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Added by ranna

on 25 Mar 2010 11:16

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Casting Batman villains

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1. Rachel Weisz
as Catwoman/Selina Kyle

I still think no-one can beat Pfeiffer, but Rachel Weisz would to the character justice.
Plus I could see Nolan going for a British actress.

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2. Daniel Day Lewis
as Edward Nigma/ The Riddler

The Riddler has been portrayed as a clown for way too long. I think the role needs an actor, who can convince the audience of his superior intellect. And if someone can do it, it's Daniel Day Lewis.

Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
3. Jackie Earle Haley
as Victor Zsasz

Jackie Earle Haley + a psychopath role = guaranteed awesomeness.
Plus he kind of looks like mr. Zsasz.

Average listal rating (396 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
4. Mickey Rourke
as Clayface

He did such an awesome job in Sin City and The Wrestler and I'm sure he could give the character some real depth.
.. And I'm going to say this with love, because I adore Mickey Rourke.
But he already looks like his face is made out of clay.

Average listal rating (518 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
5. Javier Bardem
as Bane

They probably would have to put him on steroids, though. :)
Or at least he could provide the voice. I think I'm not the only on, who feels that Bane deserves a redemption after the bastardization of the character in Batman & Robin.

Average listal rating (907 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
6. Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot / The Penguin

There have been rumours about him being cast - and I truly think that would be awesome. I've always thought of The Penguin as one of the lamest Batman villains (he isn't even insane, for god's sake), but Hoffman could probably make him more interesting.

Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
7. Ron Perlman
as Waylon Jones/ Killer Croc

He's a terrific voice actor and is able to carry heavy make-up.

Average listal rating (618 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
8. Ed Harris
as Dr. Viktor Fries / Mr. Freeze

Another character in desperate need of redemption after the Schwarzenegger fiasco. Ed Harris is a great actor, who has a natural coldness in him. Maybe it's he's eyes.

Average listal rating (854 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
9. Eva Green
as Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley / Poison Ivy

A fantastic actress, who's sexy as hell.
And c'mon even her last name is Green.



Being a huge fan of the Batman comics, I like to fantasize about these things.
The majority on the villains is still lacking from the list, but I'm trying to fill them in at some point.

Suggestion are appreciated! :)
(Especially for the Black Mask)

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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 26 19:27
recently i saw this image on the net. I hate the outfit but I love Marion Cotillard
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 27 11:27
Marion Cotillard would be awesome as well!
She's one of those rare Holliwood actresses, who are both insanely beautiful and talented.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 1:36
Exactly! Plus I think the french accent will add something special =)
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 2:07
I do really like these suggestions!
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 5:53
I liked and agree with all segestions but one, the Catwoman. Give me a Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman or even Malin Akerman for Catwoman. Uma Thurman has a natural agressiveness in her and a stunning original look.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 11:27
Nice List!
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 18:54
No offence Veed, but those are some rank suggestions. All far too sterile, and not nearly edgy enough to play a proper villain in Nolan's Batman.

Someone like Danzel Washinton or Viggo Mortenson playing a bad guy would be pretty rad imo. Especially the latter. I'm not sure who they could play though.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 19:12
el_raulo: Speaking of the accent, Marion could make an awesome Talia al Ghul as well!

veel: I absolutely love Uma, but I feel like she already had her shot at Batman & Robin. It would be kind of weird to cast the same people all over again.

berbuck: I was thinking about Viggo as well! I'd love to see him in a Batman film (maybe as Deadshot?). Joaquin Phoenix would make a great villain too.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 28 22:35
Veel: I personally don´t agree with those suggestions. I think catwoman should be more exotic, like Marion Cotillard, Eva Green or even Milla Jovovich, who already has those big feline eyes and an athletic body =)
Probably Ali Larter is the only blonde I would accept as Catwoman
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 9 1:38
Eva Green y Rachel Weisz me parecen buenas opciones, en especial por la personalidad que proyectan sus rostros. La idea de Daniel Day Lewis como Riddler me parece interesante.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 30 16:45
I think Christina Ricci for poison Ivy........ .... .. ... .. .And NOT daniel day lewis for the riddler: I would say Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Johnny Depp........Or even Robert Downey Jr.....
Great list though
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 19 17:07
Love the choices and completely agree with your comments about Bane, he deserves a good movie

I especially love him in the Knightfall series
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 19 13:16
Dav1d: Oh, totally! He's the man who broke The Bat. :)
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 19 16:20
I've always wanted Brittany Murphy as Harley Quinn (but a Harley Quinn for Heath Ledger's Joker). I think would be great. It's really sad to know Heath and Brittany cannot do it anymore :(
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 19 16:25
And Joseph Gordon Levitt as The Riddler
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 19 19:26
Today's news: Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy cast as Catwoman and Bane. No really point in speculating that much anymore..
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 19 22:10
oliver: Ugh, not lovin' it. In my honest opinion Anne Hathaway can't act her way out of a plastic bag. (She can't be worse than Katie Holmes was in Batman Begins, though.)
But I bet Tom Hardy will make a great Bane!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 15 11:32
@ranna, totally agree with your comment. Tom Hardy is a cool choice but I'm not convinced at all by Anne Hathaway... Is is really the best girl that Nolan could find for this part ?!? I don't think she is edgy enough for this. The best suggestion on list was Marion Cottilard.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 19 3:41
This is a great list.
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 12 17:48
I think that Daniel Day-Lews is a bit more Jokerish than Riddlerish... :D

@dan: Joseph Gordon Levitt is a bit more Alberto Falcone than Riddler...

anyway, check out my list:
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 12 17:50
Kevin Spacey
Edit: 3 years ago
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 24 6:04
I'm also one who would have liked to see Charlize Theron as Catwoman, especially since she reminds me of Pfeiffer, but I'm sure Hathaway will be awesome :)
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 24 13:37
rewster: Oh yes, Charlize is great! I'm looking forward to seeing her in Prometheus. :)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 27 7:00
Great choices.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 3 14:55
Totally agree! I've never thought of HOffman as The penguin before, but now I completely understand:). Eva Green would look great in the part too. And I wish Rachel Weisz was younger.

Btw, Please check out my Catwoman casting list:
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 18 22:44
I disagree with most of these but it's still a great list. Voted.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 19 1:45
great choices.
still, i think hathaway's catwoman was awesome too(very similar to the way the character was portrayed in the comics, with her own style, but that's just my opinio
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 19 3:35
Several good picks here. Save for Weisz and Bardem, I like all of them.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 19 12:39
Very cool list!
Posted: 5 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 21 14:17
perfect casting except the first one.

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