Via an anonymous DC Entertainment source, CosmicBookNews is reporting that Tyler Hoechlin, who plays Derek Hale on the MTV series “Teen Wolf,” is being “heavily considered” to don the cape and cowl as the next Batman in the newly-announced “Batman vs. Superman” (or “Superman vs. Batman”) film.
It also reports that Hoechlin is set to screen test alongside current Superman Henry Cavill in the near future.
Following the Hall H-shattering announcement on Saturday July 20 at San Diego Comic-Con that the Dark Knight would tussle with the Man of Steel in the next DC-based superflick, fans immediately began to speculate who would take over the role from Christian Bale. As many already knew, DC confirmed via a press release that Bale was officially finished with his run as Batman and the role would be re-cast. This is the first bit of info that we’ve heard on movement toward filling the Bat-suit since the Con news broke, so expect many more stories like this in the coming weeks.
CosmicBookNews also reports via its unnamed DC source about the proposed plot of the film. It says:
The sequel is set a year after Man of Steel, and the world is still getting used to having this powerful god on the planet who isn’t fully trusted by everybody. Batman certainly doesn’t trust Superman. Superman doesn’t trust Batman; either of which causes the two to clash when they initially meet. They do however pair up to defeat the villains (not 100% confirmed who the villains are). COULD be Luthor and Joker, but only a select few really know that. Luthor is definitely in the sequel and he doesn’t like Superman, believing him a threat to the planet.
CBM states that the rumor that the next Batman film would be an adaptation of the popular “Arkham” video games was on the table, but Warner Bros. decided to combine both the next Batman movie with the sequel to “Man of Steel” to hurry things along. The “Arkham” games will instead be adapted into a DC animated film titled, “Batman: Arkham Assault” next year.