Ever since it was announced at Comic-Con this past weekend, the movie world as been buzzing about the upcoming Batman and Superman film which will see DC’s two finest characters team up and square off in the same flick. But while most of the buzz has been about the very fact the movie is happening, many people have been left wondering who will fill Christian Bale’s shoes as the next Batman.
According to The Huffington Post and Cosmic Book.com, that actor might been MTV Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin. Things are apparently so serious with Hoechlin that he’s reportedly getting a screen test with Henry Cavill.
Per Cosmic Book News:
Regarding the new Batman, Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf,Lincoln Heights, 7th Heaven, Road To Perdition) is being heavily considered for the part and will be getting a screen test alongside Henry Cavill. Warner Bros. and Snyder are looking at somebody to play the new Batman with a reputation similar to Cavill’s, when Cavill was testing for Superman.
Huffington Post reached out to Hoechlin’s representatives but couldn’t either confirm nor deny the rumor. Many fans were expecting an older Batman in the film but it appears that the producers are going young once again to reboot Batman in the Superman universe that director Zack Snyder created.
Nothing is official and the search is likely going to take a few months. But with a tentative release date set for 2015, casting the next Batman is something that will happen rather quickly and so far Hoechlin seems to be a front runner.