THIS actor was told by WB that he was 'too old' to play Batman (Photo: File Photo)
Much to the unknown before Robert Pattinson was given the role of Batman in June actor Milo Ventimiglia was also one among the stars who auditioned for the role of the caped crusader following Ben Affleck’s exit. The actor however revealed that Warner Bros did not cast him in the role of Batman because the studio felt he was "too old" to play the saviour of Gotham.
The 42-year-old actor appearing in Variety's 'The Big Ticket' podcast stated that he had auditioned for the part before it ultimately went to Robert Pattinson.
''Do I see myself in a cape and cowl? Warner Bros. didn't. They were looking for a new Batman and they said, 'Ventimiglia, you're too old.' That's OK, it doesn't matter. I'm kind of busy, it's Ok," the "This Is Us" star said.
Given a no by the studio, Ventimiglia said he has no plans in near future to audition for another superhero part because he is enjoying playing real-life heroes.
''The superhero world? Maybe I'm just playing real-life superheroes right now. Jack Pearson, Denny Swift. They're real attainable superheroes, that are out there in the open representing good guys and good fathers," he added.
Pattinson will make his debut as the DC superhero with "The Batman", which is slated for release in 2021.