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Old 10-15-2013, 01:28 AM   #738
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Default Re: Lex Luthor Casting Thread - Part 2

Originally Posted by FilmNerdJamie View Post
He threw out all those names and then said "I can't say who it is. But it MAY BE one of these guys. " and quickly took credit for Brolin saying how he had the role locked.

That isn't "calling it." Then again, Jett lives in a bubble where he thinks WB listens to him.
BatmanonFilm's Jett doesn't claim to be a clairvoyant. His sources generally provide him information on the fly; as such, some of what he reports is naturally subject to change.

Here are the facts:

Following Snyder's big announcement regarding the new film, Jett first reported that the studio was looking to cast a somewhat older actor in the coveted role of Batman, depicted this time as a grizzled veteran of sorts. That turned out to be true.

He later claimed that several actors, including Brolin and Affleck, were being considered for the part. Also true.

One of the trades, specifically The Hollywood Reporter, subsequently confirmed that Brolin was in the mix. Based on that info (and presumably more), Jett apparently thought the Gangster Squad actor was a shoe-in for the part. Although Jett's assumption here was wrong, Brolin did go on to confirm that his people actually were in talks with Snyder, further claiming that "it just didn't turn out".

So.. when you consider what all he reported on the subject (as a whole), Jett certainly wasn't far off. My thinking is if you're looking to get an idea as to where things are going with the film as production slowly moves along, BOF's a fairly good resource. Now, if you expect flat-out back-to-back predictions with a flawless accuracy rate.. it's not that.

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