Welcome to part 4 of my DCCU fan cast. If you missed part 3, you can find it here. To repeat, these choices are ones that are possible in the DC cinematic universe. I have not repeated any choices across all of the characters. I will not cast any character that have already been casted which means no Joker choice this time around.
I'm happy that I get to do Batman villains as (in my opinion) Batman has the best villains in all of comics. They have a depth that is almost unrivalled by any other superhero. Hope you enjoy my choices.
Catwoman or Selina Kyle first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940. She is one of Batman's oldest foes. Catwoman is sometimes considered an anti-hero and is sometimes portrayed as Batman's love interest. She has been portrayed by Hollywood heavyweights, Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway. Currently, Camren Bicondova portrays a young Selina Kyle in 'Gotham'.
Emily Blunt has caught quite a lot of attention recently ever since she starred in 'Edge of Tomorrow'. In that role, she proved that she can play a bad ass character in an action role. She is a talented actress who won the Black Widow part over Scarlett Johansson before having to drop out. This is one of my favourite castings which I have chosen.
Penguin or Oswald Cobblepot debuted in Detective Comics #58 in 1941. A mobster and thief, Cobblepot has an obsession with birds and high tech umbrellas. His short and round stature is easily identifiable which adds to his already interesting character. He has been portrayed by Danny DeVito and voiced by Nolan North. He is currently being played by the charismatic Robin Lord Taylor in 'Gotham'
This is one of my more 'interesting' choices. Joe Pesci physically fits the bill with his short stature. This choice comes from Pesci's previous roles as a mobster which is the type of Penguin I want to see in the DCCU. Pesci would be able to give a hammy or dramatic performance depending on how they want to use the character.
Black Mask or Roman Sionis first appeared in Batman #386 in 1985. Roman Sionis is a crime boss that has had a personal vendetta against the Wayne family. He played a major part in the animated film, 'Batman: Under the Red Hood'. He was most notably voiced by Nolan North in the 'Arkham' games franchise.
Mark Strong is one of my favourite actors because of his intense and intimidating roles in 'Kick Ass' and 'Green Lantern'. If you want a crime boss, you call Mark Strong. He's not very well known which means he would be easy to grab in a big budget movie such as the Batman reboot. (Also, his head already looks like a skull)
Hush or Thomas Elliot first showed up in Batman #609 in 2003. Hush provided the perfect villain for Batman in 'Hush' which is sometimes deemed Batman's best story. If an adaption of that graphic novel is ever put on the big screen, Elliot would create a crumbling world around Bruce Wayne and Batman.
Matthew Fox of 'Lost' fame would make an interesting Hush. His charming look would make a perfect Thomas Elliot but his intense role in 'Alex Ross' shows how bad ass he could be. I could easily see his face wrapped in bandages and giving Batman hell.
Riddler or Edward Nigma first appeared in Detective Comics #140 in 1948. The Riddler provides an intellectual challenge for Batman which shows his detective skills. He is best known for Jim Carrey's portrayal and Wally Wingert's performance in the 'Arkham' franchise. Cory Michael Smith is currently portraying this character in 'Gotham'.
Simon Baker is an Australian known for his role in 'The Mentalist'. His role in that show is basically what I envisage for the Riddler. Baker could pull off the Riddler from the Arkham games easily. His soothing yet calculating voice could provide a creepy character that has Batman stumped at every turn.
Ra's Al Ghul
Ra's Al Ghul first debuted in Batman #232 in 1971. The Demon's Head has proved to be both an intellectual and physical villain for Batman. Although he is a villain, he has a large amount of respect for Batman. He has been portrayed by certified bad ass, Liam Neeson and is being portrayed (perfectly in my opinion) by Matt Nable in 'Arrow'.
Jason Isaacs is known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' franchise. That role showed his evil side while also showing huge respect for other characters. His small role in 'Fury' showed he can hold his own in an intense, character driven movie.
Talia Al Ghul
Talia Al Ghul first appeared in Detective Comics #441 in 1971. Talia is not only one of Batman's foe but is also the mother of his son, Damien. The daughter of the Demon's Head, Talia is a very skilled fighter as she was a member of the League of Assassins. She was recently portrayed by Marion Cotillard in 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
Stana Katic is known for her role as Detective Beckett in 'Castle'. She shows she is a strong, independent woman in the show which is similar to Talia's character. Katic also provided the voice for Talia in the video game, 'Batman: Arkham City'. This performance can easily be brought to live action in a Batman stand-alone movie.
Scarecrow or Dr. Johnathan Crane first appeared in World's Finest Comics #3 in 1941. This former psychologist and psychiatrist uses a fear toxin to exploit fears in his enemies. Scarecrow was portrayed by Cillian Murphy in 'Batman Begins' and will be (according to the trailers) the main villain in the upcoming video game 'Batman: Arkham Knight'.
Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler is best known for his role as Spencer Reid in 'Criminal Minds'. He can easily portray the scientist side of Scarecrow which was shown in 'Batman Begins'. I believe he can play a scary villain which was almost missing from Cillian Murphey's performance.
Bane first appeared in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 in 1993. Although he is a young character, Bane has made a huge difference in comics history. He is known for 'breaking the bat' in his first appearance. He was portrayed by the talented Tom Hardy in 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
Dominic Purcell is known for his role in 'Prison Break'. 'Batman & Robin' Bane was all brawn and no brains. 'The Dark Knight Rises' Bane was a lot of brain and some brawn. Purcell could bring a good balance of both. His villainous turn in 'The Flash' shows how crazy he can get which can be translated into this now iconic character.
Mr Freeze or Victor Fries first appeared as Mr Zero in Batman #121 in 1959. Mr Freeze has become a very sympathetic character because of the award winning 'Batman: The Animated Series' episode 'Heart of Ice'. He played a major role in the video game 'Batman: Arkham City'.
Stanley Tucci is known for being in everything but you just didn't realise. He shows up in everything from 'Captain America: The First Avenger' to 'The Hunger Games'. He is known for his transformative roles which shows he could easily play the forgiving role.
Poison Ivy or Pamela Isley first showed up in Batman #181 in 1966. Poison Ivy is a biologist that can control plants and is immune to all viruses and toxins. Poison Ivy is known for her close relationship with fellow DC villain, Harley Quinn. Uma Thurman portrayed this character in 'Batman & Robin' and Claire Foley portrays a young Ivy in 'Gotham'.
Christina Hendricks is known for her role in 'Mad Men'. Hendricks can play the strong, feminine type which is an important feature of Ivy's. Poison Ivy uses her strong sexuality to entice her enemies which is something that Hendricks clearly has. I believe Hendricks could play a crazy, seductive villain.
Two Face or Harvey Dent debuted in Detective Comics #66. Harvey Dent was the clean cut Gotham City district attorney until he was splashed in the face with acid which bring out the cruel side of him. Adopting the Two Face persona, Dent uses his skills to build a crime empire. Some of the really talented actors who have portrayed this character are Tommy Lee Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Troy Baker.
Julian McMahon is known for his role in 'Nip/Tuck' and the 'Fantastic Four' franchise. Although he played a terrible Dr. Doom, he played a good villain. He was intimidating and evil which fits the Two Face character pretty well. He could pull off the look of Two Face easily and looks good in a suit.
I hope you enjoyed my latest fan cast. I am proud of my choices and I'm excited to hear what you guys think. If you agree let me know in the comments. If you don't, still let me know.