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Well, I tried it....wasn't too impressed.
It always makes me sad when alcohol doesn't treat a friend well. I die a little...inside.
post #152 of 187
Keanu reeves? and The Matrix appears in my mind.
post #153 of 187
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It always makes me sad when alcohol doesn't treat a friend well. I die a little..inside.
NO fair making a post on this forum that causes a fellow AVS "Imbiber" to giggle uncontrollably after midnight and waking his wife....biggrin.gif
post #154 of 187
Supposedly Scott Atkins was ask to audition. Any truth to this? Or is this old news?
post #155 of 187
The next Batman will be like the Spiderman reboot with that wimpy guy. Doesn't hold up and no one really cares about it now.
post #156 of 187
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The next Batman will be like the Spiderman reboot with that wimpy guy. Doesn't hold up and no one really cares about it now.

Except that wimpy guy is a much more convincing Peter Parker/Spidey than Maguire ever was. In Raimi's films, Maguire has no screen presence, his Peter Parker often comes across as an idiot. Andrew Garfield plays it differently and it works way better.
post #157 of 187
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Except that wimpy guy is a much more convincing Peter Parker/Spidey than Maguire ever was. In Raimi's films, Maguire has no screen presence, his Peter Parker often comes across as an idiot. Andrew Garfield plays it differently and it works way better.

The more I watch The Amazing Spiderman the more I agree with this. My first viewing I was so so about it. But it's been on broadcast a lot and I've had it on while working around the house and whatnot, so I've (more or less) seen it 3-4 times and your "idiot" comment seems about right in comparison. I like Maguire's Spidey and still think it's good (the first one anyway) but Garfield's I agree works much better. The true telling will be the second installment.

As it relates to Batman, I personally don't think a "wimpy" Bruce Wayne will work at all. Perhaps a spinning a "cool geeky" Wayne would work but definitely not a wimp.
post #158 of 187
Would Ben Kingsley have made a good Lex Luthor in the new Batman/Superman movie?

I hope you don't mind me asking this question here instead of starting a new thread. After reading an article that Bryan Cranston would be open to playing the role, I started thinking about who would be good or interesting choices to play Lex Luthor.

And just for fun....would Gene Hackman reprising the role be a bad thing?
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And just for fun....would Gene Hackman reprising the role be a bad thing?

Well, at least he's actually bald now. smile.gif

Hackman says that he's retired from acting. I can't imagine he'd ever want to do something like this.
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post #161 of 187
Hackman was the best. Spacey wishes he had that charisma to pull off Lex. He was so bad I had to bust out my Challenge of the Superfriends DVD and watch the 70's animated Luthor to cleanse my burning eyes.
post #162 of 187
I kind of like Spacey as Lex Luthor but I didn't care for how he was portrayed in Superman Returns. Instead of a criminal mastermind he seemed more mentally crazy to me. I don't know if the character was written that way or if that was Spacey's interpretation of it but like the movie (which I liked more than I didn't) it just didn't it just didn't all the way work IMO.

Patrick Stewart?
post #163 of 187
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Well, at least he's actually bald now. smile.gif

Hackman says that he's retired from acting. I can't imagine he'd ever want to do something like this.

You beat me to it. Gene Hackman is 83 years old and according to IMDB hasn't acted since 2004. I am inclined to believe him when he says he has retired from acting
post #164 of 187
I know it's a speculative non-story, but I thought it would be interesting to see what you folks thought about the premise:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/christian-bale-reportedly-offered-50-170800416.html


I personally don't see Christian Bale being nearly as essential to the Batman franchise as Robert Downey, Jr. to Ironman. Bale looks good and all, but I've never found him particularly charismatic. To me, the success of the Dark Knight trilogy really had little to do with Bale and was mostly due to the writing and direction. Hell, they could've put George Clooney back in and the films would've been just fine if nothing else was changed. Who knows, he might have actually fit the part better with the better material and direction.
post #165 of 187
I just read this article too and found it interesting albeit unlikely. I respectfully disagree that Bale isn't as essential as Downey to their respective brands and further disagree that Bale had little to do with the Dark Knights success. I don't say this to take away from the strength of Nolan in the films but I simply think their value is higher together. One of the things Downey accomplished is the same that Bale accomplished and that's establish an identity. Bale's Batman aside, there has been no other identifying figure in the DC films to carry the brand along and I'm not even speaking in terms of box office success. Bale is that one identifying figure that gives it all (or can give it all) a push...a little momentum if you will. At the very least, I think that article may be a tactic (by the franchise and/or studio) to entice Bale into at least considering the alternatives. Can you imagine if it were announced that Bale would return as Batman? That would be an absolute media and message board frenzy and IMO a virtual automatic billion dollar movie. Again, because there is no one else to carry the torch, no one to identify the brand and an unknown or lesser known just won't generate the buzz.
post #166 of 187
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I just read this article too and found it interesting albeit unlikely. I respectfully disagree that Bale isn't as essential as Downey to their respective brands and further disagree that Bale had little to do with the Dark Knights success. I don't say this to take away from the strength of Nolan in the films but I simply think their value is higher together. One of the things Downey accomplished is the same that Bale accomplished and that's establish an identity. Bale's Batman aside, there has been no other identifying figure in the DC films to carry the brand along and I'm not even speaking in terms of box office success. Bale is that one identifying figure that gives it all (or can give it all) a push...a little momentum if you will. At the very least, I think that article may be a tactic (by the franchise and/or studio) to entice Bale into at least considering the alternatives. Can you imagine if it were announced that Bale would return as Batman? That would be an absolute media and message board frenzy and IMO a virtual automatic billion dollar movie. Again, because there is no one else to carry the torch, no one to identify the brand and an unknown or lesser known just won't generate the buzz.
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post #167 of 187
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I just read this article too and found it interesting albeit unlikely. I respectfully disagree that Bale isn't as essential as Downey to their respective brands and further disagree that Bale had little to do with the Dark Knights success. I don't say this to take away from the strength of Nolan in the films but I simply think their value is higher together. One of the things Downey accomplished is the same that Bale accomplished and that's establish an identity. Bale's Batman aside, there has been no other identifying figure in the DC films to carry the brand along and I'm not even speaking in terms of box office success. Bale is that one identifying figure that gives it all (or can give it all) a push...a little momentum if you will. At the very least, I think that article may be a tactic (by the franchise and/or studio) to entice Bale into at least considering the alternatives. Can you imagine if it were announced that Bale would return as Batman? That would be an absolute media and message board frenzy and IMO a virtual automatic billion dollar movie. Again, because there is no one else to carry the torch, no one to identify the brand and an unknown or lesser known just won't generate the buzz.

Exactly. Besides... Imagine that for a second, Christian Bale returns as Batman in the next MOS movie... Who made the music for the TDK trilogy? And who makes the music for the new MOS franchise? That would be so epic!!! smile.gif

(I think that horrible article was written to sell that ebook by the way... The title says he's been offered 50 million, and then the article says "Just to be clear he has not been offered 50 million" rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif ...and Christian Bale has already made a similar amount of money with TDKR I guess)
Edited by Morpheo - 8/15/13 at 3:53am
post #168 of 187
The other flaw with the article is that it talks about Bale's getting 20 minutes of screen time. There's no way determine that now, not without potentially compromising the film. Many actors have a certain percentage of screen time written in their contracts anyway and it's usually a much bigger than 20% anyway.

Regardless, even as eager as I would think the production team would be to get Bale, I don't think they would offer him $50MM. It would be more like Downey's deal with an upfront salary and backend revenue perhaps up to $50M depending on the success of the movie.
post #169 of 187
If you are looking for a big wall of a man, why not that "new" Conan the Barbarian dude? tongue.gif
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If you are looking for a big wall of a man, why not that "new" Conan the Barbarian dude? tongue.gif

I just saw him in Bullet to the Head last night. He doesn't have the mental fortitude and articulation that Lex needs. He'd make a good Solomon Grundy though.wink.gif
Edited by Waboman - 8/15/13 at 2:27pm
post #171 of 187
I vote for Patrick Warburton as the next Batman!
post #172 of 187
I vote for Patrick Warburton as the next Batman!
post #173 of 187
That's awesome!
post #174 of 187
Really? The guy will be above 50 when filming starts... Christian Bale was 31 in 2005... Henry Cavill is 30...
post #175 of 187
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

I just saw him in Bullet to the Head last night. He doesn't have the mental fortitude and articulation that Lex needs. He'd make a good Solomon Grundy though.wink.gif

Well, that would be good to ensure we get more grunting/one-liner Batman action scenes than expressive Bruce Wayne scenes, eh? wink.gif (I was referring to the Conan dude as a possible Batman, btw)
post #176 of 187
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Really? The guy will be above 50 when filming starts... Christian Bale was 31 in 2005... Henry Cavill is 30...

I think it was meant as a joke. Or possibly a Batman spoof with his cynicism. Either way....biggrin.gif
post #177 of 187
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

I vote for Patrick Warburton as the next Batman!

He's already played a brave, intrepid superhero and did a damn fine job of it!

post #178 of 187
Why can't Batman be black. Serious question. We hardly get any great Black superhero's. I won't say Asian because we are not that advance of a civilization yet.
post #179 of 187
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Why can't Batman be black. Serious question. We hardly get any great Black superhero's

We discussed that earlier in the thread.

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I won't say Asian because we are not that advance of a civilization yet.

Asian? What about black? Where have you been the last 5 years? Even though we have a black President, it’s been made abundantly clear we are NOT an advanced civilization.
post #180 of 187
Only the Rock would do, if it were black Batman! smile.gif He's even getting too old for that now, though, isn't he?
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