FAN-ticising: Streets of Gotham

FAN-ticising: Streets of Gotham

Fancast for a Batman live action Tv Series

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By ndwwrestler2 - 10/28/2011
Out of all the comic book characters, Batman is by far my favorite character. If I was choose between DC and Marvel, I would choose Marvel. But my favorite character would be Batman even though he is not a Marvel character.

It's been a while since there has been a show about Batman, and please do not bring up Batman: Brave and the Bold. That show is so bad that if I were to call it crap, it would be an insult to anything that is crap.

I have been thinking that there should be a live action TV series about Batman, we've had a Superman TV series and that lasted ten seasons. The freaking Sopranos didn't even last that long!

I would like to see a live action Batman TV series that brings out more of the detective in Batman more than brute with brains. I still want to see the same Batman that could take on 20 guys at a time without even breaking a sweat, but in the comics, Batman is known as the world's greatest detective and some of us forget that, because he is breaking the bad guys bones.

We can still have the same Batman that can kick the crap out of people, but mostly the series should be about Batman as a detective, solving crimes, mostly the weird and violent ones.






Armie Hammer as Batman

He's not the biggest name in Hollywood, and seeing how it would be a TV series, a big name wouldn't do. He is a up and coming actor and his status will rise even higher after J.Edgar hits theaters. He is tall and built enough to be Batman, and if you've seen Social Network, you know he can act.



John Hurt as Alfred

I would have chose Ian Mckellen but he didn't seem Alfred enough to be Alfred.





Paul Bettany as the Joker

He is a good actor, good enough for the role. He was interested in the role of the Joker in the Dark Knight, he of course didn't get it. I saw some pictures of him as the Joker and he looks creepy in a way like the Joker in the animated series did.




Michael C Hall as Scarecrow

We all know he can play the crazy role, and we all know Scarecrow is crazy, so I don't see why not.




Timothy Olyphant as Mr. Freeze

We've only seen Mr.Freeze once in a Live Action movie, and the way the role of Mr. Freeze was played, it was like watching a parody, except it wasn't even remotely funny. I think Olyphant can play a cold blooded Mr. Freeze.




James McAvoy as The Riddler

Riddler is a cunning enemy of Batman, and he needs somebody that could give the Riddler the same kind of Smart/Sneaky feel. I'm not real good with explaining things, so forgive me, if that didn't make sense to you. McAvoy is a really good actor, and he could play the Riddler with some charisma.




Seridna Swan as Catwoman

I really like her. She has the flirty Catwoman thing about her that I like about her. Me picking her could be because of some sick fantasy I have, but I like to think I picked her because she fits the role.





Kevin Grevioux as Killer Croc

The picture is worth a thousand words, and I don't think I need to add anymore.




Tony Shalhoub as the Ventriloquist

I already know this isn't going to be a popular choice with you guys. But what I've seen when he playing as Monk, he would be great an the Ventriloquist.





Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon

There is nobody else I could think of. Bryan Cranston is doing Breaking Bad, so I don't think it would work out.




Alexandra Daddario as Taila Al Ghal

I have no explanation to be honest with you, if you can think of somebody better, please tell me.




Daniel Day Lewis as Ra's Al Ghul

I saw him somebody else's cast and I agree with them.
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MaddMonkk - 10/28/2011, 5:04 PM
I like it. The only thing that bothers me is most of these guys are big movie stars. I don't look at these things to be 100 percent accurate but some of these guys on here do. When I play around with these I try to keep movie stars seperate from TV stars just to feel "real" whatever that means, but this is really impressive, I could see this as a trilogy of movies.
Very Cool.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/28/2011, 5:21 PM
@MaddMonkk The way I look at the movie or TV stars are there are The high level (Dicrapio, Will Smith, Ben Affleck) The Mid Level, which are some of these guys, and the low level ( which are movie stars that really haven't shined yet.
Lewis25 - 10/28/2011, 6:30 PM
I agree with MaddMonkk. most of these guys are probably too big to be on tv. I would go with Scott Porter as Bruce Wayne.
I think your alfred would work on tv and maybe Bettany as Joker.
Michael C Hall has his own show and so does Olyphant.
I would cast Zachary Quinto as Scarecrow.
Ed Harris as Mr Freeze.
Jared Leto or David Anders as Riddler.
Serinda Swan works as Catwoman.
Killer Croc is great.
Ted Lavine as Gordon.
Talia is good. I would cast Oded Fehr as Ra's.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/28/2011, 7:49 PM
@Lewis25 But see, here is the thing, I'm not talking about them appearing on every episode, I'm talking about them appearing 2 or 3 times and that's it. Every other episode should be about Batman investigating weird murder or a robbery, and Batman has other villains as well that could appear in later episodes.
RunDTC - 10/28/2011, 9:21 PM
some good picks, except for Hammer, that's an awful pick, but I agree. actors like DDL, Bettany, Olyphant, and McAvoy probably wouldn't do a tv show.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/28/2011, 9:36 PM
@RunDTC I thought it was good pick, who would you have picked?

You never know, If you give the Actors enough money, they might do 2 or 3 episodes.
RunDTC - 10/28/2011, 11:05 PM
for 2 or 3 episodes yeah.

idk. Karl Urban wouldn't be bad but if you were thinking younger....idk. Hammer has just never struck me as the Batman type.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/29/2011, 12:13 AM
With these villains 2 or 3 episodes is all you need, there are also other Batman enemies that they need introduce in live action series, someone like Wrath or Hush.

Karl Urban? One of the reasons I chose Hammer was because I believe that you would be more likely to get him to be in a television series. I don't think Urban would go for that.

Hammer is 25, Urban is 39. If wanted the show to last maybe as long as Smallville, I would much rather have a younger up and coming actor.

Personally I think he would be a good Batman, he is a good enough actor, and he is built physically enough for the role.
123Avengers123 - 10/29/2011, 12:30 AM
One of the best Batman cast.
123Avengers123 - 10/29/2011, 12:42 AM
Great Croc idea.
ndwwrestler2 - 10/29/2011, 12:23 PM
@123Avengers123 Yeah, I saw that he was a popular choice for Killer Croc on this site, and he sort of looks the part.
AC1 - 10/30/2011, 1:29 AM
recast Gordon and Ra's, theres no way Oldman or DDL would ever be in a long running TV series now. Breaking Bad is ending soon anyway isnt it? So Cranston could be part of this.
No idea who could play Ra's...

If you're introducing Hush as well, you could always have Armie Hammer play him as well, in a similar (but much better acted) way to how Tom Welling played Bizarro in Smallville, since Tommy Elliot/Hush has surgery to look like Bruce Wayne, and is practically identical to him.
AC1 - 10/30/2011, 1:30 AM
apart from that, very good job, if it's done well (ie better than Smallville) I'd definitely watch this!
ndwwrestler2 - 10/30/2011, 9:25 AM
@ACira I don't know, Gary Oldman might do it , if he really loves to play the part of Gordan. I forgot it was ending soon, I don't know if Cranston would be willing to star in three TV series, he might though.

When i was thinking about these villains, I was trying to get small names, and then I thought since these guys aren't going to be in more than 2 or 3 episodes, I might as well cast some good actors to play their roles.

I would have casted bigger name actors then this, but if it's a TV series, I think these mid-level guys would work.

Armie Hammer as Hush? I thought about that and I agree that would work, I can't think of anybody else.

I'm glad you would watch it, with a fanbase as big as Batman, it deserves to have a Batman Live action series, especially since Superman got one.
AutobotCommander84 - 10/31/2011, 10:21 AM
Well thank god someone agrees with me about THe Brave an the Bold. WHY THE [frick] WONT WB AND DC BRING BACK THE BATMAN?
ndwwrestler2 - 10/31/2011, 7:55 PM
@AutobotCommander84

I watched one episode for 5 minutes, and I could not take it. I understand that they want to make a show that's kid friendly, but I doubt if kids actually like that show.

I wish they could somehow bring something similar to Batman of the 90's because that was one of the greatest television series of all time.

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