I feel bad for Jake Gyllenhaal. He's been up for practically every major superhero on the block. He was this
close to replacing Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2
, he was a contender for Superman doing the McG/Ratner days, and he was runner-up for Nolan's Batman.
I still think if Nolan and whoever is chosen as director decides to replace Brandon Routh, they should still stick with an unknown.