It’s been reported by Deadline that Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns will co-write the Batman solo, supposedly titled The Batman.
Affleck is also reported to be directing his solo film rumored for a 2018 release. Matt Reeves (War of the Planet of the Apes) will direct the solo film. Although I don’t know what story line/characters it would involve, a lot of fans are hoping for a Under the Hood or Court of Owls film, but I guess we’ll see…
Confirmed cast for the solo film includes Affleck, Jeremy Irons, JK Simmons, and newcomer Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke.
Obviously, Batman has already been cast so no need to fan-cast him along with the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Alfred (Jeremy Irons), Commissioner Gordon (JK Simmons) and the Suicide Squad characters. So far it looks like Bruce has worked with at least Dick and Jason (who appears to be killed by the Joker in the DCCU). I think I will add on to this fan-cast over time, so let me know who you want to see added!
BARBARA GORDON (Batgirl/Oracle)
Now that it’s been confirmed Jena Malone is NOT Barbara Gordon, we can fan cast her! Now Affleck’s Batman has been Batman for awhile, but I don’t know if he’s encountered Barbara yet. Given Commissioner Gordon’s casting and what sounds like a dark past for Bruce, I’d expect Barbara to make an appearance at some point, whether she’s already Batgirl or Oracle. Batman has had a history however with the Joker so it’s possible she’s already Oracle. If the Birds of Prey rumors are true, though, it’d be better to see Babs go from Batgirl to Oracle. But we’ll see.
BATWOMAN (Katherine “Kate” Kane)
So I don’t know if this is Jena Malone’s mystery role or not, I think her role is Barbara, but we’ll see in the extended edition of Batman v Superman. Anyways, I varied on age a bit for this fan-cast and of course looked at fan suggestions as well. I think anyone (who can act of course) could be Kate, but we’ll see!
BLACK MASK (Roman Sionis)
We haven’t seen Black Mask in live-action yet and he’d be an interesting character to bring to the DCEU.
I don’t know if/when WB would introduce the character, however. And as soon as I put this up, David Ayer tweets Black Mask, which calls to question if he will then appear in the Gotham City Sirens film.
CASSANDRA CAIN (Batgirl/Black Bat)
Probably the youngest of the Batgirls, Cassandra may not appear for awhile (or ever) in the DC movie universe. For now, I won’t fan-cast her.
CATWOMAN (Selina Kyle)
Given that they decided to go with an older Batman in the DCCU, there’s a possibility Catwoman would be older as well. So I had a huge age range in possible choices and tried my best to narrow it down. If I am missing anyone, let me know. If not, vote in the poll who you would pick!
*Update – Amber Heard has been removed due to her casting as Mera in Justice League and Aquaman.
For now, I’m leaving off fan-casting for Damian as I don’t know how likely he’ll show up in the DCEU.
DEATHSTROKE (Slade Wilson)
*UPDATE* Joe Manganiello confirmed to be Deathstroke in the DCEU!
DICK GRAYSON (Nightwing)
The reason I left him simply Dick Grayson is because I don’t know what alter ego we could see him as in the DCEU. There’s a lot of rumors surrounding the Robins and one is that Dick will already be Nightwing and has parted ways from Bruce. So I’m fan casting for Nightwing/Dick…hopefully that is true. UPDATE – Nightwing will get his own solo film which confirms the rumors of where he’s at in the DCEU…Let’s hope to hear casting soon!
*UPDATE – Tyler Hoechlin has been removed due to his casting in CW’s Supergirl as Superman. Ben Barnes has been removed due to his casting in The Punisher.*
HARVEY DENT (Two-Face)
Maybe we will see the evolution of Two-Face as well in the DCCU? All we really know is that Batman has been fighting crime for a while now. Who knows how many villains he has already taken down, (asides the ones in Arkham in Suicide Squad, who he supposedly took down).
I already had a Huntress fan-cast from Birds of Prey, so I just used the same one since I figured it’d work in whichever movie she’s introduced.
*UPDATE – Serinda Swan removed due to casting in Inhumans.*
JASON TODD (Red Hood?)
Jason is confirmed to be the dead Robin of cinematic universe (as it should be). Whether we see him become Red Hood is the big question. I’d like to think Affleck will incorporate him in his solo film but we’ll have to wait and see…
POISON IVY (Pamela Isley)
I found a lot of fan-cast ideas from fans and included a few of my own. I am missing actresses, most likely, because I feel that the casting of Poison Ivy is the most versatile. As long as the actress can act and doesn’t mind wearing a wig/dying her hair, she could work. Let me know who you would pick!
*Update – Amber Heard has been removed due to her casting as Mera in Justice League and Aquaman!
RA’S AL GHUL
It was definitely difficult finding suitable actors for this role…I really hope there isn’t another white actor portraying the character (although both previous actors were fine). I did look for other’s fan cast ideas to incorporate with any of my own. Let me know your pick!
*UPDATE – Alexander Siddig removed due to casting as Ra’s Al Ghul (yes!) in Gotham (boo).*
There’s a bit of a tease/easter egg in Batman v Superman of Riddler, and Snyder revealed he also originally had plans to introduce him in the film. But to save time, he didn’t (thankfully). So instead, we can fan-cast him for the solo! Or whenever he pops up I guess…
SILVER ST. CLOUD
Given that this Batman is older than what we’ve been introduced to before, I don’t know the possibility of Silver showing up in this universe. She may be someone from Bruce’s past as well. We’ll see I guess!
STEPHANIE BROWN (Batgirl/Robin/Spoiler)
Batman has so many Robins/Batgirls/etc and I’m not sure if we’ll see all of them in the DC movie universe. Perhaps a few might have to go to the TV universe for any live-action attempt. I’ll fan-cast Stephanie anyways, though. If she does get a chance at live-action, I think she should stick to being called Spoiler, to differentiate from others and not further confuse non-CB readers. She’ll probably one of the youngest as well.
*UPDATE – Olivia Holt removed due to casting in Cloak & Dagger. Virginia Gardner has been removed due to casting in Marvel’s Runaways.*
TALIA AL GHUL
Finding actresses was a bit difficult for Talia, even when I looked for fans’ suggestions. Let me know though who you would pick!
*UPDATE – Odette Annable removed due to casting in Supergirl as Reign.*
Now if Affleck does bring back the Robins into the DCEU, it makes sense to go with Tim next, given that in the comics he is the 3rd person to don the name. Thanks to BvS, we see the events that happened with Jason Todd had already occurred, and we can assume Dick Grayson had also been around before. If we see either of the two in the DCEU, it’ll likely be as Red Hood and Nightwing. So for Tim, we don’t want to fan-cast too old or too young (because we still have Damian Wayne to think of). I tried to vary in the FC with fan suggestions and my own. Note – Ryan Potter has been vying for the role and even went so far as to make a campaign-like video.
“Like Tim said, Batman needs a Robin.”
Now I don’t know the likeliness of Vicki appearing in the DCCU, but I am really trying to include as many characters from the Batman universe into this fan-cast. Let me know who you’d pick (and as always, if I’m missing someone).
*UPDATE – Lauren Cohan removed due to her casting as Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman. Brie Larson has been removed due to her casting as Captain Marvel.*
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