According to Perez Hilton, Orlando Bloom has been rumored to be playing Batman in the next Superman movie. A high-level executive a Warner Bros. has confirmed that Bloom is the studios top choice to play the caped crusader next to Henry Cavill in the the next Superman movie. The exec. alerted Perez that “Bloom looks odds-on to get the part even before our first casting call”.
There is also speculation that this news appears to be internet fodder. Like most of the stuff we report we won’t know until it’s official. Bloom has experience in more physical roles. If you want to call his role in ‘Lord of the Rings’ physical then you can add that to ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ and the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise.
The casting of Bloom would unite two Englishmen, Cavill and Bloom, for what should be the most explosive Superman movie to date. We can’t quite confirm how the role of Batman and Superman will intertwine, but the studio believes this film will be a wild success. As far as Bloom goes as Batman, we’ll have to let it sink in for a bit. We’re used to Christian Bale’s musty Batman voice. Bloom would be something entirely different.