According to the Hollywood Reporter there are some whacked out unsubstantiated rumors as to who the Batman is going to be in the movie featuring Batman and Superman that was announced at SDCC this year. Supposedly they want a late 30’s / early 40’s Batman a-la The Dark Knight Returns and supposedly Josh Brolin is being considered.
Don’t get me wrong. I love TDKR as much as the next nerd. But I do NOT want the franchise of a lifetime wasted on an old-ass Batman. Seriously. I know you are all thinking of this picture:
But if you want that, you also have to get Batman as Randy from A Christmas Story.
So forget old man Josh Brolin. And forget the dude from True Blood (the ripped up werewolf guy) but do NOT forget Ryan Gosling.
Ryan Gosling. Hmm. I would not think it would work. But Michael Keaton worked. Didn’t he? Am I just fooling myself because it came out when I was so young?
So maybe the Gos would be a good Batman. Because Batman needs to be like, 30 in this new movie. Tops. Maybe 32. Why? Because he has to have been around long enough to have something to teach Superman, but not so old that he is going to have to huff and puff his way up a damn rope. And they can’t hamstring the franchise by using an older Batman. What will the next movie be? He gets a clonoscopy? THINK, people!
Unless they want to make it like The Golden Girls and have all the super heroes be old. Flash could run really fast to the bathroom 15 times a night (help him, Joe Theissman!) Green Lantern could use his ring to get him in and out of a car. Yeah. That’s good movie making right there. Idiots.
I will consider Ryan Gosling. I would also consider your picks if you put them in the comments. But no older actors. 40 is not old, but it is too old for this character for this universe. So don’t blow it, Warner Brothers. I swear to you there WILL be repercussions if you do.