Daily Star Reporter
Published 4th August 2013
Armitage, 41, was linked to the Caped Crusader job after impressing movie bosses in The Hobbit.
He played Guy of Gisborne in BBC1’s Robin Hood and was Dawn French’s love interest in The Vicar Of Dibley.
Christian Bale quit the role after completing the Dark Knight trilogy.
Movie chiefs are weeks away from starting work on Batman Vs Superman, with producer Zack Snyder looking for an “unusual” leading man.