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Batman Rumors: Scott Adkins has reportedly auditioned for the role and Christian Bale offered $50 million to return

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Rumors continue to swirl and denials are sure to follow, but the latest news regarding casting for the SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN movie are the biggest topic on the internet. While tons of names are being bandied about, nothing can quite compete with the desire to have Christian Bale return as the Caped Crusader. Despite saying he would not return without Christopher Nolan, Latino Review cites a source who claims Bale is being offered $50 million to don the cowl once more.

The source claims they have inside knowledge at Legendary Pictures, but it also seems flimsy. Bale would be foolish to pass over that much money for one movie, but would the studio really be that desperate to cast Batman? With sources claiming Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and many others are in the running for the part, is Warner Bros that worried about the movie?

A polar opposite rumor has relative unknown actor Scott Adkins reportedly auditioning for the part of Batman. Adkins has appeared in many films including THE EXPENDABLES 2, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, ZERO DARK THIRTY, and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING. The source is a fansite for the actor, so take the rumor with a grain of salt at this point. I would think that Adkins is unknown enough that they could cast him cheaply, but if you had a choice between Christian Bale and Scott Adkins, wouldn't the answer be a no-brainer?

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11:00PM on 08/15/2013

Just watching Dexter

Watching season 5 of Dexter and I was thinking Desmond Harrington would be a decent batman. Just buffed up a bit, and bam...Batman.
Watching season 5 of Dexter and I was thinking Desmond Harrington would be a decent batman. Just buffed up a bit, and bam...Batman.
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11:34AM on 08/13/2013

STOP TRYING TO FORCE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

Why are people trying to force this Bale as Batman thing? Both Nolan and Bale have stated that THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE NEW DC MOVIES, NOR DO THEY WISH FOR THEIR FILMS TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEW DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. So STOP WHINING AND STOP TRYING TO FORCE IT. As TRUE FANS, do we really want a Batman who DOESNT WANT TO BE BATMAN, OR WHO IS ONLY DOING IT FOR THE $$$$? I DONT. And he isn't that great of a Batman to begin with. EVEN JOBLO VOTED KEATON A BETTER BATMAN THAN BALE. And I
Why are people trying to force this Bale as Batman thing? Both Nolan and Bale have stated that THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE NEW DC MOVIES, NOR DO THEY WISH FOR THEIR FILMS TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEW DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. So STOP WHINING AND STOP TRYING TO FORCE IT. As TRUE FANS, do we really want a Batman who DOESNT WANT TO BE BATMAN, OR WHO IS ONLY DOING IT FOR THE $$$$? I DONT. And he isn't that great of a Batman to begin with. EVEN JOBLO VOTED KEATON A BETTER BATMAN THAN BALE. And I hate that stupid Batman Voice Bale does. Get the hell over this Nolan/Bale version of Batman crap people. Its over. Let it go.
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5:43PM on 08/19/2013
People want Bale as Batman at this point mostly because he's familiar ground. Either that or the popular trend of the pretty boy (i.e. Ryan Gosling) Anyone who comes after Bale's portrayal is going to get some form of grief, similar to how Cavill was receiving grief for any number of reasons (he's British, he wasn't Christopher Reeves (God rest his soul)). Most movie viewers aren't really that open minded.
People want Bale as Batman at this point mostly because he's familiar ground. Either that or the popular trend of the pretty boy (i.e. Ryan Gosling) Anyone who comes after Bale's portrayal is going to get some form of grief, similar to how Cavill was receiving grief for any number of reasons (he's British, he wasn't Christopher Reeves (God rest his soul)). Most movie viewers aren't really that open minded.
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5:37PM on 08/12/2013
Scott Adkins is not a bad actor, he just needs to be in higher budget movies and not just short scenes like he had in Zero Dark Thirty. With that being said, I would welcome Christian Bale back if it actually happened but I still think a new Batman is the way to go.
Scott Adkins is not a bad actor, he just needs to be in higher budget movies and not just short scenes like he had in Zero Dark Thirty. With that being said, I would welcome Christian Bale back if it actually happened but I still think a new Batman is the way to go.
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10:39AM on 08/12/2013

OMFG!!

IF this is true IF....No one is their right mind would turn down 50 million fcking DOLARS!!
I would say with an open heart that if they are offering Bale 50 Million he is going to be Batman again!!
but.....but....he would also have some very strong [link] what about all the other movies Batman needs to be in??? That is going to cause a major problem! If it were only this one movie he would have to do as Batman for 50 mill, I'd say its going to happen for sure, but its not....he'd also be
IF this is true IF....No one is their right mind would turn down 50 million fcking DOLARS!!
I would say with an open heart that if they are offering Bale 50 Million he is going to be Batman again!!
but.....but....he would also have some very strong [link] what about all the other movies Batman needs to be in??? That is going to cause a major problem! If it were only this one movie he would have to do as Batman for 50 mill, I'd say its going to happen for sure, but its not....he'd also be signing his life away for a very long time to get JLA done.....and whatever other movie Bale would have to be in....so with a heavy heart Bale is not going to Batman....just not gonna happen people, the studio nor Bale is going to want someone who is going to be kicking their heels in the dirt everytime he needs to be Batman again....well a contract would help but he's also going to want to have say in the script and what not...so I just want someone who wants to play Batman. Besides I like Nolans Batman but I'm ready for a Batman with more mythos to him and more tech savvy....I want the Batman that trains all those runaway kids or orphans or whatever....that's the Batman I love, even though I love Nolans take on the character too, very much so. I just see so many things wrong with Bale being Batman again, but 50 mil is 50 mil and I don't care who you are your not going to just let 50 mil go......but I'm sure Bale doesn't want to be seen as a sellout....but hey sign me up I'll sell out any day for that money!!
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11:49PM on 08/11/2013
Very funny. if you could just pick a martial artist I would go with Marco Zaror instead, at least he's tall and has a manly jawline...but as an actor he's even lamer than Adkins. There's a reason these guys star in B-movies, they ain't real actors.
Very funny. if you could just pick a martial artist I would go with Marco Zaror instead, at least he's tall and has a manly jawline...but as an actor he's even lamer than Adkins. There's a reason these guys star in B-movies, they ain't real actors.
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10:58AM on 08/12/2013
oh really? wow if idiots like you would just take a minute to think before you type... i guess that means all actors are no good if they're not a-list? I wonder how people get their shot at the big time?? hhhmmm, how does that happen?? I guess Schwartzeneger is A-list because of his amazing acting skills huh? so many more to choose from too......'not real actors' hmmm I guess when someone like IDK Eminem stars in 8 mile he was a fantastic actor and it had nothing to do with the director or the
oh really? wow if idiots like you would just take a minute to think before you type... i guess that means all actors are no good if they're not a-list? I wonder how people get their shot at the big time?? hhhmmm, how does that happen?? I guess Schwartzeneger is A-list because of his amazing acting skills huh? so many more to choose from too......'not real actors' hmmm I guess when someone like IDK Eminem stars in 8 mile he was a fantastic actor and it had nothing to do with the director or the a zillions takes to make him look like a quality actor huh?? Bigger budget means more time and more takes.....more time to make the film look better and better...has nothing to do with your "real actors" bologna!! NOTHING!! As long as they can take their time with ANY ACTOR and the movie has the ability to take the time with the actors almost anyone can walk away looking great!! Yes good acting skills help and this guy is just as good as most.....not a Dustin Hoffman or Jack Nicholson but he's just as good as almost any actor going!!
11:27AM on 08/12/2013
Finished ranting? So are you one of those irate ones who can't have a disagreement without loosing your cool? Scott Adkins is not a good actor, he is fine doing simple stereotypes in martial arts films. A role like Batman requires somebody who can really act. A gifted trained professional actor, or at least somebody with a natural talent for it. Some of the musclemen get better at acting with time, but Arnold or even The Rock would look pathetic trying to be Batman and much less Bruce Wayne in
Finished ranting? So are you one of those irate ones who can't have a disagreement without loosing your cool? Scott Adkins is not a good actor, he is fine doing simple stereotypes in martial arts films. A role like Batman requires somebody who can really act. A gifted trained professional actor, or at least somebody with a natural talent for it. Some of the musclemen get better at acting with time, but Arnold or even The Rock would look pathetic trying to be Batman and much less Bruce Wayne in any film that tryes to tell a real story and not just focus on the action.
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11:39PM on 08/11/2013

Bale

If the suit fits...
If the suit fits...
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11:35PM on 08/11/2013
I really don't mean to keep posting on this thread but I wish everyone would just realize how great it would be to see Bale as the batman form the Nolan universe on screen again. It wouldn't be easy to tie it in but it would be a million miles away from impossible. To hear the score from TDK in a movie alongside superman would be awe inspiring. You just have to understand that Christian Bale is one of the best actors in the business today. Much better than any of the actors that have been named
I really don't mean to keep posting on this thread but I wish everyone would just realize how great it would be to see Bale as the batman form the Nolan universe on screen again. It wouldn't be easy to tie it in but it would be a million miles away from impossible. To hear the score from TDK in a movie alongside superman would be awe inspiring. You just have to understand that Christian Bale is one of the best actors in the business today. Much better than any of the actors that have been named as his replacement. Sure Scott Adkins is a great martial artist but that means nothing. You might as well look at a line up at all the UFC fighters and pick which one you think looks like batman. We don't to just see batman and superman onscreen together. We want a really good movie and if thats the case then I think it has to be Bale and there has to be some seriously good writing behind it.
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7:46PM on 08/11/2013
Cute video but they only emphasize the martial artist skills of Scott Adkins. Well guess what Mr. Narrator Guy? Whoever plays Batman needs to be more than just a "badass", he also needs to be a quality actor. Got any film clips demonstrating Adkins' acting ability?

#KarlUrbanForBatman

To your credit, I am now gonna have to see if Ninja is streaming on Netflix.
Cute video but they only emphasize the martial artist skills of Scott Adkins. Well guess what Mr. Narrator Guy? Whoever plays Batman needs to be more than just a "badass", he also needs to be a quality actor. Got any film clips demonstrating Adkins' acting ability?

#KarlUrbanForBatman

To your credit, I am now gonna have to see if Ninja is streaming on Netflix.
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7:38PM on 08/11/2013
ENOUGH MENTIONING BALE!!! Jesus, the guy has said in every way possible that he is done playing Batman/ Bruce Wayne, good luck to the next guy... Why is that so hard for the entertainment media to grasp that? The "offer' sounds like some serious fanboy pipe dreaming, and it is sad to see anyone really running with that as a story.
ENOUGH MENTIONING BALE!!! Jesus, the guy has said in every way possible that he is done playing Batman/ Bruce Wayne, good luck to the next guy... Why is that so hard for the entertainment media to grasp that? The "offer' sounds like some serious fanboy pipe dreaming, and it is sad to see anyone really running with that as a story.
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11:26PM on 08/11/2013
Because it's too soon. It's hard because it's basically like trying to replace RDJ before they make an Avengers movie. It has to be Bale. He successfully played the most popular character from the DC universe. If they want to succeed then it has to be him.
Because it's too soon. It's hard because it's basically like trying to replace RDJ before they make an Avengers movie. It has to be Bale. He successfully played the most popular character from the DC universe. If they want to succeed then it has to be him.
5:48PM on 08/19/2013
It doesn't necessarily have to be Bale. And even then if it was, his version of Batman wouldn't necessarily fit into a world of superpowered individuals. He'd have to portray a different iteration of the character that would be confusing to audiences and would ignore Nolan's previously established universe where there is no such thing as super powers, only highly driven and in some cases fanatical people.
It doesn't necessarily have to be Bale. And even then if it was, his version of Batman wouldn't necessarily fit into a world of superpowered individuals. He'd have to portray a different iteration of the character that would be confusing to audiences and would ignore Nolan's previously established universe where there is no such thing as super powers, only highly driven and in some cases fanatical people.
5:50PM on 08/11/2013

what will the Bruce/Batman split be?

I don't think WB is going to "waste time" reigniting the Batman franchise with the new actor. He's purely going to be Batman in the JLA films, much in the way Downey isn't doing any solo Iron Man's going forward. So, the way I see it, who can be Batman 80% of the time and maybe Bruce 20%. With Bale, I feel it was the reverse. Bruce was the focus in the Nolan franchise, and Batman was out in spurts. With MOS2 and JLA, it's going to be mostly Batman. So who can pull that off? If that's going to
I don't think WB is going to "waste time" reigniting the Batman franchise with the new actor. He's purely going to be Batman in the JLA films, much in the way Downey isn't doing any solo Iron Man's going forward. So, the way I see it, who can be Batman 80% of the time and maybe Bruce 20%. With Bale, I feel it was the reverse. Bruce was the focus in the Nolan franchise, and Batman was out in spurts. With MOS2 and JLA, it's going to be mostly Batman. So who can pull that off? If that's going to be the nature of the role, Adkins could certainly do it. At the least, we'd get an actor capable of performing his own dynamic stunts, and see a truly physically dominant Batman. Would any of the other actors mentioned really be that much 'better' as Batman? I don't think so. Certainly, they might have more range as Wayne -- I just don't think Wayne is going to be a focus.
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5:01PM on 08/11/2013
Great video that makes a great case for every one of his characteristics to play Batman.....except for acting. There are dozens of actors that look like Bruce Wayne and can do action. The most important part is finding someone who is believable as Batman.
Great video that makes a great case for every one of his characteristics to play Batman.....except for acting. There are dozens of actors that look like Bruce Wayne and can do action. The most important part is finding someone who is believable as Batman.
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1:58PM on 08/11/2013
I don't think it would ruin TDKR if Bale came back...Batman's story is a TRAGIC one. There is NO happy ending. It actually could FIX a lot of issues i had with the idea that one of the most recognizable faces in the world BRUCE WAYNE would be just out in france with a high level criminal of Gotham city and no one notice. It would make sense that things just don't work out for them two and Blake is KILLED in the attempt to be the new hero of the city which forces Bruce back to clean up his
I don't think it would ruin TDKR if Bale came back...Batman's story is a TRAGIC one. There is NO happy ending. It actually could FIX a lot of issues i had with the idea that one of the most recognizable faces in the world BRUCE WAYNE would be just out in france with a high level criminal of Gotham city and no one notice. It would make sense that things just don't work out for them two and Blake is KILLED in the attempt to be the new hero of the city which forces Bruce back to clean up his mess and redeem himself and vow that none other will ever put on that suit again until his death...THAT would be my most plausible reasoning for the return. He returns out of GUILT. They say they wanted an older Batman. Also this tale could have been a prequel of TDKR since Bats was "supposedly" gone for 8 years. but nah...i can see CREATIVE people making this work. please no GOYER!!!!! i hope something forces him to quit and someone gets to use his ideas to write an oscar worthy script
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12:18PM on 08/11/2013

To people who think Superman could have just swooped in and saved the day

In THE DARK KNIGHT rises, It was clearly stated that the reason Bane and Talia were using the bomb and an anymous trigger man was so that no one could interfere with them during the months they were there. They flat out said that if anybody, including the government, came anywhere near the city, the bomb would be triggered and hostages would be killed. So to Mik Dundee and others on here who claim that Superman could have just swooped in, miraculously find the bomb, the trigger man, and beat
In THE DARK KNIGHT rises, It was clearly stated that the reason Bane and Talia were using the bomb and an anymous trigger man was so that no one could interfere with them during the months they were there. They flat out said that if anybody, including the government, came anywhere near the city, the bomb would be triggered and hostages would be killed. So to Mik Dundee and others on here who claim that Superman could have just swooped in, miraculously find the bomb, the trigger man, and beat everyone up without anyone getting hurt is just plain ridiculous.

The only time he could have came anywhere near Gotham was at the last possible second. Using his super speed to grab Wayne after he ejected from THE BAT. Sheilding him from the explosion and flying him to safety. Nolan and Warner knew this going into that third film. That's why they incorporated such a detailed plan into the script. Another person that could have possibly saved him was Green Lantern. But I doubt it, because he doesn't have the speed to get their in time.

I for one am rooting for Bale. I'm sorry, but without Bale, this film will not have the same impact on people as much as THE AVENGERS did. THE AVENGERS became such a monumental event, because of the build up of using all of the same actors and using Iron Man's Grounded in reality world and opening it up to something more fantastical.

Which is what great comics do. If the story is really good. They will make you believe a man could fly.
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3:33AM on 08/11/2013
Great martial artist, but not a good actor.
Great martial artist, but not a good actor.
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3:28AM on 08/11/2013
Maybe adkins auditioned for doing the fight scenes.
Maybe adkins auditioned for doing the fight scenes.
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11:57PM on 08/10/2013

I don't understand this.

Certainly, Bale would be a fool to pass up that much money for a few months of his life. He could afford to never work again or to be very, very selective about what he chose to do. But as others have stated this totally undermines TDKR and by extension the whole Nolan trilogy. They are under no obligation to give a damn about that but it has future revenue potential that would be negated by such a move.

I suppose the only loophole is that the Superman/Batman film takes place between Dark
Certainly, Bale would be a fool to pass up that much money for a few months of his life. He could afford to never work again or to be very, very selective about what he chose to do. But as others have stated this totally undermines TDKR and by extension the whole Nolan trilogy. They are under no obligation to give a damn about that but it has future revenue potential that would be negated by such a move.

I suppose the only loophole is that the Superman/Batman film takes place between Dark Knight and Rises. This might explain some of Bruce's injuries given that the Nolan trilogy basically makes it seem like he was actually Batman for about a month. But it would be necessary then to make certain that Bale was available and willing to continue on with the DC universe building, which I can't imagine would be the case.

No. No way they are going to give away 50 million to an actor for this. Even Bale. And Scott Adkins could likely make a very convincing Batman (The Batman fight scenes were some of the weaker elements of the Nolan trilogy) but would make an awful Bruce Wayne. You need both. Excited to see who they choose, but none of this passes the smell test.
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10:14PM on 08/10/2013

Adkins is Batman!!!!!!

Come on Adkins is perfect for the role. Seeing this news has made me 10 times more excited for the film. Someone with fighting skills instead of having Bale's Batman with his incredibly limited fighting skills. Even the Green Arrow on CW had better fight scenes then all three Dark Knight films.

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Come on Adkins is perfect for the role. Seeing this news has made me 10 times more excited for the film. Someone with fighting skills instead of having Bale's Batman with his incredibly limited fighting skills. Even the Green Arrow on CW had better fight scenes then all three Dark Knight films.

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12:16PM on 08/11/2013
So let him just do the fight scenes at Batman. Problem solved.
So let him just do the fight scenes at Batman. Problem solved.
10:05PM on 08/10/2013
Sorry, Adkins can't act, and Bale returning would probably defeat the purpose of the Dark Knight Rises.
Sorry, Adkins can't act, and Bale returning would probably defeat the purpose of the Dark Knight Rises.
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7:28PM on 08/10/2013

Come on Bale

Tired of the role or just pretentious? If the second: Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Channon etc. does CBM movies, so can you.
Tired of the role or just pretentious? If the second: Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Channon etc. does CBM movies, so can you.
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5:36AM on 08/11/2013
Or he doesn't want to be in a likely bad movie and betray his friend by tying his films (intentionally or not) to this one.
Or he doesn't want to be in a likely bad movie and betray his friend by tying his films (intentionally or not) to this one.
7:02PM on 08/10/2013
Lets see, The Dark Knight trilogy is grounded in reality. Man of Steel is grounded in reality. In the comics, Batman is a human being with no super powers that takes on insane criminals with no super powers. In The comics, superman is a super powered alien that fights super powered aliens. It looks to me, that in the comics they are already from different worlds and yet have collaborated. If they were both exactly the same, then them have a crossover would not be interesting. So Bale for me.
Lets see, The Dark Knight trilogy is grounded in reality. Man of Steel is grounded in reality. In the comics, Batman is a human being with no super powers that takes on insane criminals with no super powers. In The comics, superman is a super powered alien that fights super powered aliens. It looks to me, that in the comics they are already from different worlds and yet have collaborated. If they were both exactly the same, then them have a crossover would not be interesting. So Bale for me. Other wise, not interested. Face the facts, the studio aint gonna have a grounded in reality superman fighting George Cloonet super fantasy Batman. Wake up, those of you that blindly want that.
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1:34PM on 08/10/2013

Bale wouldnt make sense......I'll explain............

The return of Nolan's Batman wouldn't make sense in the new Man of Steel universe. If Bale's Batman and Cavil's Superman co-existed than you're stuck answering the question "WHY DID SUPERMAN ALLOW THE EVENTS OF DK3 TO TAKE PLACE?" Where was he and why did he allow terrorists to take over Gotham for so long? Clark was a hero before he was Superman and would have not have sat back and watched all that go down. And the fact that he was "inactive as Superman for so many years before becoming
The return of Nolan's Batman wouldn't make sense in the new Man of Steel universe. If Bale's Batman and Cavil's Superman co-existed than you're stuck answering the question "WHY DID SUPERMAN ALLOW THE EVENTS OF DK3 TO TAKE PLACE?" Where was he and why did he allow terrorists to take over Gotham for so long? Clark was a hero before he was Superman and would have not have sat back and watched all that go down. And the fact that he was "inactive as Superman for so many years before becoming Superman doesn't fly either, his character alone would have made him step in and save people, just as Clark did in MOS before he was Superman. So "BAM DONE" my @$$ Lost Thing....your comments make no since. And BTW Cavil's Superman is younger than 33.
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2:12PM on 08/10/2013
well IF they do decide to connect the TDKR trilogy with their plans for a larger DCU den I don't find it hard to believe that Clark did not help during DK3. I mean the dude let his father die cuz his father felt that the world wasn't ready for him yet.
well IF they do decide to connect the TDKR trilogy with their plans for a larger DCU den I don't find it hard to believe that Clark did not help during DK3. I mean the dude let his father die cuz his father felt that the world wasn't ready for him yet.
2:12PM on 08/10/2013
well IF they do decide to connect the TDKR trilogy with their plans for a larger DCU den I don't find it hard to believe that Clark did not help during DK3. I mean the dude let his father die cuz his father felt that the world wasn't ready for him yet.
well IF they do decide to connect the TDKR trilogy with their plans for a larger DCU den I don't find it hard to believe that Clark did not help during DK3. I mean the dude let his father die cuz his father felt that the world wasn't ready for him yet.
7:30PM on 08/10/2013
Perhaps MOS takes place after the 3rd Bale/Nolan film.
Perhaps MOS takes place after the 3rd Bale/Nolan film.
12:01AM on 08/11/2013
But his point still stands because Superman was wandering the Earth like Kane in the Kung Fu helping people long before he chose to become Superman.
But his point still stands because Superman was wandering the Earth like Kane in the Kung Fu helping people long before he chose to become Superman.
10:48AM on 08/11/2013
Didnt Supeman tell Lois in the interview with cuffs on he was 33? I only saw it once but that's what I recall. Maybe not.

Honestly I don't think I'm making no sense here. The Gotham/Bane standoff went on for a few months from what I remember. As long as Clark was somewhere wandering Alaska or wherever the hell he was, or hell just out on a fishing boat, it stands to reason he hadn't even heard of the events before Batman saved the day.
Didnt Supeman tell Lois in the interview with cuffs on he was 33? I only saw it once but that's what I recall. Maybe not.

Honestly I don't think I'm making no sense here. The Gotham/Bane standoff went on for a few months from what I remember. As long as Clark was somewhere wandering Alaska or wherever the hell he was, or hell just out on a fishing boat, it stands to reason he hadn't even heard of the events before Batman saved the day.
11:38AM on 08/11/2013
I'm pretty sure Clark did not watch a lot of CNN or Fox News as he was hitch hiking accross the country or out in the open seas. And if he did, why would he felt it necessary to do anything when he is willing to allow his father to die just so ten people wouldn't see him use his powers.
I'm pretty sure Clark did not watch a lot of CNN or Fox News as he was hitch hiking accross the country or out in the open seas. And if he did, why would he felt it necessary to do anything when he is willing to allow his father to die just so ten people wouldn't see him use his powers.
2:09PM on 08/11/2013
That could have been the same time Johnathan Kent was stopping him from being SUPERMAN per say tho. right before that silly tornado occurred or he could have been else where taking care of other issues in some other part of the world or america. could have been out at see and not have any reports of the Gotham situation. it happens. I could creatively fix the joining of the worlds. easily.
That could have been the same time Johnathan Kent was stopping him from being SUPERMAN per say tho. right before that silly tornado occurred or he could have been else where taking care of other issues in some other part of the world or america. could have been out at see and not have any reports of the Gotham situation. it happens. I could creatively fix the joining of the worlds. easily.
1:19PM on 08/10/2013

None of the Above

Richard Armitage. Or Karl Urban. Easy. Adkins is cool, but he has a, uh, tall head. He'd be a better Brainiac.
And yeah, that video is ridiculous. I like how he names all the movies Adkins has done at the beginning and I was like, "Haven't seen it; haven't seen it; nope; that either; nope; sorry; he was in Expendables 2?"
I'm thinking that they parlay that 50 mil into a better-suited actor like Urban or Armitage and spend the left over millions on practical effects and amazing costumes. I
Richard Armitage. Or Karl Urban. Easy. Adkins is cool, but he has a, uh, tall head. He'd be a better Brainiac.
And yeah, that video is ridiculous. I like how he names all the movies Adkins has done at the beginning and I was like, "Haven't seen it; haven't seen it; nope; that either; nope; sorry; he was in Expendables 2?"
I'm thinking that they parlay that 50 mil into a better-suited actor like Urban or Armitage and spend the left over millions on practical effects and amazing costumes. I want to see Batman have all those wonderful toys again and a batcave that's got a T-Rex and giant coin. I want Lex to build the purple suit outta the Zod scraps left at LexCorp. And I want a credits stinger of a green-gloved fist punching its way out of a titanium box/prison burried hundreds of miles beneath the earth.
Bats and Supes can fight it out in this one, But Doomsday shoud come with part three and their league (Like their Flash plan and maybe resurrecting GL's franchise, and whatever else they can get on the table) has to come together to save them.
Where Marvel gives us the appetizers before the meal, DC should hit us with the big stuff first in their phases and then split them off and eventually regroup afterward.
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1:18PM on 08/10/2013
Why would Bale be foolish to pass up $50 million. $50 million may seem like a lot to the average Joe, but I doubt Christian Bale needs the money. Besides, his body of work and level of commitment suggests that he loves his craft. If he's tired of playing that character then he should turn it down. I'd like to see them weave a story around Joseph Gordon-Levitt.... for continuity reasons.
Why would Bale be foolish to pass up $50 million. $50 million may seem like a lot to the average Joe, but I doubt Christian Bale needs the money. Besides, his body of work and level of commitment suggests that he loves his craft. If he's tired of playing that character then he should turn it down. I'd like to see them weave a story around Joseph Gordon-Levitt.... for continuity reasons.
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1:14PM on 08/10/2013

MICHAEL ROOKER AS LEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rooker has an incredible screen presence and has been HIGHLY UNDERATED for so many years. Only recently (thanks to Merl and Walking Dead) has he finally got the respect he deserves. I cant wait to check him out in Guardians. Rooker is clearly the perfect choice and I cant believe no one has considered him yet. He has the physical presence and he can be really sinister when he wants to be. And NO HE'S NOT JUST A MARVEL GUY NOW. He has one small supporting role in Guardians, a group of heroes
Rooker has an incredible screen presence and has been HIGHLY UNDERATED for so many years. Only recently (thanks to Merl and Walking Dead) has he finally got the respect he deserves. I cant wait to check him out in Guardians. Rooker is clearly the perfect choice and I cant believe no one has considered him yet. He has the physical presence and he can be really sinister when he wants to be. And NO HE'S NOT JUST A MARVEL GUY NOW. He has one small supporting role in Guardians, a group of heroes that 90% of the population no nothing about. It's not like Rooker's character is going to get his own spin-off movie. Mark Strong is great but he was already Sinestro. Cranston is the man, but would make a much better Commissioner Gordon as he did in Batman: Year One
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11:49AM on 08/10/2013
Cast Joe Manganiello and call it a day. I haven't really seen Scott Adkins work so I can't judge but I don't think he really looks the part. He looks like he should be in Best of the Best 5 or something. Oh, and please no Ryan Gosling. I like the guy but not for Batman.
Cast Joe Manganiello and call it a day. I haven't really seen Scott Adkins work so I can't judge but I don't think he really looks the part. He looks like he should be in Best of the Best 5 or something. Oh, and please no Ryan Gosling. I like the guy but not for Batman.
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11:48AM on 08/10/2013
Hopefully just a rumour. Bale made his three films with Nolan and they were fine. Draw a line under it and move on. These new films don't need to be weighed down with baggage from Nolan's trilogy that cut so much out of the Batverse. Like Humungus says, "Just walk away".
Hopefully just a rumour. Bale made his three films with Nolan and they were fine. Draw a line under it and move on. These new films don't need to be weighed down with baggage from Nolan's trilogy that cut so much out of the Batverse. Like Humungus says, "Just walk away".
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11:19AM on 08/10/2013

Karl Urban

Just cast Karl Urban already
Just cast Karl Urban already
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8:10AM on 08/10/2013
Scott Adkins is one of the best martial artists out there, amazing physique. It would at least make the ass kicking more believable. He's an alright actor but he seems more suited to the kind of character that he plays in Undisputed 2 & Undisputed 3. Two movies that every fan of action should watch.
Scott Adkins is one of the best martial artists out there, amazing physique. It would at least make the ass kicking more believable. He's an alright actor but he seems more suited to the kind of character that he plays in Undisputed 2 & Undisputed 3. Two movies that every fan of action should watch.
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7:47AM on 08/10/2013

not sure

He's good for the fighting, but not so good for the acting...
Then again, maybe was he never given the opportunity to prove he can act.
He'll fit for a more badass Batman, for sure, but it's the Bruce part we're all worried about (he fit the physical, though: tall, handsome, muscular, looks good in a tuxedo...). He might just surprise us.
I'm good with a lesser known and more athletic actor than the previous Batman on films. It's a new DC Movies Universe, so let's try some new
He's good for the fighting, but not so good for the acting...
Then again, maybe was he never given the opportunity to prove he can act.
He'll fit for a more badass Batman, for sure, but it's the Bruce part we're all worried about (he fit the physical, though: tall, handsome, muscular, looks good in a tuxedo...). He might just surprise us.
I'm good with a lesser known and more athletic actor than the previous Batman on films. It's a new DC Movies Universe, so let's try some new things...
Still, I think it will be JUST a rumour...
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6:55AM on 08/10/2013

On a separate note...

that youtube video was just about the geekiest thing I've seen all week.
that youtube video was just about the geekiest thing I've seen all week.
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6:03AM on 08/10/2013
'Relatively unknown'? Wow, am i the only one whose watched Undisputed 2?
I like Scott but I'm kinda torn here. I dont doubt his abilities as an actor and would totally support him but for Batman? I dunno its like saying Jason Statham should be the next James Bond. Sure, he's played The Transporter but, come on.
As for the $50m paycheck I dont think Bale would be stupid to turn it down (I cant even say that insane amount with a straight face) instead i think its the studio thats foolish to
'Relatively unknown'? Wow, am i the only one whose watched Undisputed 2?
I like Scott but I'm kinda torn here. I dont doubt his abilities as an actor and would totally support him but for Batman? I dunno its like saying Jason Statham should be the next James Bond. Sure, he's played The Transporter but, come on.
As for the $50m paycheck I dont think Bale would be stupid to turn it down (I cant even say that insane amount with a straight face) instead i think its the studio thats foolish to make such an offer. Seriously is Batman really that important to them?
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6:52AM on 08/10/2013
I'd actually think the studios were stupid if they DIDN'T put this much weight on Batman, because he is that important to them. He could make or break this Superman - Batman movie. Unlike Marvel, Warner and DC have only a handful of superheroes that general fans give a damn about (Batman and Superman being atop all the rest, by far). If they get Bale to sign, it almost guarantees the commercial success of this film. If they get someone likable as Batman, word of mouth and good reviews will push
I'd actually think the studios were stupid if they DIDN'T put this much weight on Batman, because he is that important to them. He could make or break this Superman - Batman movie. Unlike Marvel, Warner and DC have only a handful of superheroes that general fans give a damn about (Batman and Superman being atop all the rest, by far). If they get Bale to sign, it almost guarantees the commercial success of this film. If they get someone likable as Batman, word of mouth and good reviews will push this movie forward. But if they cast the wrong guy and he doesn't connect with the audience the way Bale has, it could make people lose interest in DC's No.1 moneymaker, and that's extremely dangerous for their superhero line-up. So yeah, casting the perfect Batman is pivotal at this point, and getting Bale back would be like successfully landing on the moon for them.
4:50AM on 08/10/2013

Roller-coaster of emotions!

Part me of wishes this was true because who wouldn't get goosebumps when Bale's Batman and Cavill's Superman finally come face to face. But the skeptic in me wishes Nolan's universe would be left alone because it doesn't make sense for Snyder's Metropolis and Nolan's Gotham to co-exist. But hell, if Bale does come back, I'd jump for f*cking joy, seriously.
Part me of wishes this was true because who wouldn't get goosebumps when Bale's Batman and Cavill's Superman finally come face to face. But the skeptic in me wishes Nolan's universe would be left alone because it doesn't make sense for Snyder's Metropolis and Nolan's Gotham to co-exist. But hell, if Bale does come back, I'd jump for f*cking joy, seriously.
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3:56AM on 08/10/2013

MICHAEL ROOKER AS LEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rooker has an incredible screen presence and has been HIGHLY UNDERATED for so many years. Only recently (thanks to Merl and Walking Dead) has he finally got the respect he deserves. I cant wait to check him out in Guardians. Rooker is clearly the perfect choice and I cant believe no one has considered him yet. He has the physical presence and he can be really sinister when he wants to be. Mark Strong is great but he was already Sinestro. Cranston is the man, but would make a much better
Rooker has an incredible screen presence and has been HIGHLY UNDERATED for so many years. Only recently (thanks to Merl and Walking Dead) has he finally got the respect he deserves. I cant wait to check him out in Guardians. Rooker is clearly the perfect choice and I cant believe no one has considered him yet. He has the physical presence and he can be really sinister when he wants to be. Mark Strong is great but he was already Sinestro. Cranston is the man, but would make a much better Commissioner Gordon as he did in Batman: Year One.
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11:44AM on 08/10/2013
It's inspired, though being part of Guardians of the Galaxy might rule him out n the minds of the DC people.
It's inspired, though being part of Guardians of the Galaxy might rule him out n the minds of the DC people.
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2:16AM on 08/10/2013
Everyone one of you has to be a guy to think Adkins fits Bruce Wayne. That guy is FUGLY as hell. Bruce Wayne is supposed to be gorgeous not some rough neck. Do you guys even READ the comics? That is one hell of a character trait to just ignore. Look how many people, including me, thought that Shailene Woodley was no where near hot enough to be MJ. Anyone who plays Batman has to be Bruce Wayne as well and stand next to Cavill. Bale fit the bill as far as that goes. So does that Tyler guy. No one
Everyone one of you has to be a guy to think Adkins fits Bruce Wayne. That guy is FUGLY as hell. Bruce Wayne is supposed to be gorgeous not some rough neck. Do you guys even READ the comics? That is one hell of a character trait to just ignore. Look how many people, including me, thought that Shailene Woodley was no where near hot enough to be MJ. Anyone who plays Batman has to be Bruce Wayne as well and stand next to Cavill. Bale fit the bill as far as that goes. So does that Tyler guy. No one else has been anywhere near what Bruce Wayne IS. Knock it off with just thinking in the batsuit......whoever gets the part has to be Bruce Wayne as well....geez!
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12:53AM on 08/10/2013
I wish everyone would get off the effing "Bale is the only 1 that can be Batman" deal. HE IS NOT THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN PLAY THAT ROLE. Damn people. Personally, I don't think that he did that great of a job. After Batman Begins his performance went down with each subsequent film. Not to mention, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE NOLAN'S VERSION OF BATMAN. How does anyone know if Bale can even be any good at THIS version of Batman. No one, outside of the film makers, knows how Batman is going to be
I wish everyone would get off the effing "Bale is the only 1 that can be Batman" deal. HE IS NOT THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN PLAY THAT ROLE. Damn people. Personally, I don't think that he did that great of a job. After Batman Begins his performance went down with each subsequent film. Not to mention, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE NOLAN'S VERSION OF BATMAN. How does anyone know if Bale can even be any good at THIS version of Batman. No one, outside of the film makers, knows how Batman is going to be portrayed or what qualities they want in an actor so that he fits into the new DC universe they're making. Plus I can't see Bale fitting into a Justice League atmosphere. Nolan's vision of Batman didn't leave room for aliens & super powers. Just leave the Dark Knight trilogy alone & move on. Take a deep breath Bale fanboys & learn to let go & move forward with life.
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12:11AM on 08/10/2013
Oh, FUCK no! I don't care if he auditioned. No way they're seriously considering Adkins. I'm a fan of his work, but he needs to stay right where he is. Thumb this down though if you think Bruce Wayne should be played by a horrible actor.
Oh, FUCK no! I don't care if he auditioned. No way they're seriously considering Adkins. I'm a fan of his work, but he needs to stay right where he is. Thumb this down though if you think Bruce Wayne should be played by a horrible actor.
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11:45PM on 08/09/2013
maybe that money thing would work on bruce willis, but I can't see bale ever returning, even for that amount. That being said, this movie will most definitely suck.
maybe that money thing would work on bruce willis, but I can't see bale ever returning, even for that amount. That being said, this movie will most definitely suck.
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1:39PM on 08/10/2013
Nah, Bruce Willie would demand $51 million,,,
Nah, Bruce Willie would demand $51 million,,,
11:19PM on 08/09/2013

His a Martial Arts expert....

That can't act for shit...but If Batman does not take the costume off the whole movie , maybe this guy could be good. I always wanted an agile Batman , and this guy has the talent.
That can't act for shit...but If Batman does not take the costume off the whole movie , maybe this guy could be good. I always wanted an agile Batman , and this guy has the talent.
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11:17PM on 08/09/2013
Love Nolan But he has to realize this is for something more than just him and his trilogy. If you want DC to have the best chance then suck it up and write something that will blow those Marvel children's movies away. Im sorry but after seeing Iron Man 3 Marvel is on the decline. The Avengers was good but compared to TDKR it looked like something you'd see on Toon Disney. Man of Steel was for sure better than the Avengers. I also wish people would get off Joss Whedon's dick.
Love Nolan But he has to realize this is for something more than just him and his trilogy. If you want DC to have the best chance then suck it up and write something that will blow those Marvel children's movies away. Im sorry but after seeing Iron Man 3 Marvel is on the decline. The Avengers was good but compared to TDKR it looked like something you'd see on Toon Disney. Man of Steel was for sure better than the Avengers. I also wish people would get off Joss Whedon's dick.
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1:57AM on 08/10/2013
Agreed. I like a lot of the Marvel movies, but Avengers was OK at best and Iron Man 2 and 3 both sucked. TDKR and MoS were significantly better in my opinion. It's like the whole world has drank the Marvel Movie Kool-Aid because they treat The Avengers like it's the be all and end all comic book movie, when the heroes spend most of their time bitching at each other on the Helicarrier. That said, I loved the first Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. But none compared to the
Agreed. I like a lot of the Marvel movies, but Avengers was OK at best and Iron Man 2 and 3 both sucked. TDKR and MoS were significantly better in my opinion. It's like the whole world has drank the Marvel Movie Kool-Aid because they treat The Avengers like it's the be all and end all comic book movie, when the heroes spend most of their time bitching at each other on the Helicarrier. That said, I loved the first Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. But none compared to the Dark Knight trilogy.
10:18PM on 08/10/2013
Iron Man 2 has been playing a lot on TV lately. It's a lot better than I remembered. It is watchable. In terms of humour it is better than the original Iron Man: the first movie was comparatively very serious. Maybe that's what you don't like about Iron man 2-3 and the Avengers but that's what you get when you hire people like Robert Downy Jr., Josh Whedon and Shane Black.
Iron Man 2 has been playing a lot on TV lately. It's a lot better than I remembered. It is watchable. In terms of humour it is better than the original Iron Man: the first movie was comparatively very serious. Maybe that's what you don't like about Iron man 2-3 and the Avengers but that's what you get when you hire people like Robert Downy Jr., Josh Whedon and Shane Black.
10:49PM on 08/09/2013
And come on, they didn't offer him 50 Mil to do it. That's ridiculous.
And come on, they didn't offer him 50 Mil to do it. That's ridiculous.
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10:26PM on 08/10/2013
If they offered 50 million, I'd imagine that would include at least one Justice League movie too.
If they offered 50 million, I'd imagine that would include at least one Justice League movie too.
10:47PM on 08/09/2013

Bale

Bale is the top choice no matter who you can come up with. They can bring the Dark Knight trilogy into this. Just because superman didn't exist while those movies were going doesn't mean that he cant exist after the events of those movies. All these actors that are being suggested will always be second best to Bale.

....... if someone had a gun to my head though, I would choose Eric Bana.......
Bale is the top choice no matter who you can come up with. They can bring the Dark Knight trilogy into this. Just because superman didn't exist while those movies were going doesn't mean that he cant exist after the events of those movies. All these actors that are being suggested will always be second best to Bale.

....... if someone had a gun to my head though, I would choose Eric Bana.......
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10:24PM on 08/09/2013
Adkins is an excellent martial artist but I don't feel he's a great actor. Now, lots of people on the strike backs have been saying that you don't need a great actor for Batman and that Batman isn't a difficult character to play, but I think understanding what makes Bruce Wayne tick isn't a particularly easy task and there never needs to be something going on beneath the physicality and the brooding and scowling. Is Adkins up to it? I'm not sure. Then again, Cavill's efforts before Man of Steel
Adkins is an excellent martial artist but I don't feel he's a great actor. Now, lots of people on the strike backs have been saying that you don't need a great actor for Batman and that Batman isn't a difficult character to play, but I think understanding what makes Bruce Wayne tick isn't a particularly easy task and there never needs to be something going on beneath the physicality and the brooding and scowling. Is Adkins up to it? I'm not sure. Then again, Cavill's efforts before Man of Steel didn't inspire much confidence but he did do a pretty good job, so we'll have to wait and see. $50 million does sound pretty desperate, but I think the curtain has been brought down on Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and it is time for a slightly different incarnation to take wing.
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10:23PM on 08/09/2013
I think Billy Crudup would make a great Batman. A lot of fanboys tend to forget that behind the cape and cowl, there must be a character presence. Bruce is obviously the heart and soul of what makes 'The Dark Knight', casting Scott Adkins (to me at least) you might as well get Louis Leterrier or Simon West to direct the movie. People are voting Adkins because he's ripped and has a short hair cut with a little bit of gel. You can take any scrawny actor, or any actor at all, and give him 6 months
I think Billy Crudup would make a great Batman. A lot of fanboys tend to forget that behind the cape and cowl, there must be a character presence. Bruce is obviously the heart and soul of what makes 'The Dark Knight', casting Scott Adkins (to me at least) you might as well get Louis Leterrier or Simon West to direct the movie. People are voting Adkins because he's ripped and has a short hair cut with a little bit of gel. You can take any scrawny actor, or any actor at all, and give him 6 months of prior training to get in shape to be Batman, but can he act? That's the damn question! Remember when Bale was cast as Bats? I'm pretty sure he wasn't even 100 lbs when they made the announcement. I think Crudup is a great and UNDERRATED actor, give him 6 months to get in shape, and you'll have a respectable Bruce Wayne/Batman. That's my opinion.
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10:04PM on 08/09/2013
I say go with Adkins. Imagine if they paid Bale $50 million and the film flopped anyway. They need a new Batman anyway for the Justice League franchise. Let's focus on writing good scripts and not overpaying actors.
I say go with Adkins. Imagine if they paid Bale $50 million and the film flopped anyway. They need a new Batman anyway for the Justice League franchise. Let's focus on writing good scripts and not overpaying actors.
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9:42PM on 08/09/2013
I can imagine Scott Adkins being an awesome Batman. Can't really imagine him as Bruce Wayne though but I guess that is what screen tests are for! Besides, you don't need Daniel Day-Lewis caliber to play Bruce Wayne.

Bale is a very good actor (I think The Fighter proved that) but I didn't like him as Bruce Wayne or Batman. I grew up with the animated series and Christian Bale's Batman seems like a sissy compared to that version.
I can imagine Scott Adkins being an awesome Batman. Can't really imagine him as Bruce Wayne though but I guess that is what screen tests are for! Besides, you don't need Daniel Day-Lewis caliber to play Bruce Wayne.

Bale is a very good actor (I think The Fighter proved that) but I didn't like him as Bruce Wayne or Batman. I grew up with the animated series and Christian Bale's Batman seems like a sissy compared to that version.
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9:30PM on 08/09/2013
Hugh Jackman as Batman???

NAAAAHHHHH, I'm just kiddin' ya'll!
Hugh Jackman as Batman???

NAAAAHHHHH, I'm just kiddin' ya'll!
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10:22PM on 08/09/2013
So you're saying bring out Dark Claw!
So you're saying bring out Dark Claw!
9:29PM on 08/09/2013
Bale should just do it on that kind of coinage. They don't even have to reflect The Dark Knight trilogy either. He could be a younger version of Bruce like in Batman Begins, as opposed to following the trilogy, and having Bruce be significantly older, like in The Dark Knight Rises.
Bale should just do it on that kind of coinage. They don't even have to reflect The Dark Knight trilogy either. He could be a younger version of Bruce like in Batman Begins, as opposed to following the trilogy, and having Bruce be significantly older, like in The Dark Knight Rises.
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8:48PM on 08/09/2013
Adkins seems like he might have the screen presence to be more than a Direct-to-DVD star, but Batman isn't a role you hand out to a guy who shows promise. He needs a non-franchise project to break out with. He might be cool as a villain or supporting character though like Metallo, Deadshot, or Rick Flagg.

But you need a real actor for Batman. Someone with talent, star power, and just entering the prime of his career. I've thought about it, and I think Bradley Cooper might be our Bat.
Adkins seems like he might have the screen presence to be more than a Direct-to-DVD star, but Batman isn't a role you hand out to a guy who shows promise. He needs a non-franchise project to break out with. He might be cool as a villain or supporting character though like Metallo, Deadshot, or Rick Flagg.

But you need a real actor for Batman. Someone with talent, star power, and just entering the prime of his career. I've thought about it, and I think Bradley Cooper might be our Bat. Certainly helps that he's basically the only Oscar-caliber actor out there with no connections to either the Marvelverse or Nolanverse.
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10:03PM on 08/09/2013
Man, I usually agree with the stuff you say, and you have one of my favorite usernames, but Bradley Cooper?
Man, I usually agree with the stuff you say, and you have one of my favorite usernames, but Bradley Cooper?
12:54AM on 08/11/2013
To be perfectly frank, I'd vastly prefer Cooper to all the names being discussed right now.

He's got the raw acting talent, the screen presence, he's the right age, and he can handle the physical acting challenges. I especially think Cooper would be an interesting choice if Snyder sought to play up the 'world's greatest detective' angle of Batman to differentiate from Nolan's focus on 'the dark knight.'

You basically had to have had at least two Oscar nominations to even get into the
To be perfectly frank, I'd vastly prefer Cooper to all the names being discussed right now.

He's got the raw acting talent, the screen presence, he's the right age, and he can handle the physical acting challenges. I especially think Cooper would be an interesting choice if Snyder sought to play up the 'world's greatest detective' angle of Batman to differentiate from Nolan's focus on 'the dark knight.'

You basically had to have had at least two Oscar nominations to even get into the cast of Nolan's trilogy. Alfred - Oscar Winner, Lucius - Oscar Winner, Talia - Oscar Winner. Falcone, Joker, Catwoman, R'as (both Neeson AND Watanabe) all Oscar nominees prior to their casting. Does anyone really think Warner Brothers is going to ditch that legacy of excellence for a DVD bin roundhouse kicker or some fanboy's favorite TV werewolf?


Now while Batman might be a little outside of his current comfort zone...certainly not moreso than when Michael Keaton took the cape & cowl.

If I were a betting man...Warner Brothers is going to spend the money to lock up Bradley Cooper for the DC movieverse, and Batman's the role he's most likely to get. I'll eat my words if I'm wrong.
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8:45PM on 08/09/2013
fck Balee... he so pussy crying for rachel for 7 years jajaja... cmon give some real baddasery to Bats, I put my money for Adkins and Jim Caviezel
fck Balee... he so pussy crying for rachel for 7 years jajaja... cmon give some real baddasery to Bats, I put my money for Adkins and Jim Caviezel
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8:49PM on 08/09/2013
I actually liked Bale but I can't disagree with your suggestion for Jim Caviezel. Only problem is Person of Interest. I suppose if this was the last season he might have time to film before the 2015 release, but there are so many story arcs going on in that show that it seems almost impossible to wrap up 100% in only one more season.
I actually liked Bale but I can't disagree with your suggestion for Jim Caviezel. Only problem is Person of Interest. I suppose if this was the last season he might have time to film before the 2015 release, but there are so many story arcs going on in that show that it seems almost impossible to wrap up 100% in only one more season.
8:38PM on 08/09/2013
Adkins rocks
Adkins rocks
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8:24PM on 08/09/2013
Thats stupid to offer Christian Bale that much money, I am sorry but no actor is worth that much especially for one picture... trust me, he is a great actor ...but he should want to do it because he wants to, not because of how much money you can throw at him. At this point, I just hope they cast an actor who not only looks like Bruce Wayne but makes for a damn good Batman...(minus George Clooney and Val Kilmer) each actor has brought something important to the character...lets hope the next
Thats stupid to offer Christian Bale that much money, I am sorry but no actor is worth that much especially for one picture... trust me, he is a great actor ...but he should want to do it because he wants to, not because of how much money you can throw at him. At this point, I just hope they cast an actor who not only looks like Bruce Wayne but makes for a damn good Batman...(minus George Clooney and Val Kilmer) each actor has brought something important to the character...lets hope the next guy can continue that uniqueness.
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9:22PM on 08/09/2013
RDJ and Jack Nicloson have been paid that amount and more for their roles in Iron Man Series and Batman 89 respectively.,
RDJ and Jack Nicloson have been paid that amount and more for their roles in Iron Man Series and Batman 89 respectively.,
8:23PM on 08/09/2013

Is this a joke?

Do not cast this b list actor for Batman. At this point just get Bail back.
Do not cast this b list actor for Batman. At this point just get Bail back.
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8:08PM on 08/09/2013
Told you. No matter if we make 500 "cast this" of Batman in this site, Warner Bros won't choose any of our options, no matter how good they are; they'll pick the impossible choice for us..
Told you. No matter if we make 500 "cast this" of Batman in this site, Warner Bros won't choose any of our options, no matter how good they are; they'll pick the impossible choice for us..
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8:07PM on 08/09/2013

Am I

Am I the only batman fan here who loved the Nolan films, but didn't care for Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne? I wouldnt want him back
Am I the only batman fan here who loved the Nolan films, but didn't care for Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne? I wouldnt want him back
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7:54PM on 08/09/2013
I'm more concerned about acting skills compared to fighting skills.
I'm more concerned about acting skills compared to fighting skills.
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7:48PM on 08/09/2013

Adkins for Batman? No Way

Adkins had good physical presence, but he's an awful actor. Have you even seen Gringo? Roflcano.
Adkins had good physical presence, but he's an awful actor. Have you even seen Gringo? Roflcano.
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7:31PM on 08/09/2013

Give it to Adkins!

I don't think I could take any more of Bale's Batman voice. It has become comical.
I don't think I could take any more of Bale's Batman voice. It has become comical.
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7:28PM on 08/09/2013

Nice

Batman being played by someone who knows how to fight...I'd be down for that!
Batman being played by someone who knows how to fight...I'd be down for that!
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7:12PM on 08/09/2013
Hmm, as far as I know, Bale isn't that type of man who will be lured by money. He's man of integrity. However, $50 million is a lot of money but I don't think he'll be back. As for Scott Adkins, he's a surprising choice but I think he might work.
Hmm, as far as I know, Bale isn't that type of man who will be lured by money. He's man of integrity. However, $50 million is a lot of money but I don't think he'll be back. As for Scott Adkins, he's a surprising choice but I think he might work.
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7:50PM on 08/09/2013
As far as you know? What, you're only social acquaintances, not besties??
As far as you know? What, you're only social acquaintances, not besties??
8:14PM on 08/09/2013
Haha, no, I'm just a movie geek.
Haha, no, I'm just a movie geek.
7:02PM on 08/09/2013

Bale wouldnt make sense......I'll explain............

The return of Nolan's Batman wouldn't make sense in the new Man of Steel universe. If Bale's Batman and Cavil's Superman co-existed than you're stuck answering the question "WHY DID SUPERMAN ALLOW THE EVENTS OF DK3 TO TAKE PLACE?" Where was he and why did he allow terrorists to take over Gotham for so long? Clark was a hero before he was Superman and would have not have sat back and watched all that go down.
The return of Nolan's Batman wouldn't make sense in the new Man of Steel universe. If Bale's Batman and Cavil's Superman co-existed than you're stuck answering the question "WHY DID SUPERMAN ALLOW THE EVENTS OF DK3 TO TAKE PLACE?" Where was he and why did he allow terrorists to take over Gotham for so long? Clark was a hero before he was Superman and would have not have sat back and watched all that go down.
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7:08PM on 08/09/2013
Because Clark spent the first 33 years of his life as a wandering nomad with little or no connection to the outside world. Bam, done.
Because Clark spent the first 33 years of his life as a wandering nomad with little or no connection to the outside world. Bam, done.
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6:48PM on 08/09/2013
Screw Bale. Get either Topher Grace or Vince Vaughn and I'll be there.
Screw Bale. Get either Topher Grace or Vince Vaughn and I'll be there.
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7:51PM on 08/09/2013
I second this.
I second this.
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6:43PM on 08/09/2013
I'll take either. Connecting this to the dark knight trilogy will make this film a shit ton more money and we really don't need a new Batman franchise yet so having him in just Superman and Justice League movies is good enough. If they want a new franchise then I would be happy with Adkins though, and would welcome a new take on Gotham.
I'll take either. Connecting this to the dark knight trilogy will make this film a shit ton more money and we really don't need a new Batman franchise yet so having him in just Superman and Justice League movies is good enough. If they want a new franchise then I would be happy with Adkins though, and would welcome a new take on Gotham.
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6:43PM on 08/09/2013

Come on...

I'm tired of fanboys and their band-wagoning process i.e. as soon as one trilogy ends they begin to dislike it in favor of something "new." Bale was the perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman, and his detective skills were on display quite a bit, so stop saying "wah! he was never a detective!" Re-watch the trilogy.
I'm tired of fanboys and their band-wagoning process i.e. as soon as one trilogy ends they begin to dislike it in favor of something "new." Bale was the perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman, and his detective skills were on display quite a bit, so stop saying "wah! he was never a detective!" Re-watch the trilogy.
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6:49PM on 08/09/2013
The dark knight trilogy nailed the character better than any other live batman before it. Bale was perfect.
The dark knight trilogy nailed the character better than any other live batman before it. Bale was perfect.
6:55PM on 08/09/2013
For real, there are many instances in the trilogy where we see him using new and old Detective techniques, including interrogation, following up on leads, eradiated bills for tracking money, using face mapping software, surveillance, ballistics, fingerprints and information gathering. I often wonder what most people's definition of a Detective is, I mean should he be wearing a fedora and internally monologuing about dames or something?
For real, there are many instances in the trilogy where we see him using new and old Detective techniques, including interrogation, following up on leads, eradiated bills for tracking money, using face mapping software, surveillance, ballistics, fingerprints and information gathering. I often wonder what most people's definition of a Detective is, I mean should he be wearing a fedora and internally monologuing about dames or something?
7:44PM on 08/09/2013
I disagree, overall the trilogy was weak. The first movie was boring, saved by Michael Caine and Liam Neeson.

Second movie, if not for Heath ledger would not have been anywhere near as good. He was mesmerizing to watch and stole every scene he was in. The rest of the movie you were just waiting for him to be back on. Sure the pacing was decent and such and the cinematography was good, but the rest of the film was bland.

Third movie, horrible in every sense of the film. I will
I disagree, overall the trilogy was weak. The first movie was boring, saved by Michael Caine and Liam Neeson.

Second movie, if not for Heath ledger would not have been anywhere near as good. He was mesmerizing to watch and stole every scene he was in. The rest of the movie you were just waiting for him to be back on. Sure the pacing was decent and such and the cinematography was good, but the rest of the film was bland.

Third movie, horrible in every sense of the film. I will never watch that movie again.
7:51PM on 08/09/2013
TDKR is too painful to re-watch.
TDKR is too painful to re-watch.
6:39PM on 08/09/2013

Yes for Bale

Do you people not realize that if Bale returned, they WOULD be including Nolan's trilogy as part of the DCU canon? It's fairly obvious. Why would you want to see a new Batman? Honestly, what would be the upside? You can't keep rebooting a character forever. If they're going to use an older Wayne anyways, make it Bale. And yes, the Nolan Batman can absolutely fit within Snyder's universe. To think otherwise is to lack imagination.
Do you people not realize that if Bale returned, they WOULD be including Nolan's trilogy as part of the DCU canon? It's fairly obvious. Why would you want to see a new Batman? Honestly, what would be the upside? You can't keep rebooting a character forever. If they're going to use an older Wayne anyways, make it Bale. And yes, the Nolan Batman can absolutely fit within Snyder's universe. To think otherwise is to lack imagination.
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6:50PM on 08/09/2013
You can't keep rebooting a character?? Yeah because James bond hasn't been doing that for 50 years now.
You can't keep rebooting a character?? Yeah because James bond hasn't been doing that for 50 years now.
6:38PM on 08/09/2013

Adkins would sell it for me.

Man, of all the names they have brought to the table to replace Bale, Adkins is the first one that really interests me. I would TOTALLY love to see him as Batman, and if you have seen him as Boyka in the Undisputed sequels, you know what I'm talking about. I can see him embodying Batman easily. This man is a forgotten gem in Hollywood, since he not only has the physique, but when given the chance he can really give a good acting. Although I find hard to believe Warner would choose him, I'd
Man, of all the names they have brought to the table to replace Bale, Adkins is the first one that really interests me. I would TOTALLY love to see him as Batman, and if you have seen him as Boyka in the Undisputed sequels, you know what I'm talking about. I can see him embodying Batman easily. This man is a forgotten gem in Hollywood, since he not only has the physique, but when given the chance he can really give a good acting. Although I find hard to believe Warner would choose him, I'd route for him over any of the pretty faces mentioned in the past news.
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6:27PM on 08/09/2013
Bale is just easy advertising for them. "Hey, Bale's back? He never steered me wrong," is what a majority will think if he is indeed back. It would be cool, but I don't see it happening. Plus, they just need to cast whoever they want for the next Batman franchise....
Bale is just easy advertising for them. "Hey, Bale's back? He never steered me wrong," is what a majority will think if he is indeed back. It would be cool, but I don't see it happening. Plus, they just need to cast whoever they want for the next Batman franchise....
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6:26PM on 08/09/2013
Please not Adkins as Batman. I know the guy can jump-kick, but he needs to do more.
Please not Adkins as Batman. I know the guy can jump-kick, but he needs to do more.
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6:24PM on 08/09/2013

My 2 cents . . .

What if Superman was the reason Bruce survived the nuclear bomb blast at the end of TDKR? It could play into the fact that Clark used to be like an "angel," saving people without being spotted again, or the survivors being able to explain it. Seems like the only logical way to go from the Nolanverse into the MOS universe.
What if Superman was the reason Bruce survived the nuclear bomb blast at the end of TDKR? It could play into the fact that Clark used to be like an "angel," saving people without being spotted again, or the survivors being able to explain it. Seems like the only logical way to go from the Nolanverse into the MOS universe.
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6:48PM on 08/09/2013
If that's true, why didn't superman just grab bane and the bomb as soon as he took over Gotham.
If that's true, why didn't superman just grab bane and the bomb as soon as he took over Gotham.
7:46PM on 08/09/2013
That nuclear bomb that exploded a couple of miles outside of Gotham and would have killed everyone with the fallout? Superman would have to be the only reason that section of the country survived, but that would be cheating to explain one of the most idiotic parts of the movie. That is just as bad as nuking the fridge but people overlook it.
That nuclear bomb that exploded a couple of miles outside of Gotham and would have killed everyone with the fallout? Superman would have to be the only reason that section of the country survived, but that would be cheating to explain one of the most idiotic parts of the movie. That is just as bad as nuking the fridge but people overlook it.
9:18PM on 08/09/2013
I understand and respect both of your points. But let's be honest . . . If they are going to go with the whole "super hero" element, does it really have to make complete sense? Hell, what if Superman saved Bruce and then used his superblowing abilities to detract the fallout into space or something? I know I'm drawing straws, but at some point one will have to suspend their disbelief.

As far as taking out Bane, you could ask the same question in all comics on why so and so didn't help out
I understand and respect both of your points. But let's be honest . . . If they are going to go with the whole "super hero" element, does it really have to make complete sense? Hell, what if Superman saved Bruce and then used his superblowing abilities to detract the fallout into space or something? I know I'm drawing straws, but at some point one will have to suspend their disbelief.

As far as taking out Bane, you could ask the same question in all comics on why so and so didn't help out so and so when they are in the same universe. I mean, does Batman ALWAYS need Superman? Does Iron Man always need Captain America? My point is, once you cross characters in the same universe, you are basically stuck with asking that question. Maybe that is why they have their own films/comics . . . our heroes are our heroes, because they can handle things on there own. Again, I understand I'm drawing straws, but that's the best I can do. I'm not an avid comic reader, but I love the character of Batman and Superman and am just glad that I'll get to see them together. I'm not going to overthnk it.
10:22PM on 08/09/2013
It was established (as I recall) that the bat had autopilot so Batman could have bailed out before the bomb exploded. The heat and radiation should have killed him but enough distance plus tons of water plus the batsuit could have saved him. The force of the blast should have knocked him out though. I could buy Superman showing up after the explosion and saving him.
It was established (as I recall) that the bat had autopilot so Batman could have bailed out before the bomb exploded. The heat and radiation should have killed him but enough distance plus tons of water plus the batsuit could have saved him. The force of the blast should have knocked him out though. I could buy Superman showing up after the explosion and saving him.
1:08PM on 08/10/2013
It wouldn't work because everyone found out Batman was Bruce Wayne.
It wouldn't work because everyone found out Batman was Bruce Wayne.
6:22PM on 08/09/2013

I didn't like Bale as batman...

He made a good bruce wayne and i was OK with Batman Begins but for me the stupid Batman voice literally ruined the character. He wasn't a detective, he was just angry and shouty and punched people instead of outsmarting them and then punching them. It was the villains in the Dark Knight and Rises that made the movies great.
Rose tinted glasses are to blame for the love of Bale's Batman for the simple fact that the last two we had were fucking awful... (Clooney and his rubber nips and Kilmer
He made a good bruce wayne and i was OK with Batman Begins but for me the stupid Batman voice literally ruined the character. He wasn't a detective, he was just angry and shouty and punched people instead of outsmarting them and then punching them. It was the villains in the Dark Knight and Rises that made the movies great.
Rose tinted glasses are to blame for the love of Bale's Batman for the simple fact that the last two we had were fucking awful... (Clooney and his rubber nips and Kilmer with his Kilmer acting face.)
Seth Rogan would be good Batman in comparison to those two.

We need a new Bat... I don't know if Adkins has the acting chops to pull off both the Batman and Bruce Wayne but he can certainly kick ass. (My girlfriend has fought him on several occasions in training so she knows 1st hand)
I'd like to see and older Bruce Wayne/Batman... My pick would go with Anson Mount.
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7:49PM on 08/09/2013
Agreed. Batman Begins was good, and Bale actually got in shape for the role. TDK was Better because of The Joker, and Bale wasn't in as good a shape as BB. TDKR stunk on ice, and the voice just got comical. Between the Batman voice and the Bane voice, it was torture even sitting through it, not to mention all the plot holes. Let Nolan's universe die a deserving death and bring in new blood. Nolan's Batman was not the Batman Frank Miller envisioned, as much as Nolan tried to copy Miller's
Agreed. Batman Begins was good, and Bale actually got in shape for the role. TDK was Better because of The Joker, and Bale wasn't in as good a shape as BB. TDKR stunk on ice, and the voice just got comical. Between the Batman voice and the Bane voice, it was torture even sitting through it, not to mention all the plot holes. Let Nolan's universe die a deserving death and bring in new blood. Nolan's Batman was not the Batman Frank Miller envisioned, as much as Nolan tried to copy Miller's storylines. It's time for a new take. As a lifelong Batman fan, I would not even go to the theater for another Nolan/Bale Batman.
6:20PM on 08/09/2013
For me there is no point in getting Bale back. He's done his time as Bats, now it's time for someone new to have a shot for a new era... Man Of Steel was film #1 of a new wave. Look forward. If you get Bale back then you may as well lock in Ryan Reynolds for a cameo as Green Lantern.

The new Batman should be cast with a view for more solo films as well as a Justice League outing.

I have no idea about Adkins so have no comment in that part of the story.

For me there is no point in getting Bale back. He's done his time as Bats, now it's time for someone new to have a shot for a new era... Man Of Steel was film #1 of a new wave. Look forward. If you get Bale back then you may as well lock in Ryan Reynolds for a cameo as Green Lantern.

The new Batman should be cast with a view for more solo films as well as a Justice League outing.

I have no idea about Adkins so have no comment in that part of the story.

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6:11PM on 08/09/2013
If they go for a complete unknown than I would like to see Dominic Cooper get the part. He could pull off a good duality of playing Bruce Wayne and Batman.
If they go for a complete unknown than I would like to see Dominic Cooper get the part. He could pull off a good duality of playing Bruce Wayne and Batman.
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7:12PM on 08/09/2013
Dude I thank God every day you're not a casting director.
Dude I thank God every day you're not a casting director.
7:18PM on 08/09/2013
Dude, I thank God everyday that I don't care about your opinion.
Dude, I thank God everyday that I don't care about your opinion.
7:54PM on 08/09/2013
I bet you loved Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher too.
I bet you loved Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher too.
10:21PM on 08/09/2013
LOL wow....
LOL wow....
5:15AM on 08/10/2013
Dominic Cooper is a "complete unknown"?
Then Brad Pitt is a vaguely familiar individual, I suppose.
Dominic Cooper is a "complete unknown"?
Then Brad Pitt is a vaguely familiar individual, I suppose.
12:20PM on 08/11/2013
haha God love ya Soloist
haha God love ya Soloist
6:10PM on 08/09/2013

I'd love to see Adkins as Batman

But that's never going to happen(not in a big budget film anyway) He's too much of a b movie star. At most he's going to have a bit part like William Fichtner, Anthony Michael Hall and Desmond Harrington in the earlier Batman films. That being said, I'd love to be proven wrong on this one!
But that's never going to happen(not in a big budget film anyway) He's too much of a b movie star. At most he's going to have a bit part like William Fichtner, Anthony Michael Hall and Desmond Harrington in the earlier Batman films. That being said, I'd love to be proven wrong on this one!
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6:03PM on 08/09/2013

You know... this Scott Adkins thing might be the right way to go.

I always liked Bale's Batman in the Nolen Trilogy, because it was very grounded and realistic in the "Yeah this guy kicks ass, but not so much that it's physically impossible" way and he added the emotional and physical weight of the burden of Batman to it and I think he did a fine job, but I was really hoping for a new caped crusader for these new DC flicks and I was looking forward to one with a little more Badass/Detective to it and after watching that semi-grating nerd rant on why Scott
I always liked Bale's Batman in the Nolen Trilogy, because it was very grounded and realistic in the "Yeah this guy kicks ass, but not so much that it's physically impossible" way and he added the emotional and physical weight of the burden of Batman to it and I think he did a fine job, but I was really hoping for a new caped crusader for these new DC flicks and I was looking forward to one with a little more Badass/Detective to it and after watching that semi-grating nerd rant on why Scott Adkins would own the part it actually kind of sold me.
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5:56PM on 08/09/2013
It seems like the more news I hear about this, the less excited I get. Which shouldn't happen b/c this is a freakin Superman vs. batman movie. I just feel like DC only cares about the money at this point and not establishing a good series of films. That's why they're throwing batman into the sequel, b/c he's there most popular character. And it's why they're trying to play it safe and bring back Bale.
It seems like the more news I hear about this, the less excited I get. Which shouldn't happen b/c this is a freakin Superman vs. batman movie. I just feel like DC only cares about the money at this point and not establishing a good series of films. That's why they're throwing batman into the sequel, b/c he's there most popular character. And it's why they're trying to play it safe and bring back Bale.
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5:55PM on 08/09/2013

Nolans Batman can be in the Same Universe as MAn of Steel..

Man of Steel is movie that shows if a more powerful alien or aliens would come to earth in reality, how would we react ,how would the aliens react to us...and since Batman has been operating for a while, this new alien can even prove overwhelming to even Bruce/Batman/Bale.
Bale's Batman makes more sense in Man of Steel than rebooting the hero, and since Man of Steel is also Nolan's universe as well this would be just right.
I'm hip to Bale news!
Man of Steel is movie that shows if a more powerful alien or aliens would come to earth in reality, how would we react ,how would the aliens react to us...and since Batman has been operating for a while, this new alien can even prove overwhelming to even Bruce/Batman/Bale.
Bale's Batman makes more sense in Man of Steel than rebooting the hero, and since Man of Steel is also Nolan's universe as well this would be just right.
I'm hip to Bale news!
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5:52PM on 08/09/2013
whenever Batman is mentioned, Bale's name is sure to follow, sigh. I am more interested in seeing someone new in the role. the older age range I been hearing about is more interesting to me. plus there are two reasons I rather have someone new in the role 1) if Bale returns for this one movie, then what are they gonna do when its time to start the new franchise, or the justice league film, recast? not a smart idea. 2) the older Batman is better due to the fact that they can already have his
whenever Batman is mentioned, Bale's name is sure to follow, sigh. I am more interested in seeing someone new in the role. the older age range I been hearing about is more interesting to me. plus there are two reasons I rather have someone new in the role 1) if Bale returns for this one movie, then what are they gonna do when its time to start the new franchise, or the justice league film, recast? not a smart idea. 2) the older Batman is better due to the fact that they can already have his rogue gallery in existense. no more origins, if a origin has to be done, then do it in flash back or through the bat computer when research needs to be done, which by the way, i feel the Nolan series didnt focus on, the detective aspect of the character. anyways.
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5:50PM on 08/09/2013

As much as I love Bale in anything, most of all Batman...

What would be the point of him returning as Batman if the past films continuation won't be there? Wouldn't it be impossibly confusing to the viewers if its a new universe without any connection with the Nolanverse?? And dumping 50M for that....I call bullshit.

Now, if they finally merge the two universes....That'd be a totally different matter.
What would be the point of him returning as Batman if the past films continuation won't be there? Wouldn't it be impossibly confusing to the viewers if its a new universe without any connection with the Nolanverse?? And dumping 50M for that....I call bullshit.

Now, if they finally merge the two universes....That'd be a totally different matter.
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5:47PM on 08/09/2013

I'd love for Bale to play Batman again, but...

...it'd never vibe with Nolan's universe. It just wouldn't. They'd have to basically pretend his Batman has no relation to the previous films, which would confuse audiences. It's probably for the best that they get a new actor. Also, I have basically zero faith in this film due to Zack Snyder and the mediocrity of Man of Steel. We'll see how it goes, though.
...it'd never vibe with Nolan's universe. It just wouldn't. They'd have to basically pretend his Batman has no relation to the previous films, which would confuse audiences. It's probably for the best that they get a new actor. Also, I have basically zero faith in this film due to Zack Snyder and the mediocrity of Man of Steel. We'll see how it goes, though.
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6:19PM on 08/09/2013
Couldn't agree with you more. IMO, with the exception of the flashback Smallville/early Clark Kent scenes, MoS was CGI garbage.
Couldn't agree with you more. IMO, with the exception of the flashback Smallville/early Clark Kent scenes, MoS was CGI garbage.
6:26PM on 08/09/2013
Honestly, I don't want Bale back. He's done, but I never bought into the idea it wouldn't work. I mean, if Bale as Batman walked up to Cavill as Superman, I don't think many people would question it
Honestly, I don't want Bale back. He's done, but I never bought into the idea it wouldn't work. I mean, if Bale as Batman walked up to Cavill as Superman, I don't think many people would question it
5:41PM on 08/09/2013
I would not be surprised if WB did toss the money at Bale as he has more than proved he is worth the money. Now if only this were true and Bale wanted that kind of money.

Scott Adkins can fight. He is popular for a reason. So maybe he would do OK
I would not be surprised if WB did toss the money at Bale as he has more than proved he is worth the money. Now if only this were true and Bale wanted that kind of money.

Scott Adkins can fight. He is popular for a reason. So maybe he would do OK
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