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05.31.2013by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Villains Benedict Cumberbatch Should Play!

Benedict Cumberbatch is by far the highlight of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. He plays the villain so well that it begs the question: why doesn't he play the bad guy in everything? Apart from his role of Smaug the dragon in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG later this year, Cumberbatch's upcoming roles seem to lean a little more positive. So, here are ten film bad guys that he would be perfect to play. If you can think of any others or disagree with these, add them in the talk backs below.

#10 - Randall Flagg

Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER is inching towards a reality and for every idea in casting the hero Roland there are as many for the villain Randall Flagg. Flagg is a shapeshifting devil who appears through various King novels and stories, most notably THE STAND. But, his initial appearance in THE DARK TOWER as The Man in Black presents one of the most enduring villains on the written page. Cumberbatch could play the demonic bad guy to perfection and would only be needed for the first film.

#9 - A Replicant

Ridley Scott has been touting a sequel to BLADE RUNNER for a while now. Cumberbatch played his STAR TREK villain with such steely resolve, this may be too similar a role. I saw echoes of Rutger Hauer's Roy Batty in Cumberbatch's John Harrison. I would love to see someone of his caliber in a new BLADE RUNNER, even if Harrison Ford does not return.

#8 - Frankenstein

This is a no brainer since he already played the role on stage. Danny Boyle's FRANKENSTEIN starred Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller as both the Doctor and the Monster. The two actors swapped roles each performance and brought their own unique approach to the parts. While it may not be practical for a movie version to film the entire story twice (it has been done, though. See Werner Herzog's NOSFERATU. Filmed in both German and English), I would opt for Cumberbatch to play the Monster.

#7 - An Indiana Jones nemesis

Indiana Jones needs a great villain to make a good movie. With the story moving out of World War II and into the Cold War with KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, the Russians are the new baddies. Cate Blanchett was cheezy goodness as the villain in that movie, but the rest sucked balls. Bring in Cumberbatch to play a ruthless Russian enemy for Indy to square off against and you have the roots of a great movie. Oh, and don't let George Lucas write any of it.

#6 - Ultron

And now we come to comic books. Cumberbatch's stock is going to skyrocket now and while he may elect to challenge himself as a thespian, it is damn near impossible to avoid playing a comic book character. And why play a hero when there are so many awesome bad guys out there! Take Ultron. a perfect foil to THE AVENGERS, he is an unstoppable robot killing machine. The role would be motion captured and we would never see Cumberbatch's face, but his voice would be ideal. Take his performance in STAR TREK and add a small amount of electronic feedback and you have Ultron!

#5 - Carnage

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS kicked into high gear when Cumberbatch went over the edge for the final act of the movie. Take that insane glint in his eye and carry it over to Spider-man and you have your Carnage. Forget Venom, Carnage is the symbiote that we need to see on screen. Give Spidey a serial killer with super powers and you have your first enemy that could potentially reach Heath Ledger levels of awesome. Cumberbatch has the right body type to play Kletus Casady and would be a worthy match for Andrew Garfield's webcrawler.

#4 - Brainiac

Moving from Marvel to DC, there are lots of characters I can envision Cumberbatch taking on, but I would really love to see him face off against Superman. Brainiac has been rumored as a big screen villain for years and never quite made it. Cumberbatch could bring his eloquence and intensity to a unique interpretation of the green-skinned supervillian. Since Brainiac has had so many variations over the years, this could be a wide open opportunity to bring any number of ideas to the role.

#3 - Grand Admiral Thrawn

Basically, I want Cumberbatch in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. But we also know Thrawn will not be part of that story, so I am willing to accept that J.J. Abrams will come up with something special for the one actor I demand he bring with him from his STAR TREK films. I don't care if Cumberbatch plays a Sith or a remnant of the Galactic Empire, I just want him in the movie! Now, if Disney and Lucasfilm decided to save the Thrawn trilogy for after Episodes VII through IX, I would be okay with waiting. Otherwise, cast him now!

#2 - Hans Gruber Jr

After two mediocre outings, DIE HARD needs to get back to the root and put Bruce Willis back in a skyscraper and have him face off against Hans Gruber again. I know Gruber is dead, but reboot the original when John McTiernan gets out of prison, cast Cumberbatch as the offspring of Alan Rickman's villain and have him try and finish what his father couldn't. That would make for one hell of a DIE HARD movie and I bet many would love to see it.

#1 - A Bond Villain

This one has already been a rumor and would definitely make the follow-up to SKYFALL all the much more exciting. If Christopher Nolan ends up taking on 007, we may get Tom Hardy as the Bond baddie, but Cumberbatch's physical presence screams aristocratic Brit. With both SKYFALL and GOLDENEYE going the former MI-6 agent route, the next film needs to do something special with the villain. I submit Benedict Cumberbatch should play Bond's long lost brother OR resurrect a classic Bond enemy like Blofeld or Dr. No. If they can reimagine STAR TREK, they can do the same with Bond.

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3:03PM on 06/23/2013
Seems like you just have way too big a hard on for the guy. No disrespect to the guy, he is a good actor, but If I saw him in all of these movies I would get sick of seeing the guy. The same way I have gotten tired of seeing Johnny Depp in everything the last ten years. Now granted I can see him in some of these roles, I just don't want to see him in all of them. As far as Bond villains go. I really, uber badly, want to see the old bonds come back and play villains. Especially Tim Dalton his
Seems like you just have way too big a hard on for the guy. No disrespect to the guy, he is a good actor, but If I saw him in all of these movies I would get sick of seeing the guy. The same way I have gotten tired of seeing Johnny Depp in everything the last ten years. Now granted I can see him in some of these roles, I just don't want to see him in all of them. As far as Bond villains go. I really, uber badly, want to see the old bonds come back and play villains. Especially Tim Dalton his voice is pure evil.
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2:05PM on 06/02/2013
him as the man in black is a great idea
him as the man in black is a great idea
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7:42AM on 06/02/2013
And considering the number of women Indy fucked, he could be a hidden son as well... Imagine the emotional struggle: in the final battle, he'd have to kill a son to save the other...
But the secret Nazi ' 4th Reich ' army idea is great as well...
And considering the number of women Indy fucked, he could be a hidden son as well... Imagine the emotional struggle: in the final battle, he'd have to kill a son to save the other...
But the secret Nazi ' 4th Reich ' army idea is great as well...
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10:41PM on 06/01/2013
Not on the list: Black Mask in a Batman reboot.
Not on the list: Black Mask in a Batman reboot.
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8:22PM on 06/01/2013

Hahaha

Looks like Tim Allen there.
Looks like Tim Allen there.
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6:42PM on 06/01/2013
I saw Cumberbatch as the Monster in Frankenstein and as Victor and he was great in both roles. His creature was tender and scary which is no mean feat. I'm keen on him to play Constantine for Del Toro in Justice league Dark and hope his work with Del Toro on Crimson Peak will help make that happen.
I saw Cumberbatch as the Monster in Frankenstein and as Victor and he was great in both roles. His creature was tender and scary which is no mean feat. I'm keen on him to play Constantine for Del Toro in Justice league Dark and hope his work with Del Toro on Crimson Peak will help make that happen.
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4:06PM on 06/01/2013
He shouldn't play anyone. He's as ugly as sin and as hammy as a planet of pigs. Nothing more than an overrated posh twunt. He should go back to costume drama and panto where he belongs.
He shouldn't play anyone. He's as ugly as sin and as hammy as a planet of pigs. Nothing more than an overrated posh twunt. He should go back to costume drama and panto where he belongs.
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3:55PM on 06/01/2013

Versatility

The suggestions seem sound and also from those contributing comments. He can play the out and out baddie with one arm behind his back. He excels at complex roles so would rather he had roles that really show his huge range as an actor. If they did justice to Doctor Strange then I'd love to see him in that role. But what I'd really like to see is him work with a director to create a unique and iconic character. To surprise us....
The suggestions seem sound and also from those contributing comments. He can play the out and out baddie with one arm behind his back. He excels at complex roles so would rather he had roles that really show his huge range as an actor. If they did justice to Doctor Strange then I'd love to see him in that role. But what I'd really like to see is him work with a director to create a unique and iconic character. To surprise us....
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11:11PM on 05/31/2013
#10. I think Downey, Jr. or Thomas Jane would make a good Flagg. Flagg was always more of an asshole with power than a brooding villain.
#9. Works
#8. Works. But lets do better effects than the picture above.
#7. Works.
#6. - #3. I know little about these characters so I'll have to take your word on it.
#2. Works. But they already had his brother come back and after AGDTDH lets just stop. Its worn out. Its essentially gone the Alien route and is just silly and poorly executed.
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#10. I think Downey, Jr. or Thomas Jane would make a good Flagg. Flagg was always more of an asshole with power than a brooding villain.
#9. Works
#8. Works. But lets do better effects than the picture above.
#7. Works.
#6. - #3. I know little about these characters so I'll have to take your word on it.
#2. Works. But they already had his brother come back and after AGDTDH lets just stop. Its worn out. Its essentially gone the Alien route and is just silly and poorly executed.
#1. Works and seems to be the most likely role to come to fruition.
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10:42PM on 05/31/2013
#10. I think Downey, Jr. or Thomas Jane would make a good Flagg. Flagg was always more of an asshole with power than a brooding villain.
#9. Works
#8. Works. But lets do better effects than the picture above.
#7. Works.
#6. - #3. I know little about these characters so I'll have to take your word on it.
#2. Works. But they already had his brother come back and after AGDTDH lets just stop. Its worn out. Its essentially gone the Alien route and is just silly and poorly executed.
#1.
#10. I think Downey, Jr. or Thomas Jane would make a good Flagg. Flagg was always more of an asshole with power than a brooding villain.
#9. Works
#8. Works. But lets do better effects than the picture above.
#7. Works.
#6. - #3. I know little about these characters so I'll have to take your word on it.
#2. Works. But they already had his brother come back and after AGDTDH lets just stop. Its worn out. Its essentially gone the Alien route and is just silly and poorly executed.
#1. Works and seems to be the most likely role to come to fruition.
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5:42PM on 05/31/2013
Could equally cast Cumberbatch as Vision - he might even be more suited to that character.
Could equally cast Cumberbatch as Vision - he might even be more suited to that character.
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7:46AM on 06/02/2013
I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing !!! Even the way he looks makes him an almost perfect for for the ' son ' of Ultron !
I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing !!! Even the way he looks makes him an almost perfect for for the ' son ' of Ultron !
3:54PM on 05/31/2013

While Benedict Cumberbatch makes a stellar villain,

I also like seeing him as the anti-hero (a la SHERLOCK) and I think he'd make a great hero in the right role. It's a shame about a lot of British actors: for instance, Alan Rickman's been typecast as a villain in Hollywood movies but he's played so many nuanced roles in films like TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY.
I also like seeing him as the anti-hero (a la SHERLOCK) and I think he'd make a great hero in the right role. It's a shame about a lot of British actors: for instance, Alan Rickman's been typecast as a villain in Hollywood movies but he's played so many nuanced roles in films like TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY.
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12:02PM on 05/31/2013
a worthy villain for the DIE HARD series would be nice.
a worthy villain for the DIE HARD series would be nice.
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11:14AM on 05/31/2013
Totally agree with Morix that Mr. Sinister should be in there somewhere. Just picturing him saying "Sinister, Mr. Sinister" in that God-given voice of his sends shivers down my spine.
Totally agree with Morix that Mr. Sinister should be in there somewhere. Just picturing him saying "Sinister, Mr. Sinister" in that God-given voice of his sends shivers down my spine.
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11:06AM on 05/31/2013
For some weird reason I always pictured Billy Zane when i read the Dark Tower, go figure.
For some weird reason I always pictured Billy Zane when i read the Dark Tower, go figure.
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11:00AM on 05/31/2013
Benedict Cumberbatch should play everyone suggested on that list. However, if Abrams or some else decides to include him in the Star Wars universe I'd rather him play a dark jedi or bounty hunter (not a full fledged Sith). For a superhero, I'd rather see him in the DC universe over the Marvel and Brainiac would fit him well. As a replicant, yes, but I would love if Tilda Swinton played one as well--they both have that cold look to them and I think they would perform well off of one another.
Benedict Cumberbatch should play everyone suggested on that list. However, if Abrams or some else decides to include him in the Star Wars universe I'd rather him play a dark jedi or bounty hunter (not a full fledged Sith). For a superhero, I'd rather see him in the DC universe over the Marvel and Brainiac would fit him well. As a replicant, yes, but I would love if Tilda Swinton played one as well--they both have that cold look to them and I think they would perform well off of one another. Finally, I think everyone and their mother wants him to be a Bond villain. But as the gallery suggest, he shouldn't be playing another former MI6 agent, but either a completely new villain with his own resources or one acting under Quantum.
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10:51AM on 05/31/2013
Cumberbatch would be cool. When I read 'The Gunslinger', I always envisioned Gary Oldman in the role.
Cumberbatch would be cool. When I read 'The Gunslinger', I always envisioned Gary Oldman in the role.
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10:18AM on 05/31/2013

forget the bad guys

I think he made his mark with that. I'd love to see him play Doctor Strange
I think he made his mark with that. I'd love to see him play Doctor Strange
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9:15AM on 05/31/2013
Is it just me, or in that intro photo does the Batch look like an evil Tim Allen?
Is it just me, or in that intro photo does the Batch look like an evil Tim Allen?
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8:55AM on 05/31/2013
Agree with everything on this list! It would be amazing to see Cumberbatch as a Bond villain. And if Man of Steel proves to be a success, I would love for them to do Brainiac and use him. The only idea I don't agree with is an Indy villain, not that I don't think he would be good, I just don't think they should make any more Indy movies.
Agree with everything on this list! It would be amazing to see Cumberbatch as a Bond villain. And if Man of Steel proves to be a success, I would love for them to do Brainiac and use him. The only idea I don't agree with is an Indy villain, not that I don't think he would be good, I just don't think they should make any more Indy movies.
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8:53AM on 05/31/2013

Better than Ultron

would be the Super Adaptoid. In the comics, the Super Adaptoid was created by A.I.M. and A.I.M. was already introduced in Iron Man 3. The Super Adaptoid would presumably adapt to whoever made up the Avengers line up. Of course, the Super Adaptoid couldn't be the only villain. What the Avengers really needs is a Masters of Evil made up of Baron Zemo, the Leader, the Super Adaptoid, Ultron and the Abomination. This is pretty much the lineup of the Masters of Evil from Marvel Adventures:
would be the Super Adaptoid. In the comics, the Super Adaptoid was created by A.I.M. and A.I.M. was already introduced in Iron Man 3. The Super Adaptoid would presumably adapt to whoever made up the Avengers line up. Of course, the Super Adaptoid couldn't be the only villain. What the Avengers really needs is a Masters of Evil made up of Baron Zemo, the Leader, the Super Adaptoid, Ultron and the Abomination. This is pretty much the lineup of the Masters of Evil from Marvel Adventures: Avengers #4 where Marvel Adventures was a for-young-kids version of the Marvel Universe.
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8:48AM on 05/31/2013
If they're still planning another big screen version of Doctor Who, Cumberbatch could own as either The Doctor or The Master, but seeing as we're looking at villains here, I guess it's The Master.
If they're still planning another big screen version of Doctor Who, Cumberbatch could own as either The Doctor or The Master, but seeing as we're looking at villains here, I guess it's The Master.
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8:46AM on 05/31/2013
Yeah totally - that whole super-intelligent arrogance thing would be a great role for Cumberbatch.
Yeah totally - that whole super-intelligent arrogance thing would be a great role for Cumberbatch.
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8:45AM on 05/31/2013
I've always figured Casady as more of a redneck psycho type, but I guess it would depend on how they wanted to portray him.
I've always figured Casady as more of a redneck psycho type, but I guess it would depend on how they wanted to portray him.
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8:43AM on 05/31/2013
I've always imagined Ultron to have a classic, metallic robot voice, so heavily filtered for whoever's portraying him. He's one of my favourite comicbook villains, though, and Cumberbatch could certainly play him arrogant enough (not saying Cumberbatch is arrogant, just that he plays that type of role really well).
I've always imagined Ultron to have a classic, metallic robot voice, so heavily filtered for whoever's portraying him. He's one of my favourite comicbook villains, though, and Cumberbatch could certainly play him arrogant enough (not saying Cumberbatch is arrogant, just that he plays that type of role really well).
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7:51AM on 05/31/2013
Great list as usual. However, I'd like to add one more role - a villain in Batman movie. Hear me out, should the movie follows Batman Beyond, he'd make a great villain in the vein of Derek Powers.
Great list as usual. However, I'd like to add one more role - a villain in Batman movie. Hear me out, should the movie follows Batman Beyond, he'd make a great villain in the vein of Derek Powers.
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7:36AM on 05/31/2013

That would be cool

But don't hate on Die Hard 4. It was the best sequel. I can agree to disagree with 5, because I thought after a shaky start, the rest was solid fun. But I see where no one like it.
But don't hate on Die Hard 4. It was the best sequel. I can agree to disagree with 5, because I thought after a shaky start, the rest was solid fun. But I see where no one like it.
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8:13AM on 05/31/2013
I liked Die Hard 4 but really didn't like the fifth one. With the fourth one, the action sequences were more over-the-top and less visceral yes, but also very entertaining. With the fifth one, I left the theatre totally bewildered.
I liked Die Hard 4 but really didn't like the fifth one. With the fourth one, the action sequences were more over-the-top and less visceral yes, but also very entertaining. With the fifth one, I left the theatre totally bewildered.
7:49AM on 05/31/2013
Die Hard 5 is actually not that bad. My only dislike is all those shaky camera movements - really gave me quite a headache.
Die Hard 5 is actually not that bad. My only dislike is all those shaky camera movements - really gave me quite a headache.
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6:58AM on 05/31/2013
I forgot to say he'd have been a great Blake or Avon in Blakes 7.
I forgot to say he'd have been a great Blake or Avon in Blakes 7.
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6:57AM on 05/31/2013

Riddler

I like a lot of the ideas suggested. He's a very versatile actor. He's as good at comedy as he is drama so there's endless possibilities there. Going up against Fassbender's David in Prometheus 2 would be awesome. He has a very expressive face so dont want him stuck behind a mask e.g Ant man. He's not keen to play any more token Brit bad guys so I'm sure he'll hold out for something special. I loved his action style in Star Trek into Darkness. He'd make a great Riddler.
I like a lot of the ideas suggested. He's a very versatile actor. He's as good at comedy as he is drama so there's endless possibilities there. Going up against Fassbender's David in Prometheus 2 would be awesome. He has a very expressive face so dont want him stuck behind a mask e.g Ant man. He's not keen to play any more token Brit bad guys so I'm sure he'll hold out for something special. I loved his action style in Star Trek into Darkness. He'd make a great Riddler.
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6:27AM on 05/31/2013

Nice list, but Randall Flag shoulda been #1

Been a BC fan since I saw him on Sherlock. The man can do no wrong, and as soon as you mentioned RF for Dark Tower, I can no longer picture anyone else playing him!
Been a BC fan since I saw him on Sherlock. The man can do no wrong, and as soon as you mentioned RF for Dark Tower, I can no longer picture anyone else playing him!
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5:33AM on 05/31/2013
If James Cameron made Avatar 2 or if there was a Prometheus sequel then I think Benedict could play a slimey corporate type character very well. Someone like Burke in Aliens.
If James Cameron made Avatar 2 or if there was a Prometheus sequel then I think Benedict could play a slimey corporate type character very well. Someone like Burke in Aliens.
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4:54AM on 05/31/2013

Neil Gaiman's characters

I'm more interested in him playing roles like Constantine or Neil Gaiman's Dream/Morpheus. Or even Aziraphale and the demon Crowley in Gaiman's Good Omens. One book he's particularly interested in is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
I'm more interested in him playing roles like Constantine or Neil Gaiman's Dream/Morpheus. Or even Aziraphale and the demon Crowley in Gaiman's Good Omens. One book he's particularly interested in is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
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3:48AM on 05/31/2013
I'd love to see him as the Doctor in a cinema version of Doctor Who. Also he;d make a great Bond or Batman. The only baddie I can think of is Doctor Doom but he's too good an actor for such a lame reboot. Its a shame Paul McGuigan is already making Frankenstein because a big film version of the NT Live production starring Cumberbatch would have been amazing.
I'd love to see him as the Doctor in a cinema version of Doctor Who. Also he;d make a great Bond or Batman. The only baddie I can think of is Doctor Doom but he's too good an actor for such a lame reboot. Its a shame Paul McGuigan is already making Frankenstein because a big film version of the NT Live production starring Cumberbatch would have been amazing.
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3:45AM on 05/31/2013

Doctor Strange/Ant Man/John Constantine/Doctor Doom/Doctor Who

There are lots of comic book roles I'd like him to play and I know a fan favourite would be to play Doctor Strange or John Constantine for Guillermo Del Toro. I wanted him for Ant Man but I dont think thats likely now. But these roles arent baddies (even if some are bad ass) so my list of true baddie roles are limited. I do want him in Star Wars but preferably in a heroic fun roles as he's a great comedy actor too.
There are lots of comic book roles I'd like him to play and I know a fan favourite would be to play Doctor Strange or John Constantine for Guillermo Del Toro. I wanted him for Ant Man but I dont think thats likely now. But these roles arent baddies (even if some are bad ass) so my list of true baddie roles are limited. I do want him in Star Wars but preferably in a heroic fun roles as he's a great comedy actor too.
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2:35AM on 05/31/2013
Kinda surprised Mr. Sinister didn't make the list. ;-)
Kinda surprised Mr. Sinister didn't make the list. ;-)
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2:32AM on 05/31/2013
Screw the Russians. Nazi bad guys are where it's at. Always has been.
Screw the Russians. Nazi bad guys are where it's at. Always has been.
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1:09PM on 05/31/2013
Exactly, make them Hitler's secret army preppering for resurgence
Exactly, make them Hitler's secret army preppering for resurgence
2:25AM on 05/31/2013
he would be perfect for Brainiac

but the first thing that came to my mind was actually Edward Nygma AKA The Riddler
i just hope he doesnt get type cast as the smart villain. I know he's perfect for it, but he's so much more. Being British and handsome he always gets sophisticated roles. I wanna see what he does when he steps out of his comfort zone and be a average joe character.
he would be perfect for Brainiac

but the first thing that came to my mind was actually Edward Nygma AKA The Riddler
i just hope he doesnt get type cast as the smart villain. I know he's perfect for it, but he's so much more. Being British and handsome he always gets sophisticated roles. I wanna see what he does when he steps out of his comfort zone and be a average joe character.
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2:05AM on 05/31/2013
Playing a replicant fighting for the extension of life would be sweet, especially with his voice. Your number ten and one are simply great ideas. Nice list!
Playing a replicant fighting for the extension of life would be sweet, especially with his voice. Your number ten and one are simply great ideas. Nice list!
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1:33AM on 05/31/2013
He could be Q's long-lost brother, seeing as he bears a passing resemblance to Ben Whishaw. Nah, but it would be fun to see him face off against Bond.
He could be Q's long-lost brother, seeing as he bears a passing resemblance to Ben Whishaw. Nah, but it would be fun to see him face off against Bond.
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1:30AM on 05/31/2013
Now that you mention it, this is such a good idea. I've always imagined Thrawn to have a cold yet sonorous voice. It would be a treat to hear Cumberbatch deliver lines like "But... it was so artistically done."
Now that you mention it, this is such a good idea. I've always imagined Thrawn to have a cold yet sonorous voice. It would be a treat to hear Cumberbatch deliver lines like "But... it was so artistically done."
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1:29AM on 05/31/2013
While I HATE when fans jump on an actor and try to pigeonhole them into similar roles (more often thean not for genre projects), coming out of Star Trek 2 I couldn't help but think he would make an awesome... wait for it...
Batman.
While I HATE when fans jump on an actor and try to pigeonhole them into similar roles (more often thean not for genre projects), coming out of Star Trek 2 I couldn't help but think he would make an awesome... wait for it...
Batman.
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4:06AM on 05/31/2013
So true! I imagine that if Heath Ledger was still alive he'd be getting all kinds of villainous offers..
So true! I imagine that if Heath Ledger was still alive he'd be getting all kinds of villainous offers..
1:29AM on 05/31/2013
Yep, totally. Wouldn't mind Mads Mikkelsen in this part either.
Yep, totally. Wouldn't mind Mads Mikkelsen in this part either.
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1:13AM on 05/31/2013
I could definitely see this happening.
I could definitely see this happening.
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1:12AM on 05/31/2013
I just think he is too serious of an actor to play this character.
I just think he is too serious of an actor to play this character.
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12:59AM on 05/31/2013
This is the one instance where I digress.... Only because I want to save that spot for Michael Fassbender =P.
This is the one instance where I digress.... Only because I want to save that spot for Michael Fassbender =P.
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1:30AM on 05/31/2013
I'm with you on this one. Fassbender would be better.
I'm with you on this one. Fassbender would be better.
12:58AM on 05/31/2013
Out of all of the choices, this is easily the best one and the one that I can as most probable.
Out of all of the choices, this is easily the best one and the one that I can as most probable.
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12:55AM on 05/31/2013
He would make an exceptional villain for Braniac after Shannon's General Zod.
He would make an exceptional villain for Braniac after Shannon's General Zod.
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12:53AM on 05/31/2013
He would be great, but for some reason I always pictured Michael C Hall or someone like Hall for the role.
He would be great, but for some reason I always pictured Michael C Hall or someone like Hall for the role.
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12:52AM on 05/31/2013
This is a villain role I would like to see him take.
This is a villain role I would like to see him take.
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12:51AM on 05/31/2013
Great list.
Honorable mention: For the mother of all ironies, the villain in Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock Holmes 3", if that ever gets made.
Great list.
Honorable mention: For the mother of all ironies, the villain in Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock Holmes 3", if that ever gets made.
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7:56AM on 06/02/2013
My thought exactly... A Sherlock villain !
Ho, and, Soloist, don't worry, there are enough villains in the Sherlock universe for both him and Laurie (great idea by the way) to play both!
My thought exactly... A Sherlock villain !
Ho, and, Soloist, don't worry, there are enough villains in the Sherlock universe for both him and Laurie (great idea by the way) to play both!
4:45AM on 05/31/2013
He would've been an incredible Moriarty. I don't think very many actors have played both Sherlock and Moriarty, only Anthony Higgins and Richard Roxburgh have done so.
He would've been an incredible Moriarty. I don't think very many actors have played both Sherlock and Moriarty, only Anthony Higgins and Richard Roxburgh have done so.
2:06AM on 05/31/2013
I second this comment. He'd be so awesome as the third villain opposite Sherlock.
I second this comment. He'd be so awesome as the third villain opposite Sherlock.
12:57AM on 05/31/2013
That's a great idea. But I've always wanted Hugh Laurie to play a villain in one of Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes films.
That's a great idea. But I've always wanted Hugh Laurie to play a villain in one of Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes films.

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