With reporting by Josh Horowitz
Once upon a time, there was a man named Josh Brolin. While Josh Brolin would eventually go on to play a big Marvel baddie by the name of Thanos, at one point he was set to don a cowl and a scowl to play the Dark Knight himself, Batman.
In 2013, Brolin revealed that the role Ben Affleck would eventually take for "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" was very nearly his. Back then, the actor admitted that he had pondered what his own take on the role might have been, had he gotten the chance.
This week, at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting his upcoming film "Sicario," Brolin made it clear that there was no bad blood between him and Affleck about the movie.
"I don't have that thing, I wish I did," he said of being jealous of missed opportunities and lost roles. "It would just be more interesting and more competitive, damn him. As much as you guys want to be pissed off, be pissed off, it's all good. Start a f--king riot."
In fact, he's looking forward to seeing what Affleck does as the caped crusader come March 2016. "I'm really curious what he does," Brolin said. "Beyond curious."