My fancast for Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns

My fancast for Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns

For my next fancast I am casting Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. I tried to continue using some original picks. Hope you guys enjoy.

Here are my picks for TDKR

Batman/Mickey Rourke

I haven’t seen this choice anywhere, but I think that he is perfect for Frank Miller’s version of Batman. Rourke definitely has the look and acting ability to pull off an aging Dark Knight, if you need a reference point check out his performance in The Wrestler. Also, he is no stranger to Frank Miller, I thought he was perfect as Marv in Sin City. I think both of these roles prove he is the right man for the role.

Alfred Pennyworth/Pete Postlethwaite

You might know Postlethwaite from The Town and Inception, but he is in some other good films as well and I think he is perfect to portray Ole Pennyworth in his final days. I also considered John Hurt and Michael Gambon, but tried to use an original pick. Great actor for a great role.

Carrie Kelly/Chloë Grace Moretz

I chose Moretz because of her role in Kick-Ass. She played a fairly similar to Carrie Kelly and was very good in the movie. Now, that she is a little older and more experienced with a role in Tim Burton’s upcoming Dark Shadows I think she is more than able to step up and take on this

James Gordon/Sam Elliot

I love Sam Elliot and think he is perfect to portray James Gordon. Not only does he have the look, but is a total badass in every role he is in.

Two Face/Clancy Brown

The Kurgan! Now, I know like this seems like a very odd choice for Harvey Dent, but you have to remember I have Mickey Rourke as Batman. This was a hard cast for me, but I tried to find someone who could portray Dent in contrast to Rourke as Batman, and I think Brown is a very versatile actor who could do a great job of Harvey Dent in Frank Miller’s universe. I considered Alec Baldwin, but ultimately chose Brown.

The Joker/Michael Shannon

This is the same pick I used in my Batman Beyond fancast, but I just love Shannon as the Joker so im going to use him again.

The Mutant Leader/Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The Rock has started proving himself as an actor, and I think a role like this would really give him the opportunity to show that he has become a serious actor. I can just picture him giving some of the Mutant leader’s awesome monologues. I’m surprised he hasn’t been cast as a villain more often, because I think he would be a great bad guy. “Gotham City belongs to the Mutants!”

Dr. Bartholomew Wolper/Tony Shalhoub

I just think Shalhoub looks like Wolper, and is a good actor. He can definitely pull of an over-sensitive doctor, just check him out on Monk.

Ellen Yindel/Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields is around the right, and personally I just think she is really hot. She is also a good actress, who would do great as Yindel.

Green Arrow/Tom Selleck

I think Tom Selleck would make a great Oliver Queen. Not only does he look the part, but also has the right chops to play the emerald archer.

Selina Kyle/Jessica Lange

Some of you might think she is too old, but she is only two years older than Mickey Rourke. She is incredible on American Horror Story and would be great as Selina Kyle. For those of you who haven’t checked out American Horror Story, I suggest you do so ASAP.


Superman/Jon Hamm

I know this pick is used to death, but I can’t resist he is just too perfect as the Kingdom Come or TDKR Superman. If I were casting a Justice League movie, or a Superman reboot I probably would go with a younger, maybe lesser known actor, but for TDKR we need a little older Superman and that is none other than Jon Hamm.

Hope you guys liked this cast, ill be back soon with another cast.
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superherofan21 - 3/31/2012, 12:36 AM
Very nice picks. I especially like Chloe Mortez as Carrie Kelly. She can easily pull off a superhero's sidekick (as she did before in Kick-Ass, although maybe she'd have to be more serious for DKR). I feel that Rourke would be a decent enough pick for Batman, but I don't think there's any serious chance of him actually portraying another comic book character after Whiplash in IM2. Sam Elliot as Gordon is genius and Michael Shannon would make a good Joker, but, then again, probably wouldn't play him after doing Zod in next year's Man of Steel. I don't think Jon Hamm is too old to play Superman in a film set earlier in the DC timeline, and, in fact, I think he'd do very well in that. Overall, it was a good cast that you chose and if they made a film with these picks (which they probably won't even make a film based on it), it'd be great.
scmittydude - 3/31/2012, 12:58 AM
One of your actors is DEAD
123Avengers123 - 3/31/2012, 1:09 AM
Mr. Pete Potelthwaite is dead.
RunDTC - 3/31/2012, 6:26 AM
Postlethwaite died, buddy.
themayer88 - 3/31/2012, 6:37 AM
Jsur because they look like the person in the comic, that dosent necessarily mean they would be a good choice for the role.
themayer88 - 3/31/2012, 6:37 AM
AxlKomix - 3/31/2012, 7:01 AM
Switch Rourke and Selleck and it's dynamite (apart from the dead guy).
TonyChu - 3/31/2012, 8:51 AM
Yeah I was about to say the same thing Potelthwaite is dead.
SHHH - 3/31/2012, 1:01 PM
Good Picks...
TheSoulEater - 3/31/2012, 1:02 PM
I love it!

Only Pete...:'(
antonio - 3/31/2012, 6:12 PM
Pete died....SMH.
Tankpjh - 4/1/2012, 1:11 AM
I like Rourke as an actor but not as the Bat and as eveyone is saying Pete Postlethwaite passed away awile back.

the rest of the cast are spot on well done.
nowtheresaBATman - 4/1/2012, 9:46 AM
haha & I liked ol'Pete as Alfred too...he's still better than most of the living actor's cast as Alfred on these Bat-casts. AWESOME original pick too bad it was doomed.

SuperDude001 - 4/1/2012, 12:56 PM
I haven't read the Dark Knight Returns but this all seems fantastic (apart from Postlethwaite who would be nice apart from that little factor that others have mentioned, being he is dead).
Still uh well done, but I suggest more research next time :)
airrun2000 - 4/2/2012, 4:21 AM
Nice Casting, lets get this one done.
AUSSYACE - 4/11/2012, 11:29 PM
Rourke is the only miscast one here...

There are a ton of actors who would fit the role of an older Batman so much better...
dracula - 4/14/2012, 1:44 AM
if i made this movie and had creative control of the characters in it my cast would be
Michael Keaton as Batman
Dean Cain as Superman
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
Jack Nicholson as Joker
Gene Hackman as Lex Luther
Helen Slater as Supergirl
Chris O'Donnel as Robin
Alica Silverstone as Batgirl
Jeep Swenson as Bane
Danny Devito as Pengwin
Jim Carry as Riddler
Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane
Shaquille O'Neal as Steel
Jackson Bostwik as Captain Marvel
John Wesley Shipp as Flash
Annette O'Toole as Lana Lang
Kim Basinger as Vicky Vale
Pat Hingle as Gorden
Michael Gough as Alfred
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr.Freeze
Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy

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