Since we all know he's eventually going to be a part of this franchise, who would be your choice for the Joker? For two decades I've wanted Sam Rockwell for the role (ever since I saw him in The Green Mile), but now he'd be too old to go toe-to-toe with an early thirties Batman. I really have no idea who I'd want at the moment. Any thoughts?
Ooh, younger Rockwell woulda been a really interesting choice, I agree.
With casting a role like the Joker, I think it's more a matter of finding someone who has the right potential rather than necessarily someone who's already delved into similar characters into the past. That's what made Ledger's casting so genius, and so controversial when it first announced. For a new rendition of the character, it'd be interesting to see something like that ... that might be an interesting role for Robert Pattinson, actually. Nicholas Hoult, maybe. Or someone like Barry Keoghan? He has such a creepy look to him, and after Sacred Deer I think he's proven that he could make for one hell of a psychotic super-villain. Just spitballing names here, I'm really not sure...
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Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros
He’s going from sex symbol to bat symbol. Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film, which hits theaters June 25, 2021.
While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly. Warner Bros. had no comment.
Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.
Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.
Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.
Pattinson was cast even as Reeves continues to polish a final version of the script.
A former “Twilight” heartthrob who has successfully turned to arthouse fare, Pattinson, 32, becomes the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen.
Warner Bros., in giving Reeves plenty of time to develop the script, is hoping the latest iteration of the DC icon is done right, following the disappointments of “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League.”
No official start date has been set for “The Batman.” Insiders tell Variety filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.
Pattinson’s career doing the full 360? It seems he’s back in movie star mode now...
Well, if there’s anyone who should know about being a bat, it’s a guy who played a vampire for five years.
Almost all these actors who do their time in the indie/arthouse realm after being seen as blockbuster actors of limited range or talent, are simply being strategic. They like being in giant studio blockbusters that millions of people will watch. But they (And their management/agents) know it's hard to last the course if people think you have little talent. They can afford to spend a couple of years doing arthouse movies for credibility because they made so much money off their franchises.
So you do a lot of arthouse films with respected directors...and once your "cred" is suitably built up, you can return to big bucks studio blockbusters. Kirsten Stewart has done it (now star of Charlie's Angels), Pattinson is doing it. Dakota Johnson is currently in her "arthouse credibility" phase after the 50 Shades Of Grey films...but soon as she and her agents think she's worked up enough cred, it's back to big studio films. Very few actors with star profiles are truly about that indie/arthouse life in the long term.
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Post by The_Cake_of_Roth on May 17, 2019 2:41:59 GMT
I like Pattinson, but I'm not sure he's a good fit. He's got the jawline, but he's definitely going to need to bulk the fuck up. If this were a live-action Batman Beyond, he'd actually be perfect as Terry McGinnis.
If I had my damn druthers outta those four guys, gotta go Pattinson. He's a promising, interesting, at times odd and unpredictable talent. I said in a recent post, he has a knack lately to fit into a director's vision and I could see him being pretty effective here.
Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on May 17, 2019 13:58:38 GMT
I’m a big fan of this choice and it’s also one of the few times that my personal rumored preference was chosen for a role like this (Tom Holland as Spider-Man was another one). Don’t even think he needs to get crazy jacked, probably 10-20lbs of muscle would suffice.