Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Sam Heughan: "Batman Live"

Speculation continues as to who will take on the role of 'Batman' in director Zack Snyder's developing 2015 feature "Batman v Superman", playing against "Man Of Steel" actor Henry Cavill.

Some industry trades have suggested that Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") will play an older bagged-out 'Caped Crusader', even though Morgan's headlining series "Magic City" was recently cancelled after a 2-season run.

Another actor in consideration to play the 'Caped Crusader' is 6' 3" Sam Heughan.

Heughan played 'Bruce Wayne/Batman' in Warners' "Batman Live: Arena Tour" and recently snagged the coveted role of long-haired Scottish warrior 'Jamie Fraser' in the upcoming STARZ TV series "Outlander", adapting the New York Times best-selling book series.

Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a 2003 nominee for the 'Laurence Olivier Award' for 'Most Promising Performance'.

In 2012, he originated the role of 'Batman' in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live," an international tour which opened at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and went on to tour in South America and throughout Europe.

In 2010, Heughan was nominated for a British Soap Award for 'Villain of the Year' for his role as 'Scott Neilson' in the BBC soap opera "Doctors", followed by several TV roles including "River City," "Island at War," "The Wild West," "Midsomer Murders," and "Any Human Heart". Other TV movie credits include, "Breaking the Mould" for BBC Television, "A Very British Sex Scandal" for Channel 4 and "First Light" for BBC2. 

His film credits include "Alexander the Great from Macedonia", "Emulsion" and the upcoming feature "Heart of Lightness".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Sam Heughan in "Batman Live" and "Emulsion"...