Fan-Cast: Casting A Batman Reboot, Guest Post By Axel

Below is our guest posted fan-cast from Axel. Here are his choices and idea for a reboot of Christopher Nolan's current sucessful franchise.
FAN CAST: Batman

My fan cast for my favorite DC character.

Batman is a fictional character created by the artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. A comic book superhero, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), and since then has appeared in many of DC Comics’ publications. Originally referred to as "the Bat-Man" and still referred to at times as "the Batman", he is additionally known as "The Caped Crusader", "The Dark Knight", "The Darknight Detective", and "The World's Greatest Detective".

In the original version of the story and the vast majority of retellings, Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American millionaire (later billionaire) playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on crime, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights an assortment of villains such as the Joker, the Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers; he makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, martial arts skills, an indomitable will and intimidation in his continuous war on crime.

Batman became a very popular character soon after his introduction and gained his own comic book title, Batman, in 1940. As the decades wore on, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman television series used a camp aesthetic which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators worked to return the character to his dark roots, culminating in the 1986 miniseries Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, by writer-artist Frank Miller, while the success of director Tim Burton's 1989 film Batman also helped to reignite popular interest in the character. A cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world such as toys and video games.

Clive Owen: He always has been my personal choice for Batman, I kept him from my previous fan cast because he is pretty imposing an his voice would be great for Batman. He is also a pretty good actor, as he showed us in Sin City.
Batman: After witnessing the murder of his parents, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicated his life to ridding Gotham City of crime. After years of physical and mental training, and utilizing his vast family fortune, he became a symbol that strikes fear into the hearts of criminals, the Dark Knight: Batman.

Adrian Pasdar: A fan favorite for Batman, but I don't think he is perfect for that role, so I choose him as Batman's dad.
Thomas Wayne: Thomas Wayne is the late father of Bruce Wayne and CEO of Wayne Industries.

Elizabeth Mitchell: A decent actress, liked her in Lost, I think she would pull off the loving mother. Also she and Pasdar would look cool together.
Martha Wayne: Martha Wayne is the wife of the late Dr. Thomas Wayne and the mother of Bruce Wayne.

Hugh Laurie: A weird choice, I know... But something in his face and actittude reminds me of ol' Commissioner Gordon. And he is an amazing actor
Commissioner Gordon: Jim Gordon was the first supporter of Batman on the GCPD. He is currently the Commissioner of the Police Department. He is usually the one who turns on the Bat Signal when help is needed. Jim Gordon is a good friend of Batman.

Bill Nighy: A spectacular old and british actor, he looks and sounds just like Alfred. I just can imagine him being Owen's butler.
Nightwing: Batman's first partner Robin, Dick Grayson has matured into a master crime fighter in his own right as Nightwing. A founding member of the Teen Titans he has also lead the Outsiders and worked the JLA. He is Gotham's current Batman with Damian Wayne as Robin.

Aaron Johnson: A great actor, I loved Kick-Ass, he was born to act as a superhero (Kick-Ass doesn't count) and I think that Dick Grayson is what he needs. In my book, Nightwing would take the place of Robin (God, how I hate Robin!)
Nightwing: Batman's first partner Robin, Dick Grayson has matured into a master crime fighter in his own right as Nightwing. A founding member of the Teen Titans he has also lead the Outsiders and worked the JLA. He is Gotham's current Batman with Damian Wayne as Robin.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead: A pretty good actress, I enjoyed so much Scott Pilgrim, she also has to act as a superhero and I think she would work as Batgirl, mostly for the look and the acting skills. She is 5 years older than Johnson, but he looks surprisingly older IMO.
Batgirl: Barbara Gordon was the first Batgirl, until she was brutally shot by the Joker, rendering her paralyzed from the waist down. She reinvented herself as The Oracle providing intelligence to the DCU heroes and leading the Birds of Prey.

Christina Hendricks: This is mostly based on looks, but I saw her act only one time and she seemed great for the part of Vale
Vicki Vale: Vicki was a reporter for the Gotham Gazette, whose job it was to report on the Batman. She was frequently romantically attracted to Batman (and Bruce Wayne on occasion), and repeatedly suspected they were the same person.

Ernie Hudson: The first guy who came to my mind and he would work IMO. He looks the part and he is a pretty good actor, too.
Lucius Fox: Lucius Fox is the current CEO and President of Wayne Enterprises and a sought after businessman all over the corporate world. He is a great finacial officer and a good friend/ally to Bruce Wayne.

Robert Knepper: Where you specting to see Mr. Crispin Glover? Well, I casted Robert Knepper, a man I respect solely because he terrifies me. He is a great actor and that scary and menacing look is what we need in the Joker.
The Joker: The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his purple three-piece suit and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin and true motivations are shrouded in mystery.

Evangeline Lilly: A hot actress who looks like Selina Kyle and she would make a great Catwoman IMO because she is a decent actress. Also, it would be nice to see her in the Catwoman outfit...
Catwoman: Selina Kyle is Catwoman, a mostly reformed cat burglar with an on-again, off-again, romantic relationship with the Batman, who she knows is Bruce Wayne. She is shown as a woman who is very strong willed, independent and a little temperamental.

Brendan Gleeson: An amazing actor, really enjoyed In Bruges. I imagine the Penguin being a mob boss, like Kingpin, and his look in this photo is exactly what I was thinking.
The Penguin: Intelligent, rich and sophisticated; Oswald Cobblepot puts up a gentlemanly front, but behind closed doors he is the angered, power hungry criminal known as The Penguin. He shows flashes of compassion sometimes, but he is dominated by a desire to be respected and to control those around him.

Jon Hamm: He has the charisma to play charming Dent, but he can play the intelligent but psychotic Two-Face. He has that serious look that would be perfect for Dent.
Two-Face: The Former District Attorney of Gotham City, Harvey Dent's mind was as damaged as his face in a courtroom attack by mobster Sal "The Boss" Maroni. He carries a coin around and flips it to make decisions. He has since been one of Batman's most complex adversaries.

Tim Roth: A great actor, I liked him in Lie To Me, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. He seems to be a cool choice because I can imagine him challenging Batman with his mind...
The Riddler: The Riddler, the crown prince of conundrums, is a DC Comics villain obsessed with riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers. He lost his memories after recovering from a year long coma. Currently 'reformed,' Riddler works as a private investigator in Gotham.

Brian Cranston: Usually being casted as Gordon, I imagine him a better fit for Strange, after seeing his character in Breaking Bad.
Hugo Strange: Hugo Strange had a bald misshapen head, complete with bushy eyebrows, coke-bottle glasses and a thick beard accenting his jaw. He is an insane psychologist and chemical genius who knows Batman's secret identity and lusts to take the identity for himself.

Joseph Fiennes: A great actor as his brother, Joseph Fiennes would make an exciting memorable Black Mask and evil to-boot too!
Black Mask: Black Mask has been the identity of 2 criminals. Roman Sionis was the first. He was leader of the False facers and Gotham's underworld King until he died at the hands of Catwoman.

Michael Fassbender: I think we all know how an amazing actor he is, he was born for some Hush IMO. He isn't the same age as Owen, but with some makeup he would look alot older.
Hush: Thomas Elliot is a renowned surgeon and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne's. A meticulous planner, Elliot resents the fact that Bruce's father inadvertently thwarted his plot to kill his parents.

Jackie Earle Haley: He proved he is an amazing actor in Watchmen, and I think he is scary, so scary that he would be a great match for Sarecrow himself. Scarecrow should look like in Arkham Asylum IMO.
Scarecrow: Often known as the Master of Fear, the Scarecrow is an enemy of Batman. Recently, the Scarecrow was chosen to be the Sinestro of Sector-2814, due to his ability to instill fear. But, Scarecrow is losing his sanity due to his lack of fear, knowing only Batman can scare him.

Christina Ricci: She came to my mind and I thought, why not? I mean, she is a hell of an actress and she looks the part alot.
Harley Quinn: Harleen Quinzel, the Arkham psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker. A "mad love" would lead her to a life of crime as Harley Quinn, frequent accomplice, and former would-be-girlfriend of the Clown Prince of Crime. She now pals around with Poison Ivy and Catwoman in Gotham City.

Viggo Mortensen: I don't know who casted him first but I'm sure that Viggo as Ra's would be an epic of epicness.
Ra's Al Ghul: Ra's believes humanity is lost to corruption and dreams of purging it of its sins. He has used several kinds of violence in his pursuit of "justice" including vigilantism, terrorism, and assassination.

Stana Katic: I know everybody wants her for Elektra, but IMO she is a better choice for Talia.
Talia Al Ghul: The daughter and heir to Ra's Al Ghul's criminal empire. She is also the mother of Bruce's son, Damian Wayne.

Melanie Laurent: I loved Inglorious Basterds! I imagine her making a sexy and tough Poison Ivy, and it would be great to have Poison Ivy with a french accent IMO.
Poison Ivy: One of Batman's greatest villains, Poison Ivy's obsession with and devotion to plant life are the means behind her life of crime and her movement to protect and preserve nature at any cost.

Javier Bardem: Well, I went with the fan favorite...
Bane: Before birth, he was judged guilty, now he's a man who's path led not only to the origins of his being, but also as the man who did what many believed to be impossible. For he would be known as Bane, The Man Who Broke the Bat

Jason Isaacs: He is good playing cold hearted villians and looks the part. Oh, and he is a pretty good actor.
Mr Freeze: After his wife became terminally ill, Dr. Victor Fries devoted his life to saving her, and used cryogenics to buy some time to find a cure. After an accident, Fries must stay in a cryo-suit to live, becoming Mr. Freeze.

Adam Baldwin: He can play bad-ass guys and he is a decent actor and an original choice so I thought, why not?
Deadshot: Deadshot is the greatest known mercenary in the world. He's known to never miss and always get the job done, but lately it appears he may be shifting to a more heroic side of the law.

Steve Buscemi: He always has been my choice for the Mad Hatter and he is a spectacular actor IMO, so I choose him.
The Mad Hatter: The Mad Hatter is one of Batman's enemies. He is psychotic and has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. His main weapons are mind controlling devices. He is very short standing about 4'8 inches and weighing 149 pounds.

Tobin Bell: He actually was a bad guy and voiced a puppet in Saw so I choose him.
Ventriloquist: Originally a mild-mannered man named Arnold Wesker, who suffered from a multiple personality disorder, the name has since devolved upon a woman known as Peyton Riley, upon Wesker's death. Peyton, who also suffers from a multiple-personality disorder, uses the same puppet, Scarface, as Wesker did.

Dominic Purcell: I was looking for someone physically imposing and full of muscles that can act... Purcell just came to my mind
Killer Croc: Waylon Jones was born with a mutation giving him reptile skin, sharp claws and teeth. He was an undefeated boxer who soon retired and then became one of Batman's most dangerous rogues.

Rhys Ifans: Well, he is playing a scientist who turns into a big monster so... Ifans seemed a cool choice.
Man-Bat: Dr. Kirk Langstrom was working on a serum to help overcome his deafness using bat DNA, because he had no funding he tried it on himself and turn into the Man-Bat.

Jeremy Ratchford: He was great in Cold Case and looks exactly like the character, he also is kind of an unknown so he is perfect...
Harvey Bullock: Harvey Bullock was a well known corrupt cop that took bribes and used police brutality. Bullock later turned a new leaf and formed a close partnership with Renee Montoya and Commissioner Gordon.