“According to numerous sources, this Wayne/Batman will be in the late 30s or around the 40 mark. He will be established and rugged.”[THR]
So forget what you’ve heard about Joseph Gordon Leavitt inheriting the role of the Dark Knight from Christian Bale. Producers of the upcoming Superman Vs. Batman (or Batman Vs. Superman) are looking to cast an actor in his late 30s or early 40s as the next Batman.
The leading names in the running at this point include Josh Brolin (apparently frontrunner at the time of writing), Joe Manganiello, Ryan Gosling (who’s only 32), Matthew Goode, and Max Martini.
Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman, is only 30 years old.