Orlando Bloom may soon be donning the Batsuit for the upcoming follow-up to "Man of Steel."

According to the Daily Express, the actor is considered a "hot favorite" for the role of Batman in the movie. The project was announced at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego and talk of who who will play the caped crusader in the film has continued to grow.  

"Man of Steel's" Henry Cavill has already been cast as Superman in the Warner Bros. movie. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburn and Diane Lane are confirmed to be returning as well, MTV reports.

The Express reports that a senior source at Warner Bros. confirmed that Bloom was a top choice for the part. 

“Orlando looks odds-on to get the part even before our first casting call," the source said. “He would be perfect to play off Henry and I think U.S. audiences would be happy with two Brits as the joint male leads.”

Other stars that have been rumored to play alongside Cavill include Armie Hammer and Christian Bale. 

But Bale shot down any possibility of returning to the role of Batman in July, saying he was ready for a new actor to take over the part. 

Scott Adkins, star of "The Bourne Ultimatum," is also said to be auditioning for the role. 


"Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder told the Comic-Con crowd during the movie's announcement that the script was no yet completed. David Goyer, the screenwriter for "Man of Steel" will reportedly also be returning for the new film. 

The film is set for a summer 2015 release date.