FAN CAST: Batman

A fan cast for Batman based in a DC Film Universe...

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By Kaboom - 8/8/2010
I really have to admit that I love the idea of taking different superhero franchises and crossing them over just like what Marvel is currently doing with there films. I am going to start showing off my own ideal (at least for now) cast for a Batman movie set to help make the groundway for an eventual Justice League film, and beyond.

DIRECTOR:

DAVID FINCHER (Fight Club, Se7en, Zodiac): David Fincher for me is ideal for Batman because of his directing credits. Fight Club, Se7en and Zodiac are all dark and feel exactly like the vein I would expect this Batman film to be in. Fincher just has the great qualities needed for Batman.


WES BENTLEY (The Last Word, The Four Feathers, P2) as BRUCE WAYNE/BATMAN: Figuring out a great actor to play Bruce Wayne took me a while, it really was daunting to cast the right actor for it. Fortunately, I would say Wes Bentley is a great Bruce Wayne/Batman. He is a tremendous actor and has a dark and cold look in his face that screams Batman to me. Wes also could not be considered a millionaire playboy.


ALICIA WITT (Vanilla Sky, 88 Minutes, Two Weeks Notice) as VICKI VALE: I thought that Witt could play a serious reporter and also have a soft side.


ANDY SERKIS (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Inkheart, The Prestige) as DR. JONATHAN CRANE/THE SCARECROW: Andy Serkis is a phenomenal actor that has serious chops to play the crazy Scarecrow. His looks also could suit the bill and I am hopeful that this casting choice is taken with ease among you guys...


CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Inglourious Basterds, The Green Hornet, Fire and Sword) as COMMISSIONER JIM GORDON: I was hoping to find an actor that could be both suitable as Gordon and also a fresh, original choice. Waltz is an incredible actor and really grew a massive fanbase from Inglourious Basterds, and ever since has rocketed to fame. I have no doubt that Waltz would own Gordon and he could make it a memorable performance.


IAN McSHANE (Death Race, We Are Marshall, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as DR. HUGO STRANGE: Hugo Strange is a very dark character that would require an actor with intensity, the ability to come off as creepy and just being an incredible actor. McShane has those respects to him.


MARK WAHLBERG (The Departed, Planet of the Apes, Four Brothers) as HARVEY DENT: Wahlberg is a great actor and in the role of Harvey Dent I am sure he could be successful in the role.


JOHN CLEESE (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Die Another Day, Rat Race) as ALFRED PENNYWORTH: John Cleese has the look of Alfred better then most actors and I can just imagine him in the role flawlessly.


DOMINIC WEST (300, Hannibal Rising, Punisher: War Zone) as SALVATORE MARONI: The crime war in the film is very basic with just Maroni as a crime boss. In later sequels, the crime war will become larger.


LAURENCE FISHBURNE (21, The Matrix Trilogy, Predators) as LUCIUS FOX: I dont see how this would be a bad choice, it is undoubetly fine for Fishburne to play Lucius Fox.
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LucasMend - 8/8/2010, 5:46 PM
Rebooting Batman is bad WB would continue with Nolan´s Batman but with different director
But if they reboot lets talk about your cast choice.
Wes as Bruce idk, his movies that I watched(P2 and Ghost Rider) he sucked a lotin acting, and hm he doesnt looks good to be Bruce or Batman. Director: David Fincher, simple perfect I love Se7en and Fight Club and he is awesome in that kind of movies, ALICIA WITT as VICKI VALE: You know would be interessing she as a romantic interest and also trying to find out about Batman. Hm finally Waltz as a good guy! lol perfect because he is a great actor and would go very well as Gordon. MARK WAHLBERG as Harvey is simple perfect he seems like would do a great job. Cleese haha is a great actor and would be perfect as Alfred would bring the funny Alfred, something that Caine havent really brought as Alfred.
LucasMend - 8/8/2010, 5:53 PM
@Kaboom absolutely =)
LucasMend - 8/8/2010, 6:31 PM
@Kaboom yeah I´m lucaxmen3 part of The Avengers team
Well we are currently thinking what the hell to do in part 3, we will prolly wait the official avengers movie and spidey reboot (only to action scenes), but lets see what wait for us in 2 years
TheSoulEater - 8/8/2010, 7:10 PM
Waltz as Gordon was perhaps one of the most brilliant original ideas i've seen in very long
Creature - 8/8/2010, 7:20 PM
This is an excellent fan cast. I was thinking who could direct the possible reboot, and thought David Fincher. He seems like he could get Bats and direct him well. Not sure about most of the cast, Serkis would own a creepy Scarecrow though. :) Well done Kaboom.
joekerr93 - 8/8/2010, 8:29 PM
wow, some amazing, original picks. but i dont think u need a complete reboot to use them.
wahlberg could play any number of batman villains, i would rather see him as deadshot. very nice job mate
EyeofHorus - 8/8/2010, 8:37 PM
Very good casting choices. John Cleese is my personal choice as Alfred as well. Don't call it a reboot since some folks tend to freak out about rebooting good comic current franchises, just call it your own personal Batman casting. Thumbs Up.
LEEE777 - 8/9/2010, 1:07 AM
Lmao ' KABOOM @ NOLAN doesn't have sole rights to BATMAN, BATMAN lives in the DC universe no matter how you look at it and WB/DC will do want they want an will. Dead set agains't stupid HOLLYWOOD an REBOOTS! : P

Overal tho, gr8 casting, don't know your BATS but I'm all for unknown's (if they can act) for any recast!

CLEESE seen b4, but its one of them luv it or h8 it jobs, all I'd see is BAZIL FAWLTY from FAWTLY TOWERS, just would lol.

No to WALLBERG dude, that guy ain't too good, an we never need LUCIUS FOX ever again especially recast.

Rest I luv, gr8 work dude!
InTylerWeTrust - 8/9/2010, 1:12 AM
Tom Hardy would be an amazing Batman if/when they recast Batman. IMO :)

Cool cast though, love Serkis as Scarecrow.
DDD - 8/9/2010, 1:47 AM
Pretty good fancast!

Don't think Wes Bentley is up to par for
portraying Batman tho'. He was weak in
Ghost Rider.

And, to me, Wahlberg doesn't fit as Harvey
Dent.

But the other cast members are great!
John Cleese as as Alfred is perfect!

All around good job!
Vafrous - 8/9/2010, 9:20 AM
Brilliant and original...Wahlberg/Clive Owen/Ian Somerhalder are my BATMAN picks...
SuperManFan01 - 8/9/2010, 10:05 AM
Anyone else think that Bentley looks a little like Michael Keaton?
axelbratoski - 8/26/2010, 10:15 AM
@SupermanFan Maybe something hin his eyes...

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