In a piece of news that is sure to make those hating Ben Affleck as Batman cry a few more tears, the role could have gone to Josh Brolin. In a conversation with the Huffington Post, Brolin said:
We did. I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea. It just didn’t turn out. It’s OK. It is OK. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I’m happy for Ben.
Not only is Brolin not freaking out about being passed over, he’s more than a little shocked by the outrage about Affleck’s casting.
I’ve never seen such a global reaction in my life, I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal. It’s like, ‘F*ck this guy, I wish he was dead.’ And you’re like, ‘What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He’s doing the same thing you are. He’s trying to make the best choices he can… I want him to kick ass and I want everyone to love it and kind of eat their words.
No matter how you feel about Affleck winning the role, you have to admit, Brolin has a darn good point.