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Rumor: Tyler Hoechlin to be the next Batman?

tyler-hoechlin-batman-vs-supermanAccording to Cosmic Book NewsTeen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin is set to screen test alongside Henry Cavill for the role of Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman/Superman vs. Batman movie, set for release in 2015.

Zack Snyder, who will direct the film, announced at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego last weekend that the movie would draw inspiration from Frank Miller’s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.  In that story, a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne comes out of retirement to fight crime once again.  While it’s a certainty that Warner Bros. is not going to cast a 55-year-old, it is a bit surprising that a 25-year-old actor is in the running.  I would have thought Warner Bros. would have wanted an actor a little older and maybe bigger.  Hoechlin, like former Batman Christian Bale, is only 6’0″.  If Batman is going to go up against the likes of Superman and perhaps Darkseid in a Justice League movie, you may want a guy with a little more size.

Hoechlin certainly has a charismatic look, and his work on Teen Wolf is admirable, but I’m not convinced that he can carry a franchise as big as Batman.  Yes, Cavill was a relative unknown before Man of Steel, but he had more acting experience in bigger roles.

Hold your breath comic book fans, this could get interesting…

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