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Josh Brolin has confirmed that he was in the running for the role of BATMAN in the Man of Steel sequel before it went to Ben Affleck. 

What does he have to say to all the Ben "haters"?

He told the Huffington Post: "I've never seen such a global reaction in my life. I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now."

"This guy is just working like you are. He's doing the same thing you are. He's trying to make the best choices he can.'"