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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:14 PM
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Who should play Batman for "Dark Knight Returns"?
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:14 PM by Benfea
Let's play make believe. Let's pretend someone started making a movie adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

Who do you think should play the title role?

I say either Tom Selleck or Viggo Mortensen.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:18 PM
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1. Tom Jane (played The Punisher).
I think the voice is perfect, too.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:26 PM
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5. Isn't he a bit young, though? -NT
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:18 PM
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2. I have the book, but I dont recall his age at the time.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:24 PM by Cannikin
I know Batman was supposed to have been absent for ten years, but I dont recall his age. I'm not sure what age of actor to put in there



On edit:

I'd love to see 'The Long Halloween' made into a film. Its my favorite graphic novel so far.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:25 PM
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4. He needs to look like he's in his 50s.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:25 PM by Benfea
"Dark Knight Returns" is the one with the elderly Batman.

He needs to be tall, imposing and have a strong jaw.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:28 PM
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6. dupe
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:28 PM by Cannikin
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:29 PM
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8. 55
Not to old, but definatley not young...
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:21 PM
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3. Gerard Butler
already played a masked man in "Phantom of the Opera". Let's mask him again in "Batman".

http://www.nndb.com/people/149/000089879/
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:28 PM
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7. I'm gonna take a big leap here....stay with me....
Randy Quaid...

picture it...just....picture it...he's perfect if he gets in shape...



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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:30 PM
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9. Oh no. I'm afraid he'll always be 'cousin Eddie' to us all
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:31 PM
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10. Think about it though...
He needs to play a drunk....we know he can do that...he's got the right age (he's 55), and he's sort of big and husky, not some prissy thing....

Plus even Michael Keaton got to play Batman after playing Mr. Mom
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:41 PM
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11. Uhm, I can't buy that.
Whoever plays this Batman needs to have a certain presence. It needs to be someone that can ooze intimidation from every pore, and… uh… I just can't see Quaid doing that.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:45 PM
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12. Tom Berenger.
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:45 PM
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13. MIchael Ironside? n/t
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:50 PM
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14. Doesn't he seem kinda... I dunno... soft? -NT
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:28 AM
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16. Surely, you jest?
He does get dismembered/disfigured/dies horribly in almost every film he's in. Besides, he voiced the Frank Miller Dark Knight Batman to perfection in the "Legends of the Dark Knight" episode of Batman the Animated series. :D
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:38 AM
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22. Being dismembered doesn't make you tough.
It makes you dead. :P
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:43 AM
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23. True!
...so maybe he would make a better Ollie Queen... }(
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:44 AM
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24. ROFL!
:rofl:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:03 AM
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15. Bruce Willis....
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:36 AM
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25. Gack!
Away from me, Satan!
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:30 AM
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17. Scott Thompson.
:evilgrin:
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:38 AM
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18. We wait 20 years...
and let Christian Bale do it. :evilgrin:
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:05 AM
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19. ROFL! -nt
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:14 AM
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20. Adam West
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:25 AM
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21. Isn't he dead? -NT
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:15 AM
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26. Bruce Campbell
If he buffs up some. Has the chin for it.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:48 AM
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29. Joker - this... is my boomstick!
Actually, as I said below about Clooney, Campbell will probably be about the right age by the time the movie is made.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:41 PM
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30. Actually, Bruce Campbel would make an awesome Joker. -NT
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:29 PM
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36. Yeah he probably would
But I think he has the looks and the acting chops to play Batman.
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Atmashine Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:29 AM
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27. Warwick Davis
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:41 PM
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31. ROFLMDAO! -nt
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:46 AM
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28. By the time it's made -
George Clooney will be around the right age... isn't he in his mid 40s now?



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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:42 PM
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32. Do NOT mention that name in conjunction with Batman ever again!
I like Clooney. I like his politics, and more importantly I admire his bravery at a time when everyone else is afraid to say anything that disagrees with the pronouncements of FOX News. However, if you speak that man's name during the course of any discussion about Batman ever again, I will duct tape you a chair and force you to watch Menudo videos until you kill yourself just to end the pain.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:35 PM
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40. The movie & director sucked
But, I honestly think that Clooney has the necessary intensity & charisma to play *that* character if the script is right and if the director is good.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:44 PM
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33. peter stormare-
time to un-pimp ze batsmobile...

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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:06 PM
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34. Erm, who the heck is that?
He looks kinda dorky.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:15 PM
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35. you've seen him in LOTS of stuff-
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001780 /

he's currently in the new "v-dub in da house..." tv ads.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:37 PM
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37. OK, from the picture in the bio...
…he'd probably work.
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chrisau214 Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:50 PM
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38. Kurt Russel
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:12 PM
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39. That probably wouldn't be bad. -NT
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:12 PM
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41. Sam Neill.
He's got that old guy/badass thing going on, but with the sort of charm needed to play a aging Bruce Wayne.
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