Report: Zack Snyder Approaches 'Watchmen' Star for Batman Role

The 'Man of Steel' director reportedly has met Jeffrey Dean Morgan to offer him the coveted role in the upcoming Batman-Superman movie.

AceShowbiz - Another actor is reportedly considered to be the new Bruce Wayne depicter in the sequel to "Man of Steel". This time, Think McFly Think reports that director Zack Snyder has sat down with his "Watchmen" star, %cJeffrey Dean Morgan%, to discuss the possibility of the 47-year-old actor starring as Batman in the hotly-anticipated crossover movie.

The casting news comes two days after The Hollywood Reporter unveiled shortlist of actors approached to portray the caped crusader. Among the said contenders are %cJosh Brolin%, %cJoe Manganiello% and %cRyan Gosling%. Latino Review even added that "Olympus Has Fallen" star %cGerard Butler% was in the mix as well.

Whoever wins the coveted role will share the same frame with %cHenry Cavill%, who will reprise his role as Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman. %cArmie Hammer%, who has been linked to the vacant role following %cChristian Bale%'s retirement as Batman, cites Cavill as one of reasons why he is not interested in tackling the role.

"I think if Henry and I did that film and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us," Hammer said to Metro, referring to Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." in which he stars opposite Cavill.

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