Russell Brand looking seriously buff as Batman

Monday July 19, 2010

The caped crusader's unmistakable symbol on his sculpted, six-pack-showing suit, Robin at his side - it looked like Christian Bale had some serious competition from Russell Brand for his Batman role.

However, the British comedian was actually fitted with the fake muscles for his role in the remake of 1981 Dudley Moore comedy Arthur.

Filming in New York with his sidekick played by Luis Guzman, Russell shot scenes where he busts crooks out of jail, wearing an alcohol utility belt.

Helen Mirren is also starring in the film, which retells the story of a lovable but hopeless ladies man who must marry a high maintenance wealthy woman in order to keep his family's fortune.

Photo: Getty

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