UPDATE: Batman Trilogy Fancast

UPDATE: Batman Trilogy Fancast

Check out my fancast for a Batman movie trilogy.

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By Azrael725 - 7/21/2013
This my fan-cast for a trilogy of films that would start off with a pseudo origin film and then contiue on. I would also like to state that this is not a reboot, but another set of stories to tell. Batman has so many different incarnations and so many people see him in a different way. I believe Tim Burton told his Batman story and Joel Schumacher told his (wish he hadn't though). Christopher Nolan told his story had put his own touch on a great character. I think we have to look at each set of Bat-films not as reboots, but as just another vision and another set of stories to tell.

The first film would be based on the animated film, Mask of the Phantasm. It would follow the story of Bruce becoming Batman while also falling in love with Andrea Beaumont. The Phantasm character however does not make an appearence until the second film. Batman has been around for 6 months and Bruce is still trying to get the hang of things. Black Mask would serve as the main antagonist as he is a financial competitor of Bruce Wayne and enemy of Batman so this would serve as sort of a duel threat since Bruce disappeared to travel the world. At the end of the film we would get a nod to the arrival of the Joker as a new threat.


Batman/ Bruce Wayne:



Anson Mount





After watching him on Hell On Wheels I think he really has the ability to play the tortured Batman we all love.


Andrea Beaumont:



Charlize Theron



This was a tough one but I eventually went with Charlize. She has incredible acting abilities and her and Anson would look great on screen together.


James Gordon:



Bryan Cranston



Do I really need to explain this?

Detective Harvey Bullock:



James Gandolfini



He would be a great foil for Cranston and is a great actor.

UPDATE: This fancast was made before Gandolfini died and so my second choice now will be:

Ray Winstone



Alfred Pennyworth:



Sir Anthony Hopkins



Hopkins was Christopher Nolan's first choice to play the famous butler before going with Michael Caine. He is an amazing actor and could play the part of Bruce's father figure perfectly.

Lucius Fox:



Laurence Fishburne



Laurence has a great on-screen presence and could be a great replacement for Morgan Freeman.


Roman Sionis/ Black Mask:



Guy Pearce



Pearce has this kind of creepiness to him that would be perfect to play a guy obsessed with masks.


The Joker:





Tom Hiddleston



To be honest, I really could not come up with anyone who I thought was a dead ringer. Tom plays Loki to a "T" and I would like to see his version of The Clown Prince of Crime. His part in this film would be small, however. One of those, "Hey, was that who I think it was?"


The second film would take place a couple years later. Bruce has definitely succumbed to his new persona of Batman. The Phantasm finally makes it's appearence in this film. The film takes place when the city is getting ready for Christmas. The world is now established and Batman and the Joker have been going at it for awhile now. In this film we finally get to see Bruce use his detective skills to track down The Phantasm. It finally brings Bruce and Andrea's story to an emotional end. towards the end of the film Batman asks Gordon if they found any bodies in the wreckage and he replies no, barely hinting that the Joker somehow escaped.

The cast from the first film would stay the same, minus Pearce. Tom finally gets to show off his Joker.


The third film would take place a few more years after the events of the second film. Bruce is a little older now and hasn't been the same since he lost Andrea a second time. He still goes out every night, but is still haunted and has become reclusive and has started to drink a little bit. This film would follow the Knightfall story arc, and yes that does mean Bane. Bane deduces Batman's identity and after Bruce gets sick from drinking and not getting any sleep, Bane makes his move and attacks Batman in the Batcave. He breaks and tells Bruce that he will watch his city burn (yes it kinds copies Nolan, but just go with me here). Jean Paul Valley is a friend of Bruce's from his college days and is suffering from PTSD from his time serving in the military. He finds out about Bruce's secret after he follows Alfred into the Batcave after Bane's attack on Bruce. Jean Paul takes up the mantle while Bruce travels away from Gotham to get help from a man he heard rumors of in his travels, Ra's al Ghul. Jean Paul eventually kills Bane as he starts to go insane. Bruce trains with Ra's and after months of healing he goes back to Gotham to stop Jean Paul from killing any more people and soiling the mantle of Batman. The two Batmen have a showdown and when Bruce wins he tells Jean Paul that there is only one Batman. Batman contiues to watch over Gotham as it's one and only protector.

Most of the main cast returns, minus Charlize. The Joker makes a cameo a couple times during the course of the story.

Jean Paul Valley:



Jai Courtney



He is relatively unknown, but did a great job on the Spartacus series and you will see him soon in A Good Day to Die Hard alongside Bruce Willis.

Bane:



Manu Bennett



Again, a relatively unkown actor, but he really has the physical appearence and the acting ability to play Bane. He is great in Spartacus.


Ra's al Ghul:



Viggo Mortenson



Viggo would play the part of Batman's mentor/enemy perfectly. He is a great actor that should get more roles than he does.


Well, that's what I got. This is the movie trilogy that I would like to see on film and the actors I would like to see portray such amazing characters. I hope you all enjoyed reading this.

Sound off in the comments below! Thanks!
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FlixMentallo21 - 10/6/2012, 10:17 PM
Aside from the Neeson repeat, not a bad idea for a trilogy. You managed to adapt more elements of Knightfall than The Dark Knight Rises did.

When you have a minute, check out my latest fancast: "The Shadow War of Hawkman": The Animated Movie.
Azrael725 - 10/6/2012, 10:43 PM
@JokerFan: The reason I picked Beaumont is because i actually grew up watching Mask of the Phantasm. It was the first Batman movie I ever saw and after growing up and appreciating film and rewatching it i feel like it is such and underrated and underappreciated Bat-flick. I love the story arc and I really would love to see a live action adaptation.
TheSoulEater - 10/7/2012, 1:02 AM
Cool!!!
789 - 10/7/2012, 5:51 AM
What about Eddie Cahill as Batman?

RaimiSpiderMan - 10/7/2012, 7:45 AM
Good cast, friend! I've always personaly loved Hopkins for Alfred.
Azrael725 - 10/11/2012, 8:27 AM
well underrated was the wrong word lol I really meant underviewed. I feel like it is always the one that people forget about lol it's never talked about you know.
SAT - 10/11/2012, 6:05 PM
That was a GREAT cast! Never seen your Bats pick act, but he looks the part! I love your prejoker or whatever it is pick! He would be great!!
joeguy23 - 10/11/2012, 9:43 PM
I love Mask of the Phantasm.... classic. Your picks all look just like the characters but some are older than others you might want to consider that.
zachman2013 - 10/13/2012, 10:43 PM
No thanks to your batman, but the rest of your cast is superb.
LoudNoises - 10/15/2012, 6:54 PM
Your Batman pick was my favorite part of this cast actually. It's original. You'll always get points for originality with me! Good job.
DropDeadDream - 12/26/2012, 4:27 PM
Whoa! Why hasn't more people cast Tom Hiddleston? I didn't even think of that! Probably because everyone automatically thinks Loki when they see him... but he'd make a great Joker... and in my opinion... an even better Riddler!
ekrolo2 - 7/21/2013, 3:42 PM
Some of these pics are viable but Hopkins cant cause hes with Marvel, same thing with Hiddleston which is unfortunate as hes my first pic for Joker and Mortenson is retired from acting, which is a shame cause he would own as Ras.
Shadow11 - 7/22/2013, 5:36 AM
@Azrael725

As Batman/Bruce Wayne, it isn't like I don't like Anson Mount, I do but I feel like he is too old for the role maybe if he were a few years younger then I would say yes most definitely but I would go with a younger Batman choice here maybe someone like Liam McIntyre or Luke Evans

As Andrea Beaumont, again it isn't like I don't like Charlize Theron, I do but I feel like she is also too old for the role but if she were like a few years younger then I wouldn't have such a problem but as for who should be cast in the role I would go with Rachel McAdams

But for Gordon definitely Bryan Cranston gets my vote

But as for Alfred, I actually like Sir Anthony Hopkins for this, he would definitely own as Alfred that's for sure and whoever said Anthony Hopkins could not be a part of the DC Universe, it is not impossible, a lot of actors have been in more than one comic book universe so you have my vote for Hopkins for Alfred

Laurence Fishburne as Lucius Fox is actually an inspiring pick but there is only one problem, Laurence Fishburne is already in the DC universe playing Perry White in the Superman movies, if he wasn't, then I would say he would be perfect as Lucius Fox, but I would suggest Denzel Washington as Lucius Fox or even Danny Glover as Lucius Fox instead

Guy Pearce as Roman Sionis/Black Mask is actually a very very good pick, I agree with this whole-heartedly out of all your picks here, Pearce would own as Black Mask

As Joker I could see Tom Hiddleston in the role but then again I could also see him as Edward Nygma/Riddler too, but as for Joker who I could see in the role, James Franco most definitely would own as Joker and why I say that? Because James Franco has played psychopaths before and not to mention James Franco he does have comic book movie experience but also he can act too

Jai Courtney is perfect as Jean-Paul Valley, so no argument there

For the role of Bane, I would go with Jason Momoa as Bane

As Ra's al Ghul Viggo Mortensen is perfect, and for whoever said he's retired from acting, he hasn't, in fact he has a movie coming out later on this year so Mortensen definitely gets my vote as Ra's al Ghul

And as for your Harvey Bullock pick, Ray Winstone is actually an original pick, I am surprised no one has even thought of that

Overall great fan cast man, really you did a good job
MBZ1993 - 8/18/2013, 10:45 AM
Perfect cast.100% to Anson Mount as Batman and Tom Hiddleston as Joker

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