Dear Zack Snyder, Chris Nolan, and Warner Brothers,
Hi! You don’t know me personally but you do know people like me and I know you think we are hard to please because we are such HUGE fans and well let’s just be honest here we’re nerds but hey I’m ok with it! I would like to give you my list of people I think should play the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Batman vs Superman movie coming out in 2015:
10. Cillian Murphy
Ok go with me on this one… Cillian Murphy was one of Chris Nolan’s original choices for the role in 2005 before he cast Christian Bale, he liked him so much that he cast him as Scarecrow but I think it’s time we give him a shot!
9. David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz was one of my personal choices to play the role back when they announced the reboot. I like him because he’s tall, looks good, and can do action really really well. Also, he’s a Buffy and Angel alum as well as the following he has from “Bones” so he could bring all new nerds to the franchise.
8. Joshua Jackson
Ok so I know this is a little off the wall but he was also one of the contenders for the role back in 2005 and he also has quite the nerd following thanks to “Fringe” and he’s put enough distance between himself and “Dawson’s Creek” to actually be taken seriously in the role unlike Katie Holmes (hint hint Chris Nolan). Side note: guys please please get negotiations underway before J.J. Abrams (the creator of “Fringe”) snatches him up for the next “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”!
7. Ryan Gosling
Now I know what ya’ll are thinking but hear (or read me out)! He is a critical darling! If you haven’t seen “Drive” watch it and be amazed! I would be remiss and flat out lying if I said that part of the reason isn’t because he’s hot but he is also an amazing actor so he should be on this list.
6. Andrew Lincoln
There has been talk of making Bruce Wayne older in this movie and I think Andrew Lincoln would play it well. He is another actor with a built in fanbase so it would be nerd porn. Also he could bring a little of Rick Grimes grittiness to Gotham City.
5. Matt Bomer
Come on guys don’t lie this guy looks like Bruce Wayne!! He’s also an excellent actor and it would be interesting to watch him in a leading role.
4. Bradley Cooper
His eyes are amazing and if you’ve seen “Silver Linings Playbook” you know he can play a tortured soul very well. He’s also good with action as seen in (the very underrated) “The A-Team” so I think he would be an interesting choice to play Batman.
3. Joe Manganiello
“Magic Mike” aside this man was built to play Batman. He’s also another person who could play the older Bruce Wayne well.
I would love to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this role only for continuity from the Dark Knight Trilogy, which, yes, I’m told is supposed to be seperate from any future Batman movies; but hey a girl can dream right?!
Continuity leads me to my #1…
Please, please, please I am begging you give him anything he wants to get him to come back! Christian Bale became Batman! I don’t care if he asks for 3 trailers, a tiger, and a cake on Wednesdays GIVE IT TO HIM! He made the world forget about rubber suits with nipples and “chicks dig the car” and made Batman the tortured hero we deserved and we deserve to have our faith rewarded!
And that is who I think should play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Batman vs Superman movie. If anyone has any they’d like to add please feel free to add them!
And one last message to Zack Snyder, Chris Nolan (not so much you you’re a genius), and Warner Brothers PLEASE DEAR JESUS DON’T FUCK THIS UP!