Re: The Batman Reboot Casting Thread - Part 5
Absolutely no one is being offensive.
I'm gay myself, and even I know that casting a gay man as Batman would be a hot topic of conversation. It shouldn't be, of course, but it would be in some quarters.
You need only look at the ****storm when a young, black actor was rumoured to be cast as Johnny Storm.
I don't believe the majority of the public would be that bothered and anyone who is, needs a reality check. Yet, do I believe a studio could hold reservations? Yes, I do. However, I think Matt Bomer would be fantastic in the role and combat some preconceived and outdated notions. It could be a real triumph IMO and show that sexuality shouldn't be relevant in the acting industry. And it shouldn't. It's ridiculous to think it would be when their job is to play someone other than themselves.
Last edited by Double B; 06-20-2013 at 06:23 PM.