Gamma022 - Batman Fan Cast

My very first fan cast.
Which will be The Dark Knight..

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By Gamma022 - 3/2/2012
This my first fan cast so constructive criticism would be great :)


Batman (Bruce Wayne) - Sam Witwer


About: Batman is the superhero protector of Gotham City, a man dressed like a bat who fights against evil and strikes terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere. In his secret identity he is Bruce Wayne, billionaire industrialist and notorious playboy. Although he has no superhuman powers, he is one of the world's smartest men and greatest fighters. His physical prowess and technical ingenuity make him an incredibly dangerous opponent. He is also a founding member of the Justice League and the Outsiders.

Notable Roles: Starkiller (Force Unleashed 1 & 2),David Bloome/Doomsday (Smallville) and Ian Daniel "Aidan" McCollin (Being Human)

Riddler (Edward Nigma) - Andrew Scott


About: Edward Nashton was born into a broken home, his mother was absent and his father was abusive. When Edward was a young boy, he became excited at the idea of winning a puzzle contest at school. To increase his likelihood of winning, Edward sneaked into school during the night and practiced the puzzle until he could solve it with ease. He ended up winning, and was awarded a riddle book as a prize. Since that time, he has mastered puzzles, mind games, and riddles. Edward was profoundly intelligent, and would pass tests with apparent ease, something his father, out of jealousy, couldn't or wouldn't believe, and therefore attributed his success to cheating (supposedly catching him once) and beat on him repeatedly to keep him 'out of trouble,' or to stop him from lying. Out of the abuse Edward developed a compulsion he has became known for, he constantly endeavors to tell the truth to prove his innocence. This is where his obsession with riddles comes from. Unfortunately the abuse is also a main factor that drove him mad and to a life of crime

Notable Roles: Jim Moriaty (Sherlock) and Tommy McGann (Dead Bodies)

Alfred Pennyworth - Terence Stamp


About: Alfred has been the Wayne Family butler all of Bruce's life, and he helped his master establish his superhero career from the beginning. Alfred was hired away from the British Royal Family by Bruce's parents, and virtually raised him after their murder.

Notable Roles: General Zod (Superman 2), Jor-El (Smallville) and Bernadette (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)

Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane) - Harry Lloyd


About: Scarecrow is a brilliant psychologist turned super-villain who fights Batman in Gotham City, specializing in techniques and chemicals that manipulate fear. Jonathan Crane was originally a well-respected professor, although he lost credibility when he obsessively took his experiments too far and descended into madness.

Notable Roles: Will Scarlett (Robin Hood), Jeremy Baines/Son of Mine (Doctor Who), Viserys Targaryen (Game of Thrones) and Young Denis Thatcher (The Iron Lady)

James Gordon - Mark Harmon


About: James Gordon is a member of the Gotham City Police Department, and one of Batman's greatest allies. He is a controversial political figure in Gotham City because of his willingness to work alongside a vigilante, but he is one of the most honest cops on the force, often struggling against corruption from within. He frequently works outside the law when necessary, although he maintains a strict unbreakable moral code. He has made it clear many times that he only tolerates Batman because they follow the same code, and if he ever crossed the line Gordon would not hesitate to bring him down. They share many rooftop meetings on top of Gotham City Police Headquarters going over cases, with Gordon supplying information to the dark knight.

Notable Roles:Robert Dunlap (Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years), Ted Bundy (The Deliberate Stranger) and Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)

Harvey Dent(Not Two-Face yet) - Clive Owen


About: Two-Face is a super-villain obsessed with duality and the number "two," who fights Batman on a regular basis. His psychosis leads him to believe that there is no objective morality, and everything is rufled by chance; he carries a scarred double-sided coin to make all of his decisions, determining whether his actions will be good or evil. This makes him highly unpredictable as a criminal mastermind. In his civilian identity he was Harvey Dent, Gotham City's district attorney until mobster Sal Maroni ruined half of his face with a bottle of acid during trial.

Notable Roles: Larry (Closer), Dwight McCarthy (Sin City) and Dalton Russell (Inside Man)

Jack Ryder - Casey Affleck


About: Jack Ryder is an outspoken television newscaster and reporter for a Gotham City TV station. As Ryder, he is the anchorman of a show in which he deliberately antagonizes his guests in order to raise attention on hot topics, like stem cell research and medical nanotech.

Notable Roles: Virgil Malloy (Ocean's Eleven), Robert Ford (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and Charlie Gibbs (Tower Heist)

Vicki Vale - Rachael Taylor


About: Vicki Vale is a reporter for the Gotham Gazette and a love interest of Bruce Wayne. Her irregular relationship with Bruce leaves her unaware of his identity as Batman, although she has speculated that they are the same person.

Notable Roles: Maggie Madsen (Transformers), Lucy Fields (Grey's Anatomy) and Abigail Sampson (Charlie's Angels)

Gillian B. Loeb - Paul Guilfoyle


About: Gillian Loeb was Commissioner of the GCPD when James Gordon and the Batman first arrived in Gotham City. He was thoroughly corrupt and found Gordon's honesty troubling for his operations. Initially, Loeb did not have any real problems with Batman, believing him to be a simple street vigilante.

Notable Roles: Jim Brass (CSI) and Travis Morgan/Warlord (Justice League Unlimited)

CAMEO: Deathstroke - Sean Bean


About: Imbued with enhanced physical powers by secret army experiments attempting to create metahuman supersoldiers for the U.S. military, Deathstroke became a mercenary soon after the experiment when he defied orders and rescued his friend Wintergreen, who had been sent on a suicide mission by a commanding officer with a grudge.[1] However, he kept this career secret from his family, even though his wife was an expert military combat instructor—indeed, she had been responsible for a significant portion of his early training—until a criminal named the Jackal took his younger son, Joseph, hostage to force Slade to divulge the name of a client who had hired him as an assassin. Slade refused to do so, claiming that it was against his personal honor code, and attacked and killed the kidnappers at the rendezvous. Unfortunately, Joseph's throat was slashed by one of the criminals before Slade could prevent it, destroying his vocal cords and rendering him mute.
After taking Joseph to the hospital, Slade's wife, Adeline, enraged at his endangerment of her son, tried to kill Slade by shooting him, but only managed to destroy his right eye. Afterward, his confidence in his physical abilities was such that he made no secret of his impaired vision, marked by his mask which has a black, featureless half covering his lost eye. Without his mask, Slade wears an eye-patch

Notable Roles: Boromir (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones), Odysseus (Troy) and Alec Trevelyan (GoldenEye)

Ending Involves Harvey Dent prosecuting Sal Maroni who throws a bottle of acid at Harvey setting up for a potential sequel.

I will start getting into info soon.
Thanks for reading :)
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nerdman81 - 3/2/2012, 9:42 PM
You lost me at Alan Alda.
Gamma022 - 3/2/2012, 9:45 PM
care to elaborate?
nerdman81 - 3/2/2012, 10:10 PM
yeah sorry lol If you've ever heard him try to do an accent, it's not good. He's not a very versatile actor, plus he would tower over Chris Pine as Batman. All the other casting were good, I just can't see Alan Alda pulling off such a small yet pivotal role! For some constructive criticism, you should add character pics too! Yeah everyone knows what the characters look like, but would like to do side by side comparison with your chosen actor! Also it wouldn't hurt to write a little blurb with each choice explaining WHY you've chosen them for that particular role. A couple of these guys I've never even heard of, and no one wants to have to look someone up to try and figure out why YOU chose them. Hope that helps:)
Gamma022 - 3/2/2012, 10:14 PM
Thanks :) I realised Chris was not a great choice so I changed to Sam Witwer and also added a couple other casts, I will try get the other things you said :)
nerdman81 - 3/2/2012, 11:19 PM
Already lookin better:)
DDD - 3/3/2012, 3:27 AM
Nice try!

You need character pictures with the actor pictures.
That is the correct configuration for a fancast here
on CBM.

The writing is way too skimpy!
Put some effort in the construction of the writing.
You don't have to write an essay on the characters
just put some info in abbreviated form.
The DC DATABASE is a good place for info on the
characters. Just paraphrase, you don't have to write
a book!
lol

The only one that's way off here is ALAN ALDA.
ALFRED PENNYWORTH is BRITISH and a former
British Intelligence agent.
Gamma022 - 3/3/2012, 4:02 AM
Any examples of a good fan cast with correct writing?
Kakarot - 3/3/2012, 10:47 AM
Meh, Sam Witwer is awesome but I'm skeptical of him as Bats... aside from that this isn't bad at all, especially for a first timer!
nowtheresaBATman - 3/3/2012, 3:07 PM
I love your Vicki Vale pick!
Gamma022 - 3/3/2012, 11:05 PM
Kakarot@ I understand what you mean Michael Fassbender came to my head but its been overused.
Other fan favourite like Jon Hamm and Jim Caviezel are too old for Batman.

nowtheresaBATman@ Thanks :)
DDD - 3/5/2012, 6:30 AM
GAMMA@ go back and look at MRBLUESKY@'S
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL casting, further
back, on page 2.

That's quite a perfect fancast to follow as
an example.

You added to the writing here, that's good.

Now there needs to be some character pictures
along side or above the actor pictures.

I should have said, "GOOD EFFORT", not "NICE TRY",
at your first fancast! Sorry! Poor choice of words.

You can put the pictures side-by-each in MICROSOFT
PAINT. Plus add a border as well but it's not
necessary.
DDD - 3/5/2012, 6:36 AM
Yeah, HAMM & CAVIEZEL actually are a little too old
for BATMAN, he needs to be in his mid-thirty's.
FASSBENDER is a bit too old for BATMAN as well.

I used your choice once in a BATMAN fancast.
He's a pretty good pick.

Gamma022 - 3/5/2012, 7:57 PM
DDD@ Thanks, I shall add the character pictures :)

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