The New Face of Batman?

Posted: February 2, 2011 in Comic Books, Iconoclasts, Movies

Whilst pa rusing the almighty interwebz today I got wind of an interesting piece of information:  Your new Batman may quite possibly be the uber hot Mr. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  The grid lit up with stories of the up and coming actor that you may remember from such movies such as Inception and 500 days of Summer being in the newest installment of the Batman moviefare: The Dark Knight Rises.

While it has not been disclosed what role he would be playing, I’m immensely excited at even the prospective that he could potentially be the new face of Batman.  Many people have raved about the performances of Christian Bale with the constant reinvention of the various cycles of the beloved movie saga.  Personally, I really hope that Mr Gordon-Levitt is being cast as Batman.  Frankly, the saga needs this change.

Growing up with a comic loving father, I came to consume quite a bit of the Batman story. I believe that Hollywood has forgotten much of the basics with its portrayals of the man behind the cape and cowl.  I have absolutely no idea what they were thinking when they cast George Clooney.  I could possibly see why this route was taken if they were casting for Batman Beyond but as the young sprite Batman?  Why does that casting agent even still have a job?

Don’t get me wrong, many of my friends didn’t agree with me about Christoper Bale being a bad Batman.  He had so much potential. Christoper Bale was on the right track but wasn’t I’m not sure if he was quite there.  But what was up with the whole making his voice deeper when he wore the cape and cowl?

I want to see a younger debonair Bruce Wayne.  I want more on the earlier story while keeping their darker appeal that they have finally begun to do right with these last movies.  I want to see how this next step evolves against the pages I’ve come to love.  Will this be another flop?  I really hope not.  But I’m eager to see how it turns out.  It takes a big man to wear that cape and cowl.  Mr Levitt may have to beef up a bit…


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