As my journey as a dream caster for the Justice League comes to an end I thought it would be appropriate to end if with the best superhero around: Batman. The neutral good vigilante has been a popular character for pop culture lately, especially with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy coming to an end. Naturally, the ideal Batman would be no other than Christian Bale, but he was clear when he said The Dark Knight Rises would be the last Batman movie for him. Although some are hoping for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to fill his place, I thought it would be best to pick some fresh meat.
My Pick for Batman:
I really enjoyed the aging Batman that Christopher Nolan setup, and I wanted to continue that on for the Justice League, and I think the best bat for the job is no other than Andrew Lincoln. Most of you should recognize him an Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, where he plays a survivor in the zombie apocalypse. He is the oldest of the cast, and I think it would add a nice touch to have an aging and wise Bruce Wayne lead the Justice League into battle. While he isn’t big on the movie front (yet), Lincoln constantly proves him acting abilities in television.
Why He Would Make a Perfect Batman:
Originating as an English Actor, Lincoln completely transformed himself to get the role of Rick Grimes and I think he could do it again to don the cape and become the famous caped crusader. Lincoln also has an exquisite look to him which helps since Bruce Wayne is known to be quite the bachelor among the ladies. Among the young cast, I believe Andrew Lincoln could hold his own and reinvent the Bruce Wayne that we have become accustomed to.
I have enjoyed dream casting for the Justice League, and I hope that you have enjoyed my choices. Through the good and the bad, this journey is finally completed, and as I finish off, Yes Hollywood I will accept my position as casting director for The Justice League.