was Holloway’s commitment to his new TV show, Intelligence. Again, it was unknown which role he was wanted for, but he has been a fan favorite to play Aquaman – rumored to be played by Jason Momoa in the Man of Steel follow-up – leading to speculation. With production expected to start in the coming weeks, we should be getting official casting news soon. Batman vs. Superman is slated for a May 6th, 2016 release.

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