Oscar Isaac Debunks Batman Casting Rumors, But Is Open To The Role

Oscar Isaac debunks rumors he’s up to star in The Batman from director Matt Reeves, but says he’d like to be considered for the role. A solo Batman movie set in the continuity of Warner Bros. and DC Films’ unofficially titled DC Extended Universe has been in the cards since Ben Affleck signed on the play Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. At that time, it was expected Affleck would write, direct and star in the Batman movie, but plans have since changed. First, Affleck exited as writer and director, paving the way for Matt Reeves to direct The Batman.

Then, the project was plagued by rumors that Affleck would leave the Batman role and Reeves was developing a prequel Batman film. However, the actor, studio and director maintained Affleck’s involvement up until recently. In January, Warner Bros. set The Batman for a 2021 release date and Affleck officially confirmed his exit as Batman. Over the past year, even before Affleck officially stepped away from the role, there have been reports and speculation about who his replacement could be. Armie Hammer and Robert Pattinson are some of the actors more recently linked to The Batman, but going as far back as last summer, Oscar Isaac was tied to a potential Batman movie role. Now the actor has responded to those rumors.

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Speaking to Metro about his recent Netflix film, Triple Frontier (in which he co-stars with Affleck), Isaac was asked about the Batman movie rumors. Specifically, it was reported in August 2018 that Isaac had met with Warner Bros. about a role in Reeves’ The Batman. When asked if he’s the new Batman, Isaac said:

No. I have only read it online like everyone else. I haven’t had any conversations about Batman, unfortunately, but I am sure it is going to be great. Matt Reeves is such a great director. Yeah, he can get my number.

Since Isaac reveals he hasn’t met with Warner Bros. about Batman, it appears those previous reports weren’t true – at least, not entirely. It’s since been confirmed Isaac will co-star in Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel. That movie is being produced by Legendary Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros., so it’s possible the meeting Isaac had last year was for Dune, not The Batman. Nevertheless, Isaac isn’t currently in consideration for the role of Bruce Wayne in Reeves’ The Batman, that much seems certain.

Of course, Isaac does appear to be game to join the superhero blockbuster. The actor has some experience with superhero roles, having played En Sabah Nur in X-Men: Apocalypse – though he’s since called his experience working on the movie “excruciating” due to the costume and makeup for Apocalypse. Further, Isaac had a small role in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that paves the way for a bigger part in the sequel. Still, it seems Isaac is also willing to portray a DC movie role and would like to play Batman.

Whether that happens, and whether Isaac is even considered for the role, remains to be seen. If Reeves is looking for a younger star for The Batman, Isaac may not be the right fit. Though he’s six years younger than Affleck, that may not be enough for what Reeves has envisioned. That said, since we don’t know what exactly Reeves and Warner Bros. are looking for, it’s difficult to rule out Isaac entirely. For now, fans will have to wait and see who winds up starring in The Batman.

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Source: Metro

2019-03-20 02:03:52

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8 Actors Besides Oscar Isaac That Would Make A Great Lead Solid Snake

While fans of the Metal Gear Solid games by Hideo Kojima have been pining for a proper movie adaptation for years now, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts seems to finally be getting a chance to bring Snake and any number of characters to the big screen. But with a property like Metal Gear Solid, an adaptation was never going to be so easy. Will they decide to bring back Naked Snake (who you may remember from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater), Big Boss (MGS 5: Phantom Limb), or Solid Snake from the original games? Maybe all three? From what little we’ve heard about the film so far, it sounds like it may span across multiple generations and deviate from a typical story structure. Regardless of what happens, let’s hope they can cast the lead actor who can take on the tough role.

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8 Andrew Lincoln

While fans of The Walking Dead have known for years the caliber of performance that Andrew Lincoln can put on as a man trying to bring about order in a world on the brink of collapse, we haven’t seen much else from him since his time at AMC. Casting Lincoln in the role of Snake would give the actor a chance to show a wider audience exactly what he’s capable of. There are definitely some similarities between Lincoln’s character on The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes, and Snake that could help to bring an authenticity to the role that Lincoln has spent years working on.

7 Chris Evans

Chris Evans is another actor that has had years of practice playing the soldier fighting to stop to end of the world. But with his contract with Marvel coming to a close, he’s sure to be on the hunt for new and exciting projects. If you’re at all familiar with Chris Evans’ work, then you know he’s peppered all throughout the cinematic adaptations of geek culture. From Scott Pilgrim to Captain America himself, it almost makes too much sense that he’d hop into the role of another famous icon in geek culture. Who knows what we’ll see Evans in next, but whatever it is, you can bet it won’t be too long before he jumps back into the geek landscape.

6 Diego Luna

This one is a bit of a long shot, but should the filmmakers be looking to add some diversity to the role, Deigo Luna would make a perfect fit. From his recent roles in Star War: Rogue One & Narcos, it’s pretty clear to see that Luna is capable of portraying the tough soldier endlessly fighting the good (or bad) fight. While Luna is not as physically imposing as some of the other actors of this list, he could bring a complexity to the character that would accentuate Snake’s analytical and tactical skills rather than focusing exclusively on his CQC prowess. We know that Luna has the acting chops to lead (or possibly co-lead) a franchise of films based on the Metal Gear Solid game series, the only real question is who would be cast as the Otacon to his Snake.

5 Dylan O’Brien

While Dylan O’Brien is definitely the youngest actor on our list, he’s certainly got the experience to back a claim to a potentially highly physical role like that of Snake. While some of O’Brien’s recent films like the Maze Runner trilogy and American Assassin weren’t terribly well-received by critics, they gave the young actor the opportunity to highlight and develop his skills for playing roles demanding of such astonishing physicality, which we can assume the role of Snake will be as well.

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We’ve already watched as O’Brien led one franchise through to its conclusion, and another bonus of hiring an actor so young is being able to illustrate Snake’s growth throughout a series of films. There’s certainly plenty of Hideo Kojima’s story to tell.

4 Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal has had the type of career where he’s been able to play just about any role. From a traumatized marine sniper to a time-traveling schizophrenic high schooler, and even a supervillain. It’s tough to imagine a role that Gyllenhaal couldn’t pick up. He’s definitely got the range to play a complicated and long-lasting role like that of Snake, but with casting still up in the air, it’s hard to say who exactly they’ll be looking at for the iconic role. Regardless of who director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Hideo Kojima (a close friend of Vogt-Roberts) are looking at for the role, Gyllenhaal is certainly the caliber of actor that could really bring the role (and possibly the franchise) to life.

3 Hugh Jackman

While Hugh Jackman has given up on the role of Logan due to the excessive physical demands of the role, there’s not much stopping him from taking on the role of a character like Big Boss and portraying the character much later in his mercenary career. Big Boss, as we see all throughout Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, is no stranger to the phrase “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”. As we see, however, he’s not as agile and quick as he used to be. The years have noticeably taken their toll on the aging soldier. Something we’ve seen Jackman pull off to near perfection.

2 Christain Bale

Okay, this one is mostly wish-fulfillment. We know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Christain Bale can pretty much carry just about any film he’s a part of. The dedication to his craft absolutely bleeds through every single role he disappears into. Few other actors could likely bring the role of Snake to life in the form or fashion that Bale could.

RELATED: Metal Gear Solid Movie Will Embrace The Weird and Supernatural

While Vogt-Jordan has released some concept art with an eerily Bale-esque Snake hidden behind the wreckage of a car, he made certain to remind fans that casting was still up in the air and the concept art should in no way be taken as a casting announcement. We can dream though, right?

1 Mads Mikkelsen

If his role in Death Stranding is any indication of his relationship with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, then we can assume that Mads Mikkelsen must be on the shortlist for actors being considered to take on the role of Big Boss. Vogt-Roberts has already hinted that he would like the film to contain multiple generations of a story so that he can better illustrate the cycle of violence perpetrated throughout time. If you’re still not convinced that Mikkelson deserves the role, then I’ll simply refer you to the later portion of Netflix’s Polar adaptation (minor spoilers), after his character, The Black Kaiser, gets his eyepatch. If that’s not Big Boss himself, in the flesh, then I don’t know who is.

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2019-03-16 03:03:02

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There Are So Many Batman Characters Perfect For Oscar Isaac

If Oscar Isaac joins the cast of The Batman, there are a number of roles he would be perfect for. It’s rumored that the Golden Globe-nominated actor has met with the producers of the next film about the Dark Knight about an undisclosed role. Casting Isaac would be a coup for The Batman, with multiple complex characters the acclaimed actor could potentially embody.

Director Matt Reeves (War For The Planet Of The Apes) is developing The Batman, which is believed to be a film noir detective story about a younger version of the Caped Crusader, possibly a 15-20 years-younger version of the Batman Ben Affleck has played in the DCEU. Some fans speculated Isaac may even be cast as the younger Batman, but the Guatemalan-born actor is already 39, which makes him only seven years younger than Affleck himself. It’s more likely Isaac is being eyed for a different part altogether. Little is known about Reeves’ script and which characters he is utilizing, although some buzz has indicated the villain may be the Penguin (a role Isaac could also play).

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Though Isaac has the acting chops to play a number of notable Bat characters, getting to play a villain is usually the big draw for A-list actors joining a Batman movie, and this could be the type of role Isaac has discussed with Warner Bros. While he’s probably best known worldwide as Poe Dameron, the Resistance’s hotshot top gun in the current Star Wars trilogy, Isaac has enjoyed a varied and distinguished acting career. He’s played a bone-chilling villain many times in multiple genres; he was King John in Robin Hood, Kane in Annihilation, and Nathan Bateman in Ex Machina. Indeed, Isaac is also no stranger to comic book film villains since he infamously portrayed the titular mutant Big Bad in X-Men: Apocalypse.

If Reeves’ film is part of the DCEU, and assuming that the actors already in key supporting roles, like J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, will remain in The Batman, here then are six roles Oscar Isaac would be amazing as if he joins the cast.

Harvey Dent/Two-Face

Harvey Dent is one of Batman’s most tragic villains. The heroic former District Attorney of Gotham City, Dent is driven insane when the left half of his face is monstrously scarred, turning him into Two-Face. Dent has already been prominently featured in previous films: a cartoonish Two-Face was played by Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever, while Aaron Eckhart’s tragic portrayal was a key figure in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

If The Batman is a DCEU prequel, it could again depict the crusading D.A.’s fall from grace and descent into madness, likely with an intriguing new twist. There’s no doubt Oscar Isaac would be a dynamic Harvey Dent – he’s played conflicted public figure before in HBO’s Show Me A Hero – and would nail the character’s initial heroism before Dent’s disfigurement drives him into a twisted malevolence. Isaac would also be the second person of color to play the role; Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, though Williams didn’t get to portray the character’s villainous half in Joel Schumacher’s campy sequel.

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Professor Hugo Strange

One of Batman’s oldest comic book foes, Professor Hugo Strange is an insane criminal scientist who usually experiments in creating monsters. Strange is also a psychologist who not only deduces Batman’s secret identity, he also harbors the desire to replace and become Batman. Although Hugo has never made the leap into a Batman movie, the villain finally made his live-action debut in the Gotham TV series where he was played by B.D. Wong.

If he were cast in the role, Oscar Isaac would not only take the twisted Hugo Strange to the next level, but Strange’s desire to also be Batman could play into the rumors of Isaac being cast as Batman; it means Isaac may also wear a Batsuit to falsely assume the identity of the Dark Knight.

Harvey Bullock

Moving on to more heroic supporting characters, playing Detective Harvey Bullock would be a different challenge altogether for Oscar Isaac. While he’s usually depicted in the comics as slovenly, Bullock is actually one of Commissioner Gordon’s best cops and he’s an ally of Batman in the Gotham Police Department. Detective Bullock has never appeared in a Batman film but he’s been a main character in Gotham since the beginning, where he’s played by Donal Logue. It would be novel to see Isaac put on a few pounds and be a good cop backing up Batman and Gordon, plus it would let Isaac provide a bit of comic relief as well.

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A recent fan-favorite villain who has yet to debut on the big screen, Hush would be an epic role for Isaac. Hush is Dr. Tommy Elliott, a talented surgeon, millionaire, and Bruce Wayne’s childhood best friend. The product of an abusive childhood, Elliott once attempted to kill his parents, only to have Bruce’s father Dr. Thomas Wayne save his mother’s life. The insane boy blamed Bruce and eventually grew up to be a twisted adversary for Batman since he knows Wayne is the Dark Knight. A teenage version of Tommy Elliott appeared in Gotham, but the villain as comic fans know him best has yet to be seen in live-action.

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With physical and mental abilities comparable to Batman, Hush is a rogue that fans are dying to see in a movie. Isaac would absolutely nail Tommy Elliott’s genius and frightening malevolence if this is what Reeves had in mind.


Man-Bat is another rogue waiting to finally debut on the big screen. Dr. Kirk Langstrom is a zoologist who experimented on a formula to give humans sonar as a cure for deafness, but his serum turned him into a humanoid bat creature. A monstrous mirror image of Batman, Langstrom is a tragic villain whom Oscar Isaac could imbue with genuine pathos and humanity. Man-Bat would also give The Batman a body horror element never seen in a Batman movie before. Man-Bat was also the first super villain the Dark Knight fought in “On Leathery Wings”, the pilot episode of the classic Batman: The Animated Series, so he would be a fitting villain for Matt Reeves’ younger Caped Crusader to face.

Ra’s Al-Ghul

It would take an amazing actor to follow in the iconic footsteps of Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul but Oscar Isaac would be more than up for the challenge. The Demon’s Head is one of Batman’s greatest foes; he’s an immortal warrior with world-altering ambitions who also commands the deadly League of Assassins (or League of Shadows, as they’re known in The Dark Knight Trilogy). In Christopher Nolan’s universe, Ra’s was also Bruce Wayne’s mentor.

The main knock fans have against Neeson’s portrayal is that he’s an Irishman playing a Middle Eastern villain; Isaac’s South American heritage would at least let the character be played by a person of color, even if it would need a twist on origin. Isaac would certainly have no problems portraying Ra’s genius, wisdom, sheer malevolence, but also his sense of fairness and justice. The Demon is a complex adversary who is noble in his own way; all traits Oscar Isaac would nail if he were cast in the role.

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Oscar Isaac Defends Poe Dameron’s Leadership Fails in Last Jedi

Oscar Isaac defends Poe Dameron’s several catastrophic choices in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. With the Resistance inevitably going to lose General Organa due to Carrie Fisher’s untimely demise (she’s still expected to make an appearance in Star Wars: Episode IX however), Poe is poised to become the next leader of the team as they continue to battle it out against the First Order, now led by Kylo Ren. But will he really be able to properly lead the Resistance to victory?

Between the unnecessary mutiny and his refusal to back down from the initial operation against the First Order, Poe’s series of bad choices only made things worse for the already struggling Resistance. At one point, even Leia was disappointed in his bad call, but instead of backing down as he was told to, he continued running his own secret mission with Rose and Finn as his cohorts. Despite Poe’s major blunders, Isaac is defending his character’s actions, saying it’s all part of leadership.

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During an interview with USA Today in celebration of his latest project, Operation Finale, Isaac talked about the dire state of the Resistance and how Poe’s slew of poor decisions in The Last Jedi played a huge part in all that.

“You want to get people (to question him) as opposed to have some sort of easy answer of like, ‘Yeah, yeah, he did the right thing. He was a hero.’ What’s the cost of this stuff?”

You hear about stories with (George) Washington as a general, where lots of people died based on their orders. but that is part of leadership and that push-and-pull in the fight for figuring out what’s the way to move forward.”

Whatever missteps he and the rest of the Resistance made in The Last Jedi will presumably only help Poe’s cause to better lead the pack in Episode IX. Admittedly, while he had a string of questionable decisions, the fact that Holdo shut him down and basically mocked him when he tried to ask questions didn’t necessarily help their cause. Standard practice dictates that high-ranking officials usually decide what to do during a crisis while the subordinates follow orders and execute the plans, but the Resistance is not like the First Order or the Empire where there’s a strict adherence to power rankings. If anything, fans can expect a more collaborative Resistance under Poe’s leadership.

Given how Star Wars: The Last Jedi left things for both the First Order and the Resistance, it’s anybody’s guess how J.J. Abrams is planning to tackle Episode IX. Principal photography recently started, and it seems like instead of being holed up in a base, Poe will finally get back into action, with set photos featuring him and Finn in what looks like a mission. However, with the film’s casting sheet being filled out with a lot of new faces, it’ll be a tricky job for both sides of the situation to gauge which ones are allies and which ones are foes.

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Oscar Isaac Responds to Star Wars Fans Who Hate Last Jedi

Oscar Isaac has offered his own response to fans who hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII was perhaps the most controversial installment of the entire Star Wars franchise, stirring up unprecedented debate within the series’ fan base. Whereas some considered the film the most ambitious and artistically impressive episode in the saga, other fans had serious issues with some of The Last Jedi’s plot points and treatment of certain characters.

Ever since The Last Jedi’s release, vocal critics within the Star Wars fandom have chastised the film due to what they perceived to be major and harmful flaws in its storyline. Among the most controversial plot points was the film’s last act, which had Luke Skywalker Force projected himself to face off against Kylo Ren and later fade away, gone for good. This latter moment, in particular, caused significant backlash amongst Star Wars fans. Many simply couldn’t believe the latest film of the franchise had killed off such a key character as Luke Skywalker, who has been around since the series’ very beginnings. That was one of many criticisms the movie faced upon release.

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On Monday, Oscar Isaac (who plays the hot-shot Resistance pilot Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars trilogy) offered his own thoughts to Yahoo! Entertainment on the divisiveness that still surrounds The Last Jedi.

“What I think is really special about the whole thing — particularly for people that really didn’t agree with where the story went — is that it’s often a great inspiration to do your own stuff. Obviously, making your own Star Wars movie is a bit of a tough challenge, but at least from a narrative standpoint maybe you make your own thing and then show what you would want. Make what you would want to see.”

Of course, Isaac’s take immediately brings to mind filmmaker Rian Johnson’s own response to fans’ demands for a full remake of The Last Jedi, to which Johnson replied with a snarky tweet full of praying hand emojis that pleaded an attempted remake to actually happen. Admittedly, Johnson’s comments have much more of a sarcastic edge than Isaac’s. With his own response, Isaac puts a newly positive spin on all of the hate The Last Jedi has received in a way that perhaps no other cast or crew member involved with the film has done before with their own public comments.

But many within the fandom don’t choose the see the creative possibilities that Isaac urged with his most recent comments. Instead, a select few Star Wars fans are extremely negative about the films. This small but vocal group within the Star Wars fandom are the same who have demanded that Episode IX retcon the events of Episode VIII or pledge to boycott Disney’s Star Wars films. Serious issues now plague the Star Wars community because of these more extreme members. Kelly Marie Tran has been incessantly bullied online ever since the movie released because of her character’s side story with Finn.

Oscar Isaac’s comments suggest a new way that fans can add to the franchise’s lore in a creative, constructive way. Isaac’s suggestions of positive creativity are an important addition to the ongoing discussions going on amongst the Star Wars fan base today about how to navigate the heated debate sparked by The Last Jedi. If his ideas are actually taken up by some fans, it could even make the Star Wars fan base even more interconnected and interactive than it already is today. With all of these positive aspects considered, those who love Star Wars but still had some major qualms with The Last Jedi might just want to listen to Oscar Isaac.

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The Batman Rumor: Oscar Isaac Met With WB For An Unknown Role

Rumor has it that actor Oscar Isaac has met with Warner Bros. for a role in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming film, The Batman. The film itself is still in the scripting phase, so little to nothing is known about the actual plot outside of rumors and brief mentions from Reeves, such as The Batman not being based on Year One.

Reeves’ Batman film already has a complicated history. Ben Affleck confirmed the project’s existence back in 2016, and at the time the actor was set to not only star in the film, but to also write and direct it. Since then, the writing and directing responsibilities have been handed off to Matt Reeves in order for Affleck to focus on his acting portrayal of the Caped Crusader. Yet, rumors of Reeves recasting the Batman role continue to persist, and it seems that Affleck may only be involved as a producer. Whether or not he will act in the film is currently unknown, despite the fact that filming is reportedly set to begin as early as 2019. But still, there are several other roles in the movie that would need to be filled, and it seems like WB may be getting a head start on meeting with actors for those potential roles.

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According to a report from GWW, Oscar Isaac has been approached for an undisclosed role in the film. While the role is unknown, Isaac is reportedly highly interested in the film. The rumors surrounding the movie also suggest the studio is pursuing an A-list actor to portray the main villain, who is rumored to possibly be the Penguin.

While his portrayal of Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise certainly shows his capacity to play the hero, Isaac has taken on more sinister roles as well. He portrayed the central villain in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as the shady scientist at the center of 2015’s science fiction thriller Ex Machina. With such varied roles already under his belt – as well as a Golden Globe winning performance in the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero – Isaac is a solid candidate for the studio as they seek an actor strong enough to carry the role of The Batman‘s antagonist, if that’s the route they are looking to take for him.

It will be interesting to see how the studio uses Isaac should he officially board the project. With the film’s place in the DCEU is in question, especially if it happens to be a prequel, Reeves may be able to start his Batman story with no strings attached and even recast Isaac in a role that has already been seen in the DCEU. Isaac’s interest is at least a good sign for the studio, though, as the actor’s growing reputation for great performances would surely excite more fans who want to see the DC film be a success.

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