Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom has been tipped as a "hot favourite" for the Superman Vs. Batman role.

The 36-year-old actor is tipped to star opposite Man of Steel's Henry Cavill in the action adventure movie, according to the Daily Express.

Meanwhile, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor, Mark Strong, is said to have auditioned for the part of Lex Luther in Superman Vs. Batman.

Bloom will shortly reprise his Lord of the Rings role as Legolas in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.