RECAST Batman Begins

Discussion in 'Batman Begins' started by Boom, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Boom I got nothin'

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    Okay. You're the director of Batman Begins. Choose your players.

    And yes, you are allowed to pick the same actors in Nolan's version.

    I'll start.
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    Bruce Wayne/Batman - Christian Bale
    Alfred Pennyworth - Ian McKellen or Peter O'Toole
    Rachel Dawes - Vera Farmiga
    Jim Gordon - Gary Oldman
    Lucius Fox - Don Cheadle
    Ra's al Ghul - Viggo Mortensen
    Fake Ra's al Ghul - Ken Watanabe
    Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow - Cillian Murphy
    Carmine Falcone - Frank Vincent or Ray Winstone
    Arnold Flass - Ricky Schroder
    Gillian Loeb - Ed Harris
    William Earle - Rutger Hauer
    Thomas Wayne - Linus Roache
    Martha Wayne - Sara Stewart
    Joe Chill - Richard Brake
     
  2. Mr.E.Nygma Registered

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    All the same cast except Maggie Gyllenhaal instead of Katie Holmes...not too imaginative, I'm sorry, but the Begins cast would've been stronger that way, period
     
  3. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    I totally agree, Maggie G is better actress, I could see her slapping Bruce.
     
  4. batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    'Nuff Said!
     
  5. gqxsensazn Registered

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    Katie Holmes wasn't that bad. I liked her in the role.
     
  6. Batmans Spirit Registered

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    :up:
     
  7. Super_Ludacris Registered

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    [email protected] this being the difference maker and criteria.
     
  8. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    I agree. Katie Holmes was the only thing that kept "Batman Begins" from being the perfect superhero movie.
     
  9. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    Poor Katie ... thats a bit harsh!!!

    I actually felt she really tried hard on that movie to act well.
     
  10. Super_Ludacris Registered

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    I would actually agree with this. Its weird cause I thought she was ok....like I could see she put an effort, even if it wasnt all that.
     
  11. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    She got a Razzie nomination for worst actress. The Razzies don't lie.
     
  12. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    Didn't Danny De Vito get one too for his performance as the penguin...

    The Razzies most surely do lie... just like the oscars!!!
     
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    De Vito was great as the penguin.
     
  14. Joe Von Zombie Hell yeah!

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    Yes he was, the one thing Ill give him and Burton is that they are the only people that could ever make that lame villain work on the big screen.
     
  15. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Bruce Wayne/Batman - Christian Bale
    Alfred Pennyworth - Anthony Hopkins
    Rachel Dawes - Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Jim Gordon - Gary Oldman
    Lucius Fox - Ernie Hudson
    Ra's al Ghul - Liam Neeson
    Fake Ra's al Ghul - Chow Yun Fat
    Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow - Steve Buscemi
    Carmine Falcone - Ian McKellen
    Gillian Loeb - Bruce Campbell(hehe)
    William Earle - Powers Boothe
     
  16. Boom I got nothin'

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    Bruce Wayne/The Batman: Johnny Messner
    Alfred Pennyworth: John Hurt
    Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Helen Mirren
    Sgt. Jim Gordon: Gary Oldman
    DA Harvey Dent: Joaquin Phoenix
    ADA Gilda Dent: Vera Farmiga
    Lucius Fox: Don Cheadle
    Det. Sarah Essen: Alicia Witt
    Det. Renee Montoya: Michelle Rodriguez
    Det. Harvey Bullock: Ray Winstone
    Det. Arnold Flass: Ricky Schroder
    Cpt. Peter Grogan: Colin McFarlane
    Com. Gillian Loeb: Ed Harris
    Carmine Falcone: John Noble
    Salvatore Maroni: Ray Liotta
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow: Christopher Eccleston
    The Joker: Heath Ledger
    Dr. Harleen Quinzel: Christina Ricci
    Dr. Jeremiah Arkham: James Cromwell
    Dr. Thomas Wayne: Viggo Mortensen
    Martha Wayne: Cate Blanchett
    Henri Ducard: Geoffrey Rush
    Mayor David Hull: Mark Boone Junior
    The Shooter: Richard Brake
     
  17. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    Threads like these are pointless.
     
  18. Boom I got nothin'

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    Sorry?

    I don't see why you'd waste your time looking at a pointless thread.
     
  19. Mr.E.Nygma Registered

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    Very unexpected and worthy choices, that would have been interesting indeed! Espacially Hurt and Noble! But of course, BB's cast was perfect this way except you-know-who, but even then it's just that she's less convincing because of the tremendous cast, she did a remarkable effort, I actually liked her in the scenes like in the Manor during college Bruce time. I despised her during scenes showing her trying to get credibility as a serious purposed strong assistant D.A., now that was awful. Otherwise, she was OK
     
  20. Spider-Bat BATMAN

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    I wouldn't change the cast really. It might sound funny but I was watching the Dana Carvey movie, Master of Disguise, and James Brolin who plays Dana's Father looks like Carmine Falcone from the comics. He really does. I'd cast him as Carmine. He'd be great.

    And I wouldn't recast Alfred, but I would have him wear a moustache like in the comics. Seriously, Gordon looks just like he does in the comics and then Alfred doesn't. Why have all that detail for one character and not the others! Alfred wouldn't have to be bald, but the moustache would be a nice touch.

    And I would recast Flass and Loeb so they would look like the comic characters.

    Just not sure who, an old white man for Loeb, and someone fit, and blonde for Flass.
     
  21. bloodties Guest

    I have no problems with the BB cast and I thought Katie was the ideal Rachel Dawes. She may look young but then Nolan did say in Giant magazine they wanted someone relatively young and he always had Katie in mind. Murphy looked young too.IMO.
     
  22. bloodties Guest

    Also the Razzies are a joke. They nominated many great directors and actors. How can they even nominate The Godfather?
    That year they nominated Tom Cruise,Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman.
    Coincidence for big publicity? David Wilson the Pres. had motives and likely the trio were nominated for their personal love lives not the performance.
     
  23. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    The only recast I'd want is Christopher Walken for Carmine Falcone. He'd be a more convincing mob boss, IMO. Plus the man is absolutely brilliant in everything; especially Joe Dirt.
     
  24. Damiean Dark Registered

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    Daniel Day Lewis as BruceWayne/Batman. Dont admit that doesnt sound amazing.
     
  25. lonzoe Registered

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    After looking at BB opening day I'd say RECAST Christopher "F--kin" Nolan. The guy was not capable of directing a cast like that. And he also wrote Rachel Dawson for Holmes he said back when that 2005 DISAPPOINTMENT hit theatres.Now he's praising Maggie and saying "She nailed Rachel!". F--kin HYPOCRITE if I ever seen one.
     

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