A British DC Universe: Batman

A British DC Universe: Batman

A look at what Gotham might look like through British eyes...

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By Ben Golding - 8/17/2011
Imagine, a drizzly day in London, the rain pouring down in endless torrents of deluded misery. A major british television company , be it ITV, BBC or Channel 4, are in a financial slump and are in need of major cash cow show to get the up and running again. So the idea comes to them,.. why not re-invent the DC universe in their own British image? This article will hopefully help you to see what that might look like...

Heroes, Heroines and Allies:

Richard Armitage (Spooks, Robin Hood) as Batman/Bruce Wayne

Tommy Knight (The Sarah Jane Adventures) as Robin/Tim Drake

Ben Barnes (The Chronicle of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Dorian Gray) as Nightwing/Dick Grayson

Karen Gillian (Doctor Who) as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon

Jeremy Irons (Eragon, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Casanova) as Alfred Pennyworth

Danny John Jules (Red Dwarf, Blade 2) as Lucius Fox

David Thewlis (Harry Potter Series, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) as Lt. James Gordon

Freema Agyenan (Doctor Who, Little Dorrit) as Renee Montoya

Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter Series, Oceans Twelve) as Harvey Bullock

Bradley James (Merlin) as Green Arrow/Oliver Queen

Rosie Huntington-Whitely (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon) as Black Canary/Dinah Lance

Villains, Rogues and Mob Bosses:

Julian Bleach (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, M.I. High) as The Joker

Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary Of A Call Girl) as Harley Quinn

David Suchet (Poirot) as The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot

Ralph Fiennes (The Harry Potter Series, Clash Of The Titans) as Mr Freeze/Victor Fries

Daniel Craig (James Bond, Cowboys & Aliens) as Harvey Dent/Two Face

Kate Beckinsale (Underworld Trilogy, Click) as Catwoman/Selina Kyle

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Starter For 10) as The Riddler/Edward Nigma

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Fright Night) as The Scarecrow/Jonathan Crane

Andy Whitfield (Spartacus: Blood And Sand) as Bane

Lily Cole (The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnasus) as Poison Ivy/Pamela Isley

Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises, Warrior) as Killer Croc

Paul Bettany (Firewall, Inkheart, Legion, Priest) as Black Mask/Roman Sionis

Liam Neeson (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins) as Ra's Al Ghul

Keira Knightley (Pirates Of The Carribean, Atonement) as Talia Al Ghul

Colin Farrell (Daredevil, Miami Vice, The Way Back) as Victor Zsasz

Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter Series, Braveheart, The Guard) as The Mad Hatter/Jarvis Tetch

Phil Davis (Sherlock) as The Ventriloquist/Arnold Wesker

Jake Wood (Eastenders) as the voice of Scarface

Andy Serkis (Lord Of The Rings, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) as Clayface/Matthew Hagen

Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, Mamma Mia) as Sal Maroni

Anthony Head (Merlin, Doctor Who, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as Carmine Falcone

Ian McKellen (Lord Of The Rings, X-Men) as Hugo Strange

Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) as Joe Chill

Thanks for looking guys! Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
BobGarlen - 8/17/2011, 6:38 AM
should've put Hardy as Bane just for fun but love the choices for the rogues.
GoldenMan - 8/17/2011, 7:09 AM
Cheers mate :)
Theomenus - 8/17/2011, 8:00 AM
Colin Farell and Pierce Brosnon are IRISH!!! not British. Otherwise, great cast.
123Avengers123 - 8/17/2011, 8:23 AM
All choices are good!Great Job!
Theomenus - 8/17/2011, 8:23 AM
Brendan Gleeson too :)
123Avengers123 - 8/17/2011, 8:24 AM
This have to be tv live action series.
jjmeylar - 8/17/2011, 8:41 AM
Great cast!
GoldenMan - 8/17/2011, 9:42 AM
Cheers guys, i really wasn't expecting such a great reaction for my first fan cast! As for the Irish guys, well, even though they're not technically British I'm sure they'd fit right in in this little universe :)

P.S Flash and Superman soon to follow!
Highways - 8/17/2011, 1:19 PM
I really like this although I think Green Arrow should have an older rugged look.
JackDexx - 8/17/2011, 1:20 PM
Good God, that richard guy reminds me so much of drake

RunDTC - 8/17/2011, 1:49 PM
1) glad this isn't happening

2) while you have several good picks, you also have a few awful picks, mainly Barnes, Bettany, and McKellen
JackDexx - 8/17/2011, 2:22 PM
his are better then nolan's
ABMJR - 8/17/2011, 3:03 PM
Good Cast.

Mrflibbleisverycross - 8/17/2011, 3:09 PM
very similar to my fancast!
Mrflibbleisverycross - 8/17/2011, 3:10 PM
I think Rita Simons would be a much better Harley Quinn than Billie Piper.
Mrflibbleisverycross - 8/17/2011, 3:13 PM
check my fan cast out and you will find that it is pretty similar to yours
Mrflibbleisverycross - 8/17/2011, 3:13 PM
SigmaCenturion - 8/17/2011, 7:32 PM
the actress for poison ivy needs to get her eyes checked
CaptainDC - 8/18/2011, 9:27 AM
GREAT job man, defiantly one of the best I've seen in a while. Job well done (y)
SuperMenacesun - 8/18/2011, 12:11 PM

Irish people count as British.
MrBlueSky - 8/19/2011, 7:39 AM
I really like this, man, espeacially your Batman, Riddler, and Scarecrow picks. Good job!!
spidey1994 - 8/24/2011, 12:31 PM
Impressive cast man, I especially like Karen Gillan, mainly because she's hot and my wife lol.
Theomenus - 8/24/2011, 8:29 PM
lol I hope your tryin to wind me up 'cause I'm from Ireland, and we are certainly not British (not that there's anything wrong with that) :D

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