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 TheSonOfKrypton - 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!
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BobGarlen - 8/17/2011, 6:38 AM
should've put Hardy as Bane just for fun but love the choices for the rogues.
TheSonOfKrypton - 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!
TheSonOfKrypton - 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!
gasmasquerade - 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
http://comicbookmovie.com/fan_fic/news/?a=44395
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
@Theomenus

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
@SuperMenacesun
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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