My Cast Ideas for the 2015 Batman reboot

by os_rox | created - 24 Jan 2012 | updated - 26 Mar 2012 | Public

So I am really excited for The Dark Knight Rises and quite disappointed that its ending the Christopher Nolan Batman series because I felt that it was the best Batman adaptation of all time Now we all know that Batman is being rebooted in 2015 keeping in mind that its just 3 years from Im assuming that while they will want to retain the dark and intense tone synonymous with the Chris Nolan series, they will want to incorporate the fantasy based characters in this adaptation, keep in mind that I dont think that all of these characters will make an appearance in 1 movie these are just my ideas Some characters will have multiple actors attached to them the reasons will be explained below

1. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Actor | Watchmen

Jeffrey Dean Morgan endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role on ABC's smash hit series, Grey's Anatomy (2005). His dramatic arc as heart patient "Denny Duquette", who wins the heart of intern "Izzie Stevens" (Katherine Heigl) in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite...

as Bruce Wayne/Batman (If an older and mature rendition of Batman is being planned)

I am really impressed with this guy he has proven time and again that he is a very capable and talented actor and deserves to have a significant role in a big budget movie By the time this movie comes Jeffrey will be 48 maybe 49 and that is the route I am hoping is taken by whichever production house and director is associated with this project , meaning they depict a slightly older and mature batman so as to distance themselves from recent superhero flicks most of which depict origin stories and also because without the origin story earlier introduction of newer villains is possible And he has experience with action and dark and brooding movies and tv

2. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

as Bruce Wayne/Batman (If they go the younger and intense batman route)

Jake is one of the most talented and capable actors in Hollywood the trouble is that while he has done some terrific roles he hasnt yet been pushed to perform at his true potential and this will be a great opportunity to do just that. While I hope they do not go this way because a younger Batman almost definitely means the presence of an origin story Jake as an actor is capable of pulling off just about any character and he has experience in action and his dramatic acting will be handy in portraying the brooding and intense side of batman

3. Sean Faris

Actor | Never Back Down

Sean Hardy Faris was born in Houston, Texas, to Katherine (Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Sean moved to Ohio at age twelve, and has been honing his craft in Los Angeles since moving four years upon his high school graduation. He received an ...

as Dick Grayson/Robin (for an older Batman)

This guy is one of the true stories of unrealized potential I remember seeing him in never back down and thinking wow he could go really far but sadly after a few bad movie choices he has unfortunately been limited to b movies which is very disappointing. With his experience with roles that require acrobatics and hand to hand combat I think he will be a really good choice also he gives off that angry and rebellious vibe and I think that will be really good for his portrayal

4. Logan Lerman

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

One of today's leading talents across both independent and mainstream film, Logan Lerman is an immensely talented actor who takes on challenging roles and brings dynamic characters to life on screen.

Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who worked as ...

as Dick Grayson/Robin (for a younger Batman)

While Im not a big fan of teenage stars Lerman made it on the basis of movie performances and not Disney channel movies or tv shows. He has great range for such a young actor and his experience with action movies will help his portrayal of Robin

5. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

as Commissioner Jim Gordon (for an older Batman)

He is one of the best actors in Hollywood today and will be perfect for an older and Grittier rendition of Jim Gordon

6. Josh Brolin

Actor | No Country for Old Men

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

as Commissioner Jim Gordon (for a younger Batman)

Another fabulous actor can perform any role asked of him and will be great as Jim Gordon

7. Viggo Mortensen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.

Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was...

as The Joker (for an older Batman)

I know that its an unorthodox choice mostly because of his handsome features but that was true for Heath Ledger too and Heath gave us the best cinematic portrayal of a comic book character of all time and acting talent wise Viggo is equally good if not better than Heath Also I believe that The Joker should be completely integrated with Batman because he is an ever present entity in the Batman universe and he is Batman's negative counterpart so it is of utmost importance that The Joker's age be similar to Batman's

8. Jim Parsons

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of ...

as The Joker (for a younger Batman)

I have always felt that Jim is a fantastic actor and confined to just comedy he has failed to branch out and achieve better roles and as was the case with Viggo I believe that The Joker should be completely integrated with Batman because he is an ever present entity in the Batman universe and he is Batman's negative counterpart so it is of utmost importance that The Joker's age be similar to Batman's also he has a great look for portraying the Joker

9. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

as Lucious Fox

Because perfection cannot be surmounted

10. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

as Alfred

Same as above

11. Liam Neeson

Actor | Schindler's List

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by ...

as Rahs Al Ghul

Same as above

12. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin

You dont have to look any further for this role than Joe Pesci I mean u want a short unattractive portly gangster no one can be better also he is a terrific actor

PS i hope they keep true to the comics and dont go the Batman returns route

13. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...

as Man Bat

Clive Owen has portrayed many villain/anti hero characters over the years and I think he will be perfect as Man Bat

14. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

as Victor Fries/Mister Freeze

While his (Mr Freeze) actions have been villainous and destructive his motivation has always been noble ie to find a cure for his wife , this creates conflict that is why Michael who is perhaps the best new actor hollywood has presented in the last couple of years will be amazing to portray this character I debated for a while with Jeff Goldblum but I think Michael is a better choice

15. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...

as Edward Nigma/The Riddler

A tough choice but I think Fiennnes with his extensive acting experience will portray him expertly

16. Nathan Jones

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Nathan Jones rose upon the world strongman scene in 1995 and showed promise to become perhaps the top competitor in the world. At 6' 11" and 360 lbs., the giant Australian known as Megaman was an imposing sight and used his great size and strength to place high in the World Musclepower ...

as Bane

I dont know much about him but he has the perfect built for Bane

17. Kevin Grevioux

Actor | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending ...

as Killer Croc

Take a look at that guy. Need I say anything else

18. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

as Vicki Vale

With her attractive features blonde hair and distinct voice she is the perfect modern day Vicki Vale

19. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...

as Talia As Ghul

With her slightly exotic good looks and great acting ability and fighting experience there isnt a better actress to portray Talia As Ghul in all of Hollywood

20. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

as Selina Kyle/Catwoman

IDK why I just have the feeling that she will be a really good Catwoman call it gut instinct

21. Fairuza Balk

Actress | The Craft

"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly dancer. Her...

as Harleen Quinzell/Harley Quinn

Put blonde hair and some make up on her and she practically is Harley Quinn plus she is capable of playing mentally unstable characters as is evident from her performance in American History X

22. Guy Ritchie

Director | Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ...

Possible Director

Now I know some of you will be skeptical but hear me out IMHO his adaptation of Sherlock Holmes was terrific I think he retained the core elements expertly and made some innovative alterations and as a more for the lack of a better word comic bookish adaptation is being planned I think he will be perfect

23. Alex Proyas

Director | Dark City

Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...

Possible Director

Check out his filmography it will help you comprehend the logic behind him being chosen

24. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

Possible Director

What can I say I am a fan . With a more promising start to his career than legends in the making Afronosky and Nolan he has all but flushed it down the toilet with horrendous cinematic catastrophes like The Happening The village Lady In The Water Airbender etc . He is in urgent need of redemption and I sincerely believe that he can recover and learn from these mistakes and Batman 2015 ( sorry have not come up with a title yet) (with his unique direction style and his ability to perfectly balance reality with fantasy and convey character and plot driven movies with fantasy elements) may just be the perfect vehicle for it.