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 and will rewrite what Affleck and Johns had done. 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…
Obviously, Batman has already been cast so no need to fan-cast him along with the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons), Commissioner Gordon (JK Simmons), Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello), and the Suicide Squad characters. So far it looks like Bruce has worked with at least Dick and Jason (who Harley & Joker killed), and we have both a Nightwing and Batgirl solo films confirmed (which means they’ll eventually be cast).
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, so I’d assume he’s already worked with Barbara, who would be either Batgirl or Oracle now right? Well now that she has a solo film coming with Joss Whedon basically set to direct it, it sounds like she’ll be stepping back into crime-fighting after the events of The Killing Joke…
BATWOMAN (Katherine “Kate” Kane)
I tried to vary 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!
*UPDATE – Jessica Chastain removed due to casting in X-Men Dark Phoenix.*
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.
*UPDATE – Mark Strong removed due to casting in Shazam.*
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 removed due to casting as Mera in Justice League and Aquaman. Milla Jovovich removed due to casting in Hellboy reboot.*
For now, I’m leaving off fan-casting for Damian as I don’t know how likely he’ll show up in the DC Films universe.
DEATHSTROKE (Slade Wilson)
*UPDATE* Joe Manganiello confirmed to be Deathstroke!
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 removed due to casting in CW’s Supergirl as Superman. Ben Barnes removed due to 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, (besides the ones in Arkham in Suicide Squad, who he supposedly took down).
*UPDATE – Jude Law removed due to casting in Captain Marvel.*
HUNTRESS (Helena Bertinelli)
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. If they ever make a Birds of Prey film, I think that’s where we’ll first see Helena and not in a Batman film. Perhaps she could cameo in Batgirl’s solo, which I hope leads to a Birds of Prey spin-off but we’ll see.
*UPDATE – Serinda Swan removed due to casting in Inhumans.*
JASON TODD (Red Hood?)
Jason is confirmed to be the dead Robin of the 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, or perhaps Nightwing’s 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. We may not see Ivy in Batman’s solo but if Gotham City Sirens film actually happens, we can expect casting to occur at some point for the character.
*UPDATE – Amber Heard removed due to casting as Mera in Justice League and Aquaman. Jessica Chastain removed due to casting in X-Men Dark Phoenix.*
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. Although it sounds like we may not see the Al Ghuls for awhile in this film universe…
*UPDATE – Alexander Siddig removed due to casting as Ra’s Al Ghul (yes!) in Gotham (boo). Daniel Day Lewis removed due to retirement.*
THE RIDDLER (Edward Nygma)
There’s a bit of a tease/easter egg in Batman v Superman of The 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…
*UPDATE – Jude Law removed due to casting in Captain Marvel.*
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. Especially if they want to save on crowd control. Perhaps they can do what Gotham did, where Bruce met her when in school.
*UPDATE – Serinda Swan removed due to casting as Medusa in Inhumans. Michelle Williams removed due to casting in Venom. Alice Eve removed due to casting in Marvel’s Iron Fist.*
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-verse. 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’d probably be one of the youngest as well.
*UPDATE – Olivia Holt removed due to casting in Cloak & Dagger. Virginia Gardner removed due to casting in Marvel’s Runaways. Skyler Samuels removed due to casting in The Gifted. Dove Cameron removed due to casting in Agents of SHIELD.*
TALIA AL GHUL
Finding actresses was a bit difficult for Talia, even when I looked for fans’ suggestions. Again, the Al Ghul’s may not make an appearance in this universe but we can still fan-cast, yeah?
*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 with a Nightwing solo announced, we can confirm Dick and Jason are around. So next up would logically be Tim. I tried to vary in the FC with fan suggestions and my own.
*UPDATE – Ryan Potter removed due to casting in Titans series.*
Now I don’t know the likeliness of Vicki appearing in the film universe, 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 casting as Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman. Brie Larson removed due to casting as Captain Marvel. Serinda Swan removed due to casting as Medusa in Inhumans. Michelle Williams removed due to casting in Venom.*
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