Warner Bros. & Chris Nolan Zeroing in on Batman Actor!

Well lookie here – the same day we talked about what Entertainment Weekly said about the casting of Batman, reliable The Hollywood Reporter has more what’s going on this week!

It’s as if Warner Bros. Pictures were shining a Bat Signal over Burbank, summoning potential Caped Crusaders. Warners and helmer Christopher Nolan are zeroing in on an actor to star in the title role of the studio’s next “Batman” installment, which is scheduled to start shooting in February. Sources said that during the next three days, several young actors are expected to test for the role. The list of potential crime fighters includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale, Joshua Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek”), Cillian Murphy (“28 Days Later”), Henry Cavill (“I Capture the Castle”) and Eion Bailey, who stars in the upcoming HBO feature “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.” Meanwhile, sources say Hugh Dancy, currently shooting the Walt Disney Co.’s “King Arthur,” may test if his schedule permits and he is able to shave the beard his “Arthur” character, Galahad, is sporting.

Stay tuned for more news on who eventually will get the role.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter