Batman movies are not just defined by the original superhero. Batman certainly plays a major role in the audience's interest in the franchise, but on the other side of the coin are the villains who fascinate them and take the audience a breather with their insane plots.
They were very interested in choosing famous and often unpredictable figures to play the roles of the most popular supervillains. This trend created a series of top negative characters in the history of cinema who compete side by side to be at the top of the list of the best super villains. These actors have become so ingrained in the minds of the audience that it is really difficult to imagine Gotham without them. Were taken, and if the wheel turned in a different way, there might have been other people in their place. And in the end, the lot was drawn in the name of only one person, but we can still imagine other actors in the parallel world instead of Ridler, two faces and a joker, and what did you see of God? These popular supervillains were recreated in their presence. But in recent years, which popular actors have gone one step further as the villain in the Batman franchise?
12. John Lisgo as the Joker
In "Batman", the Joker was as important as Batman as the protagonist of the story, and therefore very sensitive to the choice of actor. It was there. Tim Burton needed a talented actor who could handle this scary character well. Finally, Jack Nicholson proved to be a safe choice for this complex role with his unpredictable and first-rate performances in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "The Shining", but he was not the only name It was intended for the role of the Joker.
John Lisgo turned down an offer to play the Joker in a version of Batman directed by Joe Dante. After Tim Burton was selected to direct a new version of Batman, he still had no desire to play the role of this super villain. Decades later, he mentioned this in an interview with Vulture. Lisgo apparently auditioned for the role of the Joker, but at the same time kept telling Tim Burton that he should not be cast. How big and key it was, and he later deeply regretted accepting it.
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11- John Glover as the Joker
John Glover has a strong presence in the DC world and his footprints can be seen in various animations and live action. These roles include Jason Woodrow in "Batman & Robin", Mr. Siwana in "Shazam!", Lionel Luther in the TV series "Smallville" and Edward Nigma/Ridler in "Animation". Batman: The Animated Series. However, he was supposed to play a bigger role in the DC Universe.
In response to Paul Deaney's tweet about his role as the Joker, Glover mentioned that Robert Wool once told him that the first option was Tim Burton has been cast as Batman, and given Glover's successful appearance in several major films such as "Masquerade" in the 1980s, it is no surprise that the actor is on the radar of those looking to make an important and best-selling film of the year. They were 1989.
John Glover joked that the reason for his absence from Tim Burton's film was probably that his answering machine was not working, and that there was no logical reason for the sudden change of actor. Despite losing his role as the Joker, John Glover continues to play an important role in DC. "https://bingmag.com/picsbody/2203/17861-4.jpg" alt="BingMag.com 12 actors who went one step further to play the role of Batman super villains" loading="lazy">
Many potential DC superhero nominees did not pass the acting test or were nominated by a Warner Bros. executive, but Anna Benning was an exception. . She was not only one of dozens of possible options to play Selena Kyle/Catwoman, but also went on to design the costume for the character in "Batman Returns." After being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role for "The Grifters," Benning was recognized as a talented actress that many filmmakers would love to work with, and Tim Burton is no exception. Was not.
Producer Dennis In The Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, Batman says Benning's pregnancy is the main reason for her refusal to play the role of the catwoman. . Apparently, the role of the cat woman required stunts and difficult physical movements that the actress' pregnancy prevented her from doing. On the other hand, Benning himself was reluctant to endanger her child's health because of this role.
Benning replaced her as Michelle Pfeiffer, the catwoman, and is arguably one of DC's most iconic female villains. Of course, the return of Batman was not the end of Benning and Tim Burton, and the two later collaborated on "Mars Attacks." He also returned to the world of superhero movies in 2019 with "Captain Marvel".
9- Al Pacino in the role of two faces
Since the Batman movie series had introduced fascinating supervillains to the audience, the choice of actor for Joel Schumacher in "Batman Forever" ( Batman Forever) was very hard. Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michelle Pfeiffer as the Catwoman in previous episodes set high standards for negative maps; So Joel Schumacher endured a lot of pressure to cast Batman's two new supervillains forever, Ridler and Two Faces. Al Pacino was one of the most serious options. She had just won her first Oscar for "Scent of a Woman," and certainly as a movie legend, she was no less than Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer. Al Pacino even had a history of playing comic book villains in his artistic career with Dick Tracy. However, for some unknown reason, he refused to play the role of two characters in Batman forever. ) Had. With this description, another famous actor finally took on the role of two faces, and of course, he could not raise it above the level of a normal negative character and did not catch up with the previous villains.
8- Robin Williams strong in the role of Ridler
many of Robin Williams' most famous role-playing characters There are children who are kind, but with films like Insomnia and one Hour Photo, he showed different aspects of his talents and showed that he happens to be just as good at playing heartfelt anti-heroes as they are. Executes with incredible power. Given his brilliant track record, being offered the role of one of Batman's villains is not far-fetched, and it has happened on many occasions. Edward Nigma/Riedler was offered to him. Ridler is one of the main choices in Batman's list of criminals and has a special interest in puzzle solving; For this reason, he usually carries out his criminal acts in mysterious ways and always plots a mystery for Batman and his gang. Ironically, Robin Williams' dialogue style matched Riddler's character perfectly. However, this never happened.
Robin Williams later said in an interview with Empire that he was actually offered the role of Riddler in his own style, but was suddenly informed that Jim Kerry has been selected to play the role. Williams also experienced this sudden change for the Joker character in Tim Burton's "Batman." In any case, he had the talent and skill to play the role of Batman superheroes like Riddler, but unfortunately luck was not with him and he lost this opportunity every time for some reason.
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7. Patrick Stewart as Mr. Freeze
Mr. Freeze is one of the super villains who has appeared several times in various DC adaptations, including the TV series" Harley Quinn ", which Creatively voiced by Alfred Molina. Unfortunately, this fascinating supervillain did not do very well in live action, and his only appearance was in "Batman & Robin". Arnold Schwarzenegger failed to demonstrate the power of this cold, icy supervillain, and it was not as scary as expected. Still, Batman and Robin's master freeze is still memorable, but we could have seen a completely different version of the villain. There were rumors that Schwarzenegger would replace him. It is easy to imagine a version of this character who suffers a lot of pain due to the condition of his dying wife. And Patrick Stewart was undoubtedly the only person who could handle the complexities of this character.
But why did this big and sudden change happen? The main problem was Patrick Stewart's busy work schedule in 1996. He appeared in several films at the same time, and the possibility of finding a vacancy in his busy schedule was like finding a needle in a haystack. Arnold Schwarzenegger was later cast in the role of Mr. Freeze, and Joel Schumacher said in an interview that he was the only one who could possibly survive the icy supervillain.
Christopher Nolan usually works with actors from his previous films, including the Batman trilogy. The rule was no exception. The Dark Knight Rises is one of the most famous examples, starring Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with whom he previously worked on Inception. Of course, this trend started in 2005 with the first episode, "Batman Begins", and Guy Pierce was supposed to play the role of one of the most powerful super villains in the DC Universe, Ras Al-Ghoul.
Guy Pierce and Nolan previously collaborated on "Memento," and Batman begins pre-production. In 2004, Pierce denied the rumors, and in an interview with Vulture in 2011, he said that he had never been nominated for the role of Batman, and that Nolan had spoken to him for the role of Ras al-Ghoul, but he noticed a major problem when he was exploring the role; Age mismatch with Ras Al-Ghoul.
Ras Al-Ghoul is initially portrayed as Batman's coach, but the main problem was that Sen. Guy Pierce and Christian Bale were almost identical, and Nolan needed an older actor for the role. Finally came Liam Neeson; So Pierce was left out of the project, but maybe one day Nolan will recreate Batman with his favorite actors.
5- Adrienne Brody as the Joker
After Batman begins, he has had great success. Dark Knight) was drawn. Since this crazy character was as important as Batman, many actors were willing to add him to their artistic repertoire. A long list of actors likely to play Batman's crazy clown soon circulated in various media outlets, and there was even speculation about actors not entering into negotiations with Warner Bros. for the role. Adrienne Brody was one of the fans who was arguably interested in DC. He had a head, he spoke. He also noted that this enthusiasm begins with the admiration of Batman, and that Christopher Nolan's unique vision for the project. It was not hard to imagine Adrienne Brody as one of Batman's full-fledged super villains, and in fact, his Oscar for "The Pianist" made the star more likely to appear in the DC Universe.>
Although Adrienne Brody and many other leading actors have suggested that the Joker be the main choice for the role of the Joker, Nolan always mentions Heath Ledger as the Joker's only choice; The Joker, whose legendary performance will forever be etched in the minds of audiences and in the history of cinema. "https://bingmag.com/picsbody/2203/17861-10.jpg" alt="BingMag.com 12 actors who went one step further to play the role of Batman super villains" loading="lazy">
Mark Rafflow, now known as the Hulk, was never associated with any superhero film. He has been known for years for starring in independent drama films such as "The Kids Are All Right" and "Zodiac". However, long before he found himself in the Marvel movie world with The Avengers, he was on the verge of playing one of DC's villains. Raflo also auditioned for the role of Harvey Dent/Two Faces in "Dark Knight." Frank Miller was particularly interested in graphic design and was happy to appear in an adaptation of his work, but in the end, despite his heartfelt interest in the role, Christopher Nolan, as the director, decided to take a different path. In the same interview, Raflo mentioned his interest in appearing in superhero films, which eventually led to his role as Bruce Banner/Hulk in the Marvel movie world, which has been an important part of his life for a decade now. Has become his art.
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3- Matt Damon as Two Faces
Matt Damon attracted a lot of attention in the late 2000s with his appearance in the "Bourne" trilogy, leaving behind the golden days. He left his head; So he had a lot of offers to appear in big movies, such as "Avatar" and "Dark Knight". Of course, Damon eventually decided to drop out of both films, but apparently the reason for dropping out of Christopher Nolan's project was a work-in-progress. Coordinate with the Dark Knight. In an interview, he mentioned that he had never met Christopher Nolan for the role, which shows that he was one of Nolan's early and not-so-serious choices for the role. He later told the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he could not play the role of one of Batman's supervillains because of his commitment to other projects, and did not mention the name of the project.
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2- Keith Mara in The role of a female cat
2012 was a good year for Hathaway; Not only did she win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables," but she also won the role of Selena Kyle/The Dark Knight Rise (The Dark Knight Rise) It does itself. Hatoy used traditional femme fatale clichs for the role. Of course, there are also disturbances in Hatoy's catwoman, which were met with harsh criticism from audiences and critics, who in no way considered her to be as much as Michelle Pfeiffer.
But it is possible that other actors took on the role themselves. . one of them was Kate Mara, who even went as far as acting. In an interview with ESPN, she said that her love for Christopher Nolan's work was her driving force behind her role as a catwoman. Although his connection to this role was nothing more than an acting test, he appreciates this opportunity and considers it a valuable experience.
Of course, the Dark Knight Rises was not our only opportunity to appear in the world of superhero movies He finally achieved his long-cherished dream in 2015 by appearing in "Fantastic Four" and playing the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Woman.
1- Ryan Gosling as the Joker >
"Suicide Squad" was one of the best-selling films of 2016 and since At first, there was a lot of speculation about the long list of famous actors who were to appear in the film. Eventually, Margo Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as the Enchanter, and Will Smith as Dadshat appeared in the project.
But there was a big difference between the final cast and the initial cast. For example, Tom Hardy was supposed to play Rick Flagg, which did not happen due to a work conflict with "The Revenant". Another serious option was Ryan Gosling, who was set to play Joker instead of Jared Leto. Gosling is one of Hollywood's most famous actors to ever appear in comic book superhero films. He did not find it and was a good choice for a suicide squad due to his different role in "Drive". However, this never happened, and the reason was that Gosling had to sign several contracts with Warner Bros. in order to play the role of the Joker. He eventually decided not to give in to this commitment and instead appeared in successful works such as "First Man" and "La La Land".