Will Sam Worthington Replace Christian Bale In ‘Batman 3’?

FROM SPLASH PAGE: It’s been a couple of months (translation: “far too long”) since we’ve heard any crazy casting rumors regarding “Batman 3” — ever since the blogosphere erupted over since-denied reports that Eddie Murphy and Shia LeBeouf were joining the cast back in December. And while most of the recent attention regarding the follow-up to “The Dark Knight” has been focused on whether Christopher Nolan will settle back into the director’s chair, the latest online scuttlebutt now questions if Batman himself, Christian Bale, will don the cape and cowl once more.

In a report coming out of Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper this morning, unnamed sources claim that Bale’s “Terminator Salvation” co-star, Sam Worthington, may indeed be taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the next installment of the award-winning Batman franchise. As usual, it’s important to remember that when it comes to “Batman 3″ casting rumors, nothing is confirmed until Warner Bros. says so, but given Bale’s recent Internet infamy, could this speculation have some credibility?

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