Mark Millar Would Cast Michael Fassbender As Batman In Dream Reboot: Offers ‘Nemesis’ Update
Mark Millar, arguably one of the coolest comic book writers working today, provided an update on the film version of his book, Nemesis (with director Joe Carnahan attached to direct), when a fan proposed Bryan Cranston in the role of officer Blake Morrow.
@mrmarkmillar bryan Cranston for Blake morrow? Got that family man badass angle. Yessss
3:28 AM – 24 Apr 12
@RobbiesBS We already have our Blake Morrow, my friend. But it’ll be end of Summer before we even get the screenplay done.
3:28 AM – 24 Apr 12
We originally reported on Liam Neeson’s casting in that role here, but it now seems confirmed. Considering that Nemesis is about a villain that is as maniacal as the Joker, but as methodical, athletic and well funded as Batman/Bruce Wayne , Millar seems like a prime candidate to provide a fresh take on the Bat-Franchise. His dream picks for a reboot…
@mrmarkmillar amazing! What about Jesse (Aaron Paul) as robin in the batman reboot?
4:05 AM – 24 Apr 12
I’d def put Robin in Batman reboot. Fassbender as Batman, Cranston as Gordon and Patrick MacNee or George Cole as Alfred @RobbiesBS
4:16 AM – 24 Apr 12
The more I think about it, Patrick MacNee MUST be Alfred in any Batman reboot. Also, ditch the leathers and daft voice. Get Batman mobile.
4:41 AM – 24 Apr 12
Fassbender as Batman | Cranston as Gordon | MacNee as Alfred
All seem like interesting choices, and Bryan Cranston even already voiced Gordon in the animated version of Batman: Year One. This isn’t the first time Mr. Millar has volunteered his view on rebooting a popular DC film franchise. Back in 2008 Warner Bros. was looking to take Superman in a new direction following the disappointing performance of Superman Returns, he pitched his vision for a trilogy that was “gonna be like Michael Corleone in The Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him.”
The man is very busy indeed, continuing to expand his creator owned clout with books like Super Crooks and The Secret Service, the latter having co-created with Kick Ass director, Matthew Vaughn.
What think you folks, like his picks? Too soon to talk about rebooting the Bat? Which of his comic properties are you most anxious to see on the big screen?