*I updated this on 1/19/12 and changed almost everything so this is practically brand new.
We are all aware of the fact that in around 2014 or possibly 2015, Warner Bros will have out a brand new Batman movie; another reboot of the Batman Series. I for one am happy because I did not like The Dark Knight all that much but thought Batman Begins was pretty good because it really did a good job at representing what makes Batman, Batman. There was nothing wrong with The Dark Knight other than it felt uneven and a little long winded. The Joker was given much more screen time than Bruce Wayne was and I really don't think that's what the movies are supposed to be like. I don't want my Batman movie to be like Heat, I want to feel more like a Batman film.
With the many new concepts introduced since the last Batman film, a new Batman film could set up a lot for a whole new series, including Batman, Inc and really show Gotham City like it is now in the comics. The film could also really show how much influence Bruce Wayne really does have on Gotham City. Bruce as a commanding figure is something the films have yet to show. Michael Keaton played a more troubled and brooding version but he lacked authority, and Val Kilmer played a very strange Bruce Wayne, and George Clooney showed us a Bruce Wayne who was afraid of commitment.
Finding a Director who can truly capture the 70 plus years of Batman's history and roll it all together into a fresh modern Batman movie is quite hard. However, Jon Favreau, Kenneth Branagh, and Joe Johnston were all able to take years of history for each Avenger and craft a realistic film that still remained faithful to the character and their history.
Aronofsky was once hired by Warner Bros in the early 2000's to do Batman: Year One which was going to be of course based on the legendary comic of the same name by Frank Miller. So, Aronofsky brought in Miller to co-write the script with him. Aronofsky also coincidentally approached the current Batman actor- Christian Bale for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. I guess Aronofsky was familiar with him due to American Psycho being released that year.
I think Aronofsky is a perfect director to do a Batman movie. He's been hired to do one in the past and was even approached for Batman Begins. Warner Bros. clearly likes the guy for a reason. He can craft these excellently well told stories and just make them so hauntingly bizarre. I think he really seems to be a generally good director and I think Black Swan sort of proves why he'd be able to tell us a very dark Batman story, not one that focuses on the villain instead of Batman and really shows the two sides to Batman-Bruce Wayne and Batman in a possibly doppleganger like way.
This will have quite a few villains casted as I'm unsure of which one I really want in the film.
With this one, I don't need to explain to why. I want Thomas Jane to play the character and sure he's older but that opens up so many more possibilities; whereas with a young actor for the role, you can't include certain characters because it wouldn't work. Thomas Jane was a fantastic Frank Castle in 2004's The Punisher and should also reprise that role in the reboot and deserves to be Jonah Hex if a reboot is ever made.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest another actor that was once signed to play the role in the Justice League movie that was shelved. That actor is Armie Hammer, the great-grandson of Armand Hammer whose father I believe created the company Arm & Hammer and then named his son after it. Sure he may be young and was set to play the Lone Ranger in Gore Verbinski's now shelved adaptation of The Lone Ranger but I still think he could be good for the role because he was once chosen for a reason. Filmmaker George Miller handpicked Hammer for the role for a reason, but for what reason I really have no idea.
Hammer can definitely play the role and make him different enough from Bale's interpretation of the character and wouldn't need to have the whole growly voice thing going on.
Hammer happens to stand at 6'5 so he's easily tall enough and I believe actually has the build to play the character. This guy is seriously talented as in J. Edgar I thought he danced circles around Leonardo DiCaprio and to do that you have got to be talented because DiCaprio is a great actor.
With Aronosky at the helm, I would have to say the Riddler would be the best possible choice for a villain as Aronofsky could do wonders with the character. An actor I feel and many feel has the right skill to play the character would be Michael C. Hall.
Michael C Hall has the necessary talent to play someone as disturbed as The Riddler because of his work on Dexter where he played a Forensic blood pattern analyst who moonlighted as a serial killer of those who escaped justice.
Like most of the actors I've suggested for roles in other films, I haven't seen him in anything but from what I know, this guy is seriously talented. He was able to show great range with the character of Dexter and really could make The Riddler a really twisted messed up guy. Combine that with Aronofsky's storytelling skills and you have on hell of a Batman movie.
I really wasn't sure about bringing back The Joker as I want to see other villains up on the screen. Finding an actor to play The Joker isn't particularly easy but seeing as how Heath Ledger never seemed like the kind of man to play The Joker, any actor could possibly do this. I want somebody unknown yet at the same time Johnny Depp is a superstar and could do the role justice. Only problem is Johnny Depp costs too much to cast in a supporting role and would require a lot of screen time. So I have to choose Hugo Weaving for the role of The Joker. To play the role of The Joker's sidekick/love interest Harley Quinn I have no choice but to say Alison Brie. Brie is absolutely fantastic on Community and she essentially played the character in an episode of the show when she performed a variation on "Santa Baby.
|Bryan Cranston is easily the best choice for the role next to Gary Oldman. I love Bryan Cranston as an actor, teh guy is immensely talented and he's actually voice the character before in Batman: Year One. Cranston actually even looks like the character when he has the moustache.|
|Alfred is one of those that has had spot on portrayals every time he has appeared on the big screen or on TV. So this time I have to choose John Cleese to play him. I love John Cleese and Monthy Python (Who doesn't?) and I really think that he could be so awesome as Alfred.|
|At first I thought of Gina Carano but then I realized that Kate Beckinsale was the right age for the role if Thomas Jane were Batman as Catwoman has to be a few years younger than him.|
|I really think Emma Stone could pull off Barbara Gordon pretty well but when it comes to the physicality of the role I have my doubts about her. She has yet do any movie where she does action and stunts but who knows maybe she could.|
|Joseph Gordon Levitt should be Deadshot. Fans want to see this guy as any number of characters from the Batman comics but I feel he's best suited for the role of Deadshot. If you need proof just see what he did in Inception and then you'll see why he's best suited for Deadshot and not any of the other villains.|
|Logan Lerman. Do I even need to explain why?|
|Kevin Spacey. Is there really any need for me to explain why I want him as Harvey Dent?|