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Aragorn September 15 2009 05:35 AM

Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Just as the subject line says -- any actor, any age, from any era, for any role. If you were to put together your dream cast for a Batman movie franchise, who would you choose?

Shamrock Bones September 15 2009 06:56 AM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman - George Clooney
Robin - Jerry Mathers
Batgirl - Lindsay Lohan
Alfred - David Niven
Aunt Harriet - Charlotte Rae
Commisioner Gordon - Powers Boothe

The Joker - Russell Brand
The Penguin - Gert Fröbe
Catwoman - Ava Gardner
The Riddler - Greg Kinnear
Mr. Freeze - Jeremy Irons
The Scarecrow - Ian McKellan
Poison Ivy - Marcia Cross
Harley Quinn - Nicole Sullivan
Zatanna - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Ra's Al Ghul - Vincent Price
Talia - Emmanuelle Vaugier
Bat-Mite - Verne Troyer

JacksonArcher September 15 2009 07:03 AM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
I always thought Alec Baldwin, back in the 80's, would have been an ideal Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Alan Rickman, from any era however maybe the Die Hard timeframe would be best, was always my ideal Alfred Pennyworth.

Gary Oldman IS Gordon to me. I'd be hard pressed to see someone portray him better.

Sydney Poitier as Lucius Fox, from a few decades back.

A young River Phoenix as Dick Grayson/Robin.

Robin Williams, from any era, as The Riddler. Willem Dafoe, from the late 90's, early 00's, as The Joker.

To me Liev Schrieber was always born to play Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

James Gandolfini as Detective Bullock. Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.

Marlon Brando (The Godfather era) as Carmine "The Roman" Falcone.

On second thought, William H. Macy would make a great seasoned Comissioner Gordon.

Shamrock Bones September 15 2009 07:10 AM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Quote:

JacksonArcher wrote: (Post 3398305)
To me Liev Schrieber was always born to play Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

I couldn't figure out who I'd want to see as Two-Face. He'll do.

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On second thought, William H. Macy would make a great seasoned Comissioner Gordon.
Didn't think of him. Good choice. Same with Willem Dafoe as The Joker.

Aragorn September 15 2009 09:34 AM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
I posted my dream cast for The Dark Knight Returns some time ago where I had Chris Noth for Harvey Dent, but I think in his prime he could've done the Harvey Dent/Two Face thing.

Also, Sarah Shahi as Talia.

JacksonArcher September 15 2009 10:03 AM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Chris Noth, in his Law & Order days, would have been a really good Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

Speaking of The Dark Knight Returns, I know Clint Eastwood is always touted as the guy who should play him, but now at 70 (and if and when the graphic novel ever decidedly gets adapted, much older) I think that makes him a tad too old for the part. I always envisioned someone like Robert Redford as a DKR Bruce Wayne/Batman, or someone around that age bracket.

Captaindemotion September 15 2009 01:47 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman - Christian Bale is hard to beat but I wonder what a young Gregory Peck or Burt Lancaster might have done with the role. As an 'Elseworlds', I also can see David Boreanaz having done well if he'd beaten Bale to the part in 2005.

Robin - Edward Furlong, circa 1994 - 95.

Alfred - David Niven (he was linked to the role when a Batman pic was first talked about in the aftermath of Superman The Movie), Peter O'Toole.

The Joker - I'd like to see Chris Eccleston in the role. For a vintage one, what about Conrad Veidt, whose role in The Man Who Laughs inspired the character's look. Jake Busey also looks right for the part and is probably sufficiently crazy, given his parental genes!

The Penguin - Modern day Paul Giamatti, retro Peter Lorre. I know he's not quite the fit for the role, but I think he would have made an interesting creepy Penguin.

Two-Face - James Cagney, Errol Flynn or Ed Norton

Ra's al Ghul - Christopher Lee or Omar Sharif

Talia Al Ghul - Rachel Weisz

Comm Gordon - Another vote for Oldman but a younger Stacy Keach would also have been a good fit for the role.

The Riddler - I still want to see him played by someone smart, creepy and smug, like David Hyde-Pierce, Jeffrey Combs or Christoph Waltz.

Catwoman - Marilyn Monroe, Eliza Dushku.

Lucius Fox - I really like Morgan Freeman in the role, even if his Morgan Freeman shtick is a bit familiar by now.

The Scarecrow - A younger James Cromwell

Batgirl - a younger Dina Meyer (who played the role in Birds of Prey) or Alicia DeWitt.

My dream Batman cast wouldn't feature Mr Freeze or Poison Ivy, so I don't have to cast them!

Christopher September 15 2009 02:23 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
My dream cast is the same cast as the 1960s sitcom (except Burt Ward) playing it as a serious drama. It was a great cast and I would've loved to see what they could do with a serious approach to Batman. Maybe in place of Ward, plug in Jason Marsden, who played Ward in the movie Back to the Batcave and made a much better Robin than Ward did.

Bad Bishop September 15 2009 05:04 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
There are folks here who used to suggest George Eads (CSI) for Batman. Why George Eads? It was all about his square jaw. :rolleyes:

Morfius September 15 2009 06:03 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman - Humphrey Bogart
Robin - Dustin Hoffman
Batgirl - Mellisa Sue Anderson
Alfred - Patrick Troughton
Aunt Harriet - Irene Ryan
Commisioner Gordon - Gregory Peck

The Joker - Mark Hamil
The Penguin - W.C. Fields
Catwoman - Louis Jamison
The Riddler - Charlie Chaplin
Mr. Freeze - Richard O'brien
The Scarecrow - Ray Bolger
Poison Ivy - Margaret Hamilton
Harley Quinn - Judy Garland
Zatanna - Mae West
Ra's Al Ghul - Tom Baker
Talia - Barbara Feldon
Bat-Mite - Billy Barty
The Mad Hatter - Charles Nelson Riley
Egghead - Donald Pleasance
Babydoll - Shirley Temple
Man-Bat - Ray Park
Killer Croc - John Wayne
the Grey Ghost - Adam West

Christopher September 15 2009 06:44 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
If we can pick anyone from history, then surely the ideal Riddler would be Fred Astaire, who was the original basis for the character. And Harley Quinn should be Arleen Sorkin, since Paul Dini based Harley on her.

MeanJoePhaser September 15 2009 07:02 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman - Jeffery Hunter
Robin - Will Wheaton
Batgirl - Yvonne Craig
Alfred - Peter Cushing
Commisioner Gordon - Robert Ryan
Lucius Fox - Louis Gossett Jr.

The Joker - Michael Keaton
The Penguin - Armin Shimmerman
Catwoman - Gina Gershon
The Riddler - John Glover or maybe Jonathan Harris
Mr. Freeze - Robert Shaw
Solomon Grundy - Ted Cassidy
The Scarecrow - Jeffery Combs
Poison Ivy - Rene Russo
Harley Quinn - Lori Petty
Ra's Al Ghul - Raul Julia
Talia - Caroline Munroe
Two-Face - Thomas Jane
Bat-Mite - Deep Roy
The Mad Hatter - Johnny Depp (heh)
Man-Bat - Dick Durock
Killer Croc - Vin Diesel

Mysterion September 15 2009 07:30 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman - Clint Eastwood (late '70s-early '80s)
Robin - Christian Slater (mid-late '80s)

Out Of My Vulcan Mind September 15 2009 08:46 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman - Gary Cooper
The Joker - Marlon Brando (the young, slim Brando of course)
Catwoman - Ava Gardner
Two-Face - Robert Mitchum
The Riddler - Charlie Chaplin
The Penguin - Charles Laughton
Poison Ivy - Veronica Lake
The Scarecrow - Charles Boyer
Mr. Freeze - Yul Brynner
Commissioner Gordon - Jimmy Cagney
Lucius Fox - Sidney Poitier
Vicki Vale - Rita Hayworth

Admiral_Young September 15 2009 08:55 PM

Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.
 
Batman: Matthew Fox or Gregory Peck (I'm reminded of Alex Ross's paintings of Bruce Wayne which are all based on Peck and Matthew Fox's Racer X expressions and body movements reminded me big time of Batman. In the box seat scenes near the end of Space Racer he also looked like he could pull off a very dashing Bruce Wayne. He's my choice if Bale chooses to leave the role for whatever reasons)

Robin: My Dick Grayson would be a twelve year old...faithful to the story but if I was forced to choose an older actor to try pulling an younger actor it would be Emile Hirsch from Into the Wild and Speed Racer. Hmmm pattern going on here.

Barbara Gordon/Batgirl: This one is a tough one since the era of Batman I'm going for Babs would be a young teenaged girl. Perhaps a young Alica Witt as Babs.

James Gordon: Gary Oldman is perfect as Jim Gordon. I love the voice actor who does his voice on BTAS but for a live action Batman, Oldman is my guy.

Alfred Pennyworth: This is a tough one since I like both Michael Gough and Michael Caine. Both bring their own take to the character. I'm going to have to go with a younger Gough though with a touch of Caine's humor.

Harvey Dent/Two-Face: A younger Mel Gibson. Every time I see The Man Without a Face I think he could have played a brilliant Two Face.

Joker: Mark Hamil

The Penguin: I like the suggestions of Philip Seymore Hoffman as Oswald Cobblepot.
Scarecrow: Christorpher Lee
Ra's Al Ghul: David Warner
Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Rachel Weisz
Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries: Patrick Stewart
The Riddler: Johnny Deep (sort of like this suggestion for some reason)
Taila al Ghul: Penelope Cruz
Poison Ivy: A Young Julianne Moore or Amy Adams current.

Lots more just can't think of them right now and we should do this for our dream superman cast.


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