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Old August 5 2013, 09:45 AM   #151
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Old August 5 2013, 10:49 AM   #152
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You mean like Pierce Brosnan and Remington Steele/James Bond. Yeah Hollywood would never do that.
Actually, Remington Steele's production schedule prevented Brosnan from taking the role in the 1980s. As someone else pointed out, he didn't take the role up until the show was off-air. But they did cast him (first time) when the show was still fresh in viewers' memories, so your point does stand.
In fact, the Bond people specifically wouldn't take him as long as he was still appearing on Remington Steele, and the Steele people played hardball, not letting Brosnan go. Thus the Bond producers had to go to Dalton.
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Old August 5 2013, 11:35 AM   #153
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^I've heard it told different ways, including the way you describe. I've also heard that NBC had cancelled RS due to low ratings, which freed him up for 007. However, on the back of the publicity created by Brosnan landing the Bond job, the tv show's ratings went back up, so NBC cancelled the cancellation.

This stopped him playing Bond, either because of his contractual obligations simply stopping him having the time to film it or because Cubby Broccoli didn't want a tv actor in the lead. Of course, RS was then cancelled the following year anyway!
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Old August 5 2013, 12:02 PM   #154
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How about this guy?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093589/

Has the exact look, height and body type for Bruce Wayne.
Matt Bomer is a tenor. He has a good voice for Superman -- having just played the role in the DVD movie Superman Unbound -- but not for Batman.


How about Peter Capaldi?
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Old August 5 2013, 02:36 PM   #155
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Clooney did B&R while still a regular in ER but that was an ensemble, as oppose to the 2-headers of Supernatural or Person of Interest.
BOOM; nailed it. Time to bring Clooney back into the fold.
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Old August 5 2013, 02:40 PM   #156
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^Might be interesting to see him amend for his past sins in something like The Dark Knight Returns but I don't really see it happening.
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Old August 5 2013, 02:52 PM   #157
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"Sins?" B&R wasn't good (though for the self-mocking romp it is, it isn't horrible either), but Clooney's performance wasn't at all lacking, given the context.
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Old August 5 2013, 03:24 PM   #158
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How about this guy?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093589/

Has the exact look, height and body type for Bruce Wayne.
Matt Bomer is a tenor. He has a good voice for Superman -- having just played the role in the DVD movie Superman Unbound -- but not for Batman.


How about Peter Capaldi?
And Sean Connery plays Alfred. Let's go "full Scottish".
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Old August 5 2013, 03:58 PM   #159
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"Sins?" B&R wasn't good (though for the self-mocking romp it is, it isn't horrible either), but Clooney's performance wasn't at all lacking, given the context.
Well, my post wasn't entirely serious but I do think his performance was pretty horrible in it. But nobody could have saved that dog of a movie, IMHO.
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Old August 5 2013, 04:26 PM   #160
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^Clooney's performance in B&R suffered from the script and direction he had to work with. But there were glimmers of a really good performance in there trying to get out. And he did come closer to the image of Bruce Wayne, square-jawed billionaire playboy than any other actor to play the role in live action.
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Old August 5 2013, 04:39 PM   #161
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"Sins?" B&R wasn't good (though for the self-mocking romp it is, it isn't horrible either), but Clooney's performance wasn't at all lacking, given the context.
This... I thought Clooney was perfectly cast in the role. The problems with B&R were with over production and Ahhhnold's over the top one liner-based script.. Well and just the awful script in general...

Clooney would be a great choice for an older, gritty Bruce Wayne/Bats, but it would never happen due to the bad taste in everyone's mouth from B&R...
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Old August 5 2013, 05:58 PM   #162
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It's a shame Clooney already played Bruce/Batman because he'd be great for the more serious toned older Batman.
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Old August 5 2013, 07:03 PM   #163
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The TV actors are the least likely to be cast based on their television commitment, especially someone like Jim Caviezel or Jensen Ackles who have to be there for 8-9 months. Although if they're filming the next Superman movie in Vancouver and Supernatural is willing to lighten Ackles' load, he could conceivably do double duty.

It would be easier for the cable TV actors -- Timothy Olyphant? -- with their shorter schedules. Just depends on when they shoot their shows.
I doubt Caviezel would be given the role even if scheduling were accounted for. He basically already plays a version of Batman in Person of Interest and would just be taking that character to the big screen.
You mean like Pierce Brosnan and Remington Steele/James Bond. Yeah Hollywood would never do that.
Heck, Buster Crabbe played Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers back in the day.

(And Tarzan to boot!)
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Old August 5 2013, 07:13 PM   #164
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It's a shame Clooney already played Bruce/Batman because he'd be great for the more serious toned older Batman.
And he could out-gravitas the hell out of Cavill, an obvious plus that perhaps not too many actors could pull off. Watch him in the excellent The American if ye doubt.

Also, since Clooney's said he played Bruce as gay, they could honor that artistic choice by giving him a husband in a minor/cameo role.

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Old August 5 2013, 07:47 PM   #165
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I've liked Clooney in everything else I've seen him in and I do think he'd make a good Batman in the right film. But I found his performance in B&R smug and smirking. I didn't think he was doing the best with the material he got - I thought he was part of the problem. But that's only my 2c.
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