FRINGE's Joshua Jackson Would Have Another Go At Playing BATMAN

FRINGE's Joshua Jackson Would Have Another Go At Playing BATMAN

In a recent interview, the actor - who actually auditioned for the role once before - admits that should the opportunity arise again he would be more than happy to try for the cape and cowl currently worn by Christian Bale..

I was not aware of this, but apparently Fringe actor Joshua Jackson actually auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman before Christopher Nolan settled on Christian Bale. Now while speaking to Coming Soon about his future projects, Jackson reveals when prompted that if he was to receive another shot at The Bat, he would be more than happy. However he also admits that had he been cast the first time around, we would have ended up with a very different movie, and that Nolan and Bale made for a pretty intimidating duo to think about following up..

CS: You auditioned for the recent string of Batman movies. Now that Christian Bale is hanging up his cowl, are you gung-ho about trying out for the role again?

Jackson: Ahh... I'm not going to turn down an audition for Batman if they ask me. As much as nobody in their right mind would turn down that job, I don't know if you really want to be the guy after Chris Nolan and Christian Bale. Those movies are pretty fantastic.

CS: I haven't heard you growl “I'm Batman,” but you would certainly make a dapper Bruce Wayne.

Jackson: Well, thank you, I do my best. It would have been a different movie if I had been cast. You never want to admit you think somebody else made the right decision when they didn't hire you, but Christian Bale was pretty amazing. The marriage of Chris Nolan and Christian Bale for those Batman movies was spectacular. I would be intimidated to step into those shoes, but if they asked me to audition, I would.

It's not unheard of for a studio to go back and look at past options when recasting a role like this - look at Henry Cavill as Superman - so when the time comes for WB to think about the next man to don the cape, Jackson may be on their radar. Although personally, as much as I enjoy his work on Fringe, I really don't think he would be a good fit for Batman. What about you guys?

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StrangerX - 3/21/2012, 10:27 AM
IDK about Bruce maybe Terry in a Batman Beyond
marvel72 - 3/21/2012, 10:28 AM
don't know if he'd be a good batman or not,anyone know when fringe returns,is it this week or next.
WolvieCBM - 3/21/2012, 10:37 AM
marvel72: This week, on Friday.

Jackson is brilliant in Fringe. Wouldn't mind seeing him in a CBM role.
jimoakley666 - 3/21/2012, 10:40 AM
[frick] off, Pacey.
jimoakley666 - 3/21/2012, 10:41 AM
sKeemAn - Pacey as Bond? Are you smoking crack?
marvel72 - 3/21/2012, 10:46 AM
@ WolvieCBM

cheers mate,its my favorite show at the moment well probably until game of thrones airs.
dabo - 3/21/2012, 10:48 AM
@Jimoakley666: That posh little english kid from Empire of the Sun as Batman? Don't be ridiculous... Oh wait that's right people grow up as well as the fact that they are actors playing parts...
Greengo - 3/21/2012, 10:50 AM
Lmmfao. Bond makes about as much sense as Batman.

gannicus - 3/21/2012, 10:50 AM
good god no i dont see him as batman.
SuperSomething616 - 3/21/2012, 10:53 AM
Too much of a baby face...
xfactorx - 3/21/2012, 10:54 AM
ThaMessenger07 - 3/21/2012, 11:00 AM
He would be perfect as Batman! His age range is great, he has the height and the talent. Just Buff him up. He is very brooding he gives off a perfect Bruce. If you see his performance in Fringe you can actually pick up a bit of all the Big Screen Batmans.

He has the eccentric Intellectual "thinking man" quality of Keaton's Bruce.

A Silent yet Tormented personality, that Kilmer's Bruce displayed.

The calm and collect posture of Clooney's Bruce.

& The Passionate and Motivated demeanor with a Mask of Arrogance and Ignorance that Bale portrayed.

I say he'd be great.
BoosterGold1991 - 3/21/2012, 11:01 AM
If only he had been younger, he could have the ability to play Terry McGinnis in a Batman Beyond movie with Clint Eastwood in the role of Bruce Wayne with J.J Abrams directing.
Necroxide - 3/21/2012, 11:03 AM
Batman Beyond !! hell yes !!
it would be dam cool if they let the''reboot'' alon
and start do original story like this !
and the actor right here would fit !!!!
ThaMessenger07 - 3/21/2012, 11:10 AM
He's Almost 40 How The hell can He play Terry?
headlopper - 3/21/2012, 11:20 AM
@teabag - Thanx. I hate that guy.
headlopper - 3/21/2012, 11:21 AM
As for the article, 'FRINGE' is the best show on TV IMO!

Jackson's a terrific actor, but not right for Wayne or Batman.

Maybe the 'Riddler'!
Optimus83 - 3/21/2012, 11:22 AM
Pacey as Batman ¡CUEK!

Casey Affleck is better for a Smallville with Batman

Christian Bale the only Batman from cinema

smnelson610 - 3/21/2012, 11:24 AM
I don't think so Charlie Conway
KNIGHT3000 - 3/21/2012, 11:27 AM
headlopper - 3/21/2012, 11:29 AM
@teabag - BTW, 'Dead Man's Shoes'. Wow. That was intense.
Richard was mercilessness!
Googs - 3/21/2012, 11:31 AM
i think he would be a great terry mcginnis, except they will never make that movie. which sucks, but they wont. although if they ever do an animated one, his voice would be a brilliant fit.
also, optimus, thats mathew goode, not casey affleck.
Optimus83 - 3/21/2012, 11:44 AM

Mathew Goode as Young Bruce Wayne/Batman in a TV Series

and Christian Bale as Batman in Batman franchise and Justice League movie franchise

ThaMessenger07 - 3/21/2012, 11:45 AM
That's Cause he's out of shape Nomis. His Face would change Drastically if he was in shape.
webheaded - 3/21/2012, 11:58 AM
Slaggathor - 3/21/2012, 12:10 PM
Yeaaahh, I just see Charlie from the Mighty Ducks.
ralfinader - 3/21/2012, 12:11 PM
@Tea I didn't think Katie was in TDKR, and I see why they make Bane wear that mask.
headlopper - 3/21/2012, 12:18 PM
@teabag - No. When they show the flashback of Anthony hanging himself, then I got it. Richard was delusional, which is why he was probably able to kill those guy's so brutally. The suitcase...uhhhh!

kevberg - 3/21/2012, 12:24 PM
Some of you guys are crazy.

While I don't think Jackson is a good fit for Batman, he's gotten much better as an actor and Im sure there a CBM out there for him...just not Batman.
nuck82 - 3/21/2012, 12:29 PM
tea the life you have on your knees is a good life, i can see how the shots to the face might bring you down, but keep your chin up kid ;-)
StrangerX - 3/21/2012, 12:36 PM
I love how Fringe is based in Boston but most people I know don't even watch the show.
KalEl1996 - 3/21/2012, 12:49 PM
Christian Bale rules!
NeedlenoseNedRyerson - 3/21/2012, 1:30 PM
Oh hell no
InFamouslyCool - 3/21/2012, 2:22 PM
hell no
Darkhaven - 3/21/2012, 2:25 PM
Sure, he can be Batman! But, only if another one of the Mighty Duck kids plays Robin. And only if they scream "Flying V!" as one of their team attacks :D
jimoakley666 - 3/21/2012, 2:51 PM
dabo - He's Welsh, actually. But the really clincher is Bale is a good actor. A cracking actor. This tart isn't.

sKeemAn - Bud, just no. Not at all, no. He couldn't play Bond if his life depended on it. And he's not British. So no.
tomasocelot - 3/21/2012, 3:02 PM
no batman i think he would make a good flash or nightwing
dabo - 3/21/2012, 3:06 PM
Jim - I was talking about his character in the film in the attempt to point out the ridiculousness of judging someones ability to appear in a film based on things they did in the past and referencing them merely by their previous characters rather then them as actors. If you don't think he's a good actor say that, if you don't think Pacey from dawson's Creek would make a good batman well then that's fair enough because that would be silly!

I like Jackson he seems like a good guy and I think he's a pretty decent actor. Do I think he'd be a good batman? Not neceessarily but ruling him out because he was a child actor who played child and teenage parts is silly. Would he be a good Bond - No, of course not. He's a Canadian and Bond is a British institution.
acxel - 3/21/2012, 4:18 PM
All I get from him is The Punisher.
natydred - 3/21/2012, 5:07 PM
I Google searched Joshua Jackson batman after i read this post. Found this which is awesome.
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