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Discussion in 'The Batman' started by Eddie Dean, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Jordan Elliot Registered

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    I thought about Claes Bang as Karlo as well. He’s got those Hammer horror movie looks.
     
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  2. Sawyer High King

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    I’m quoting myself on this one, it was just too damn good.
     
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  3. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    What about Benny Safdie as Professor Pyg in a film directed by the Safdie Bros.?

    With Monica Barbaro and Bobby Cannavale as Detectives Montoya and Bullock.
     
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    Now if you were to cast a movie in the Batfleck DCEU universe, then my fan cast would actually look like this:

    Bruce Wayne/Batman- Ben Affleck
    Commissioner Jim Gordon- JK Simmons
    Alfred Pennyworth- Jeremy Irons
    Dick Grayson/Nightwing- Dacre Montgomery
    Lucius Fox- Denzel Washington
    Jason Todd/Red Hood- Taron Egerton
    Selina Kyle/Catwoman- Kate Beckinsale
    Tim Drake (Robin flashbacks)- Noah Schnapp
    Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin- Paul Giamatti
    The Joker- Jared Leto
    Harley Quinn- Margot Robbie
    Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow- Adam Driver
    Renee Montoya- Rosie Perez
    Harvey Dent/Two-Face- Jon Hamm
    The Riddler- Edward Norton
    Harvey Bullock- Nick Offerman
    Roman Sionis/Black Mask- Ewan McGregor
    Deathstroke- Joe Manganiello
    Deadshot- Will Smith
    Ra's Al Ghul- Mads Mikkelsen
    Talia Al Ghul- Teresa Palmer
     
  5. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    That's nice.
     
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  6. Lautox Johnny Slick

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    i would go back to 2013 and recast the whole thing
     
  7. Lautox Johnny Slick

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    Josh Brolin/Jon Hamm - Batman
    A guy who could actually act - Superman
    Bryan Cranston/Sam Elliot - Gordon
    Bradley Cooper/Denzel Washington - Lex Luthor
    Lizzy Caplan - Lois Lane

    This should've been the lineup
     
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  9. Lautox Johnny Slick

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    Olivia Cooke:up:
     
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  10. AndyTrevino This says a lot about our society

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    Too obvious.
     
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  11. Lautox Johnny Slick

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    for the 100th time man
     
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  12. Airwings Waves of air

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    We shouldn't deny somebody to play a character he/she is too obvious choice for
     
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  13. AndyTrevino This says a lot about our society

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    It's just boring. We need to look beyond the physical stuff. Just because a favorite choice for Ivy has red hair doesn't make it a good suggestion.
     
  14. Airwings Waves of air

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    Well, Jessica Chastain isn't exactly a bad actress. Why do you think she won't be able to play Poison Ivy?
     
  15. AndyTrevino This says a lot about our society

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    I just don't think she's someone you'd get for a movie like this. I'd rather have Riley Keough, Olivia Cooke, or Rebecca Ferguson.
     
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    I don't think an obvious choice necessarily means its the wrong choice.

    Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito, Patrick Stewart, and it could even be argued Christian Bale, were all the most obvious choices when they were cast .

    I include Bale in there because he was a fan cast before he was got the part , and it was between Bale and Hugh Dancy.
    Dancy would have seemed more of an outside the box choice as opposed to Bale if Nolan wanted to go with a less odvious choice.

    At the same time, not every outside the box choice works , such as Jessie Eisenberg as Lex, Topher Grace as Eddie Brock, etc.

    Sometimes the obvious choice is the best choice if the actor or actress is good.
    Sometimes the outside the box choice like Ledger is the best choice.
    It can go either way.

    The commonality between the outside the box choices, and the obvious choices is that , alot of times, as with Nicholson and Stewart, and Ledger and Pattinson, they're good actors regardless of whether they're the obvious choice or not.

    Now if we're trying to predict the type of actress Reeve may want , then perhaps, an argument could be made that he won't go for someone who would be the obvious choice.

    But a good to great actor or actress being an obvious choice , to me , doesn't mean they'd be wrong for the role.

    At the same time, whoever the actor is , they're going to be acting to the role as written anyway, so even our assumptions about how an actor or actress would play a role, might not resemble their actual performance.
     
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    On what planet would Riley Keough or Olivia Cooke be a better fit for Poison Ivy than Jessica Chastain?
     
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    Well, see, you’re really asking two different questions here. To answer your first: There is no planet where Riley Keough is a better choice for Ivy than Chastain.

    To answer your second: The planet where Olivia Cooke is a better choice for Ivy than Jessica Chastain is the one we’re living on right now. :o
     
  19. Lautox Johnny Slick

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    Jessica Chastain doesn't fit the role plus she will almost be 50 by the time the trilogy ends and this Bruce is just entering his mid 30s so...
     
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    Jessie Buckley for literally any character tho
     
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  21. AndyTrevino This says a lot about our society

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    Chastain would fit better in a Batfleck movie as a more classical CGI Ivy. I don't think she'd fit this world.
     
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  22. AndyTrevino This says a lot about our society

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    I don't know why on Earth I forgot about her. But yes please!!
     
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    She's incredible
     
  24. AndyTrevino This says a lot about our society

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    Even putting aside my own opinions on Chastain's acting, in that I feel like she's just okay, let's be realistic for a second. Even putting aside the matter of filmography, look at the rest of the cast and how they've gone about adapting some of these characters.

    I'm sure most of us didn't expect Reeves to jump outside the usual pool of white actors for Gordon. I'm sure a bunch of us expected them to cast an actual heavyset, overweight actor for Penguin instead of someone like Colin Farrell under a buttload of prosthetics. And I'm sure most fans thought they'd cast a woman who was naturally on the bulkier side for Sofia Falcone.

    Be honest, aside from thinking she's a good actress, most people really only want Chastain for Ivy because she has red hair. I'm sure that if Ivy is in this, it's very possible they won't just cast a super duper famous white redhead and be done with it.
     
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  25. Airwings Waves of air

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    Frodo is right.
    He gives good examples. Sometimes it works to cast against character but not always. It's risky to do so because it can be a disaster.
    But when has it been bad to cast an obvious actor for a role? I can't remember any such case. You need to enlighten me here.
     

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