Batman Reboot Fancast
I'll start off by saying that i'm a huge fan of Nolan's Batman films and am really excited to see The Dark Knight Rises. I've actually never got tickets for a movie as early as i did for TDKR.
In anticipation of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, i decided to cast those who i thought could take over their respective roles when Warner Bros. decides to reboot the Dark Knight franchise! Click the link to see cardiakid's take on the Caped Crusader!
That being said, apparently Warner Brothers is planning to reboot the Batman franchise once Nolan's tenure is over. Speculation is so that it can fit into a rumoured Justice League universe, but should they actually reboot a franchise that soon after it ends?! (I know they did it with Spider-Man, but seriously?!)
Especially for average movie-goers, will they even realize they're watching a rebooted Batman? Or will they just think it's continuing on after The Dark Knight Rises? (I guess it depends on how the story goes in the film)
Ok, since WB is going to reboot Batman, i figured i'd give my picks for who could give good performances in the roles. I also decided not to re-cast the villains from Nolan's films, (Excepted Two-Face) as i figured the chances they use them in the rebooted series are small.
I also didn't put a story together for the films like i usually do, mainly because i had a lot of trouble coming up with something original. I guess i should get to it though!
Director: David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Se7en, Social Network, Fight Club)
Fincher is a GREAT director, and has created some Great films that all have dark tones. He is hands down the best choice to replace Nolan, if they decide to do a Dark Batman, like Nolan's films.
Writer: John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd, Hugo)
Logan has written some great films, and adapted alot of them too. Both those reasons helped me pick him as the man i'd want penning a rebooted Batman franchise.
Onto the fancast...!
Joel Edgerton as Bruce Wayne aka Batman
Edgerton has proven himself to be a very great actor, with his great performance in Warrior, and i think he'd be great to replace Christian Bale and step into the role.
John Hurt as Alfred Pennyworth
Unfortunately, someone will have to replace Michael Caine in the role, and when that happens, i can't think of anyone better than John Hurt.
Jeff Bridges as Commisioner Gordon - (Credit to @SuperDude001)
I have give credit to CBM user @SuperDude001 for this choice. Bridges is an Academy Award winning actor, and could bring a great performance to the film is he were actually playing the part. (I do think Cranston is a good choice for the role, but i decided not to use him as the choice is extremely over used)
Thomas Gibson and Meredith Monroe as Thomas and Martha Wayne
Gibson and Monroe already played husband and wife in Criminal Minds and they would be just as good as Bruce's deceased parents, in my opinion.
Autumn Reeser as Vicki Vale
Seeing as Vale didn't appear in any of Nolan's films, she'll probably appear in a reboot, and Reeser not only looks the part, but she is a pretty decent actress!
Danny Glover as Lucius Fox
This was a pretty tough choice. Who could replace the man who played God himself? Well, i ended up deciding Danny Glover would be great as Bruce's technology supplier.
Mackenzie Crook as Joe Chill
Crook has the creepy look nailed, and was probably the easiest choice in the entire cast for me.
Rose McGowan as Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy
Although McGowan may be a little old for the role now, (especially if they decide to do a younger Batman) she is still a pretty good actress and could do good in the role!
Liev Schreiber as Harvey Dent
Although not all that original, Schreiber resembles Dent in a way, and would definitely give Aaron Eckhart a run for his money for the best Dent performance.
Mark Strong as Roman Sionis aka Black Mask
I realize Strong is already playing a villain in a DC Film, and if that Green Lantern is used as part of a DCU, then he couldn't play Black Mask, but there's no denying that he's GREAT at playing villains, (Kick Ass, Green Lantern and much more) and would definitely own as Black Mask.
Mickey Rourke as Basil Karlo aka Clayface
I really tried to stay away from this choice, seeing as it is pretty unoriginal. But when it came down to it, there's really no one better for the Basil Karlo version of Clayface, (washed up actor) and i thought Rourke could kind of relate to the role, seeing as it wasn't to long ago when he was having struggles, before he had his big comeback role in The Wrestler.
Stanley Tucci as Victor Fries aka Mister Freeze
Tucci has a wide diversity when it comes to acting, and he has already shown he can play villain roles in The Lovely Bones (For which he was Oscar nominated) and he would be great in this role. Plus, anything would be better than Arnold. (Facepalm)
Jude Law as Edward Nygma aka The Riddler
I tried to find a lesser known actor for the role, but Law is so great for it in so many ways i just kept coming back to the choice. Eventually i decided I'd just keep it once and for all.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin
I was going to change this choice, as i thought i had a little bit too much of big names alreaedy, but i then decided; it's a fancast, who really cares? Well, ok, other than that, Hoffman, a tremendously great actor, who i'd love to see take on a comic book movie role.
Christoph Waltz as Hugo Strange
Academy Award Winner Christoph Waltz had his breakthrough role as a villain in Inglourious Basterds and seeing as Strange has had a spike in popularity recently mostly due to the Arkham City games, and he has yet to be in a Batman film, i'm assuming there's a good chance he'll be in a Batman reboot, and who better to play him than Christoph Waltz?
Aaron Paul as Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot
Paul, mostly known for his role in the hit series Breaking Bad could be great in the role of Deadshot.
Well, that's it! What'd you think? No hate comments please. Also, if you get time, please check out some of my other fancasts, including my MCU!
MCU: Black Panther
MCU: Moon Knight
MCU: Black Panther 2
MCU: The Warriors
MCU: Daredevil II: The Man Without Fear
MCU: Moon Knight II: Vengeance of the Moon Knight
MCU: Ghost Rider
MCU: The Knights
Not in my MCU
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Spider-Man: The 1st Trilogy Fancast
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