Josh Harnett was the go-to-white guy in movies in the late 90s /early 2000s then he decided he was too good to be in Hollywood blockbusters, so now he’s on a show on Showtime where he plays a werewolf. Cool. But here’s a story he told Playboy about the time his head was so far up his own ass that he turned down Batman Begins after Christopher Nolan asked him personally. He’s playing a werewolf now, so no regrets!
I’ve definitely said no to some of the wrong people. I said no because I was tired and wanted to spend more time with my friends and family. That’s frowned upon in this industry. People don’t like being told no. I don’t like it. I learned my lesson when [writer-director] Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman. I decided it wasn’t for me. Then he didn’t want to put me in The Prestige. They not only hired their Batman for it, they also hired my girlfriend at the time. That’s when I realized relationships were formed in the fire of that first Batman film and I should have been part of the relationship with this guy Nolan, who I felt was incredibly cool and very talented. I was so focused on not being pigeonholed and so scared of being considered only one thing as an actor. I should have thought, Well, then, work harder, man. Watching Christian Bale go on to do so many other things has been just awesome. I mean, he’s been able to overcome that. Why couldn’t I see that at the time?
Hartnett kinda paints Nolan as a revenge-fueled dick, which we’ve heard before, but in 2012 I was at a bar in Hollywood and Amanda Seyfried walked up behind me and said, “Crowded in here, huh?”. She was with Josh Hartnett who was wearing a wool beanie, an army coat, and a really big scarf. In Los Angeles. It was 75 degrees. Anyway, that’s all I got. Draw your own conclusions on his personality based on his wardrobe choices.
He's already played Daredevil and the guy who played Superman, now Ben Affleck be playing Batman in the new Man of Steel sequel. They probably should have announced this before the last Boston Marathon. Hahaha not so fast, terrorist guy! Variety reports:
The actor will replace Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman feature for Warner Bros., the studio announced Thursday. Affleck becomes the eighth actor to play the Caped Crusader, following Bale, George Clooney and Michael Keaton. “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some,” WB president Greg Silverman said in a statement….“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said in a statement. “I can’t wait to work with him.”
I could think of at least ten actors who I'd rather see play Batman, but I also flipped out when Heath Ledger was cast as The Joker and Anne Hathaway was cast as Catwoman, so what do I know? I know that Matt Damon is probably sitting by the phone waiting to hear back about Robin and if he's supposedly good at math.
If Warner Brothers wants any continuity to their DC universe that they've created, and if they want to be true to the source material that Zack Synder claims the Man of Steel sequel will be based (The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel), then it would make sense that Batman would be the older, even more crazy vigilante who fights crime now with an AK-47 and a heating pad for his back. With that said, then of course they should cast an older actor. BatmanOnFilm says that's the case and these are the rumored names to take over the role.
BatmanOnFilm has been working around the clock to get more details on this movie. And according to that site’s sources (stating it’s more than one and less than ten unnamed people), an older actor will be targeted to play the Dark Knight. So it means that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is definitely out if this rumor is true. And the site stated a few names, including Josh Duhamel, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Josh Brolin, Jon Hamm, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Jim Caviezel.
Whoa, Jon Hamm as Batman? A millions vaginas just screamed out then fell silent because the women they were attached to just slid off their chairs.
In case you haven't already heard, Warner Bros.' rentboy Zack Snyder announced at Comic-Con this weekend that the studio is rebooting their post-Nolan Batman franchise by having Batman (my choice: Viggo Mortensen) in the next Man Of Steel movie. They won't be friends. Entertainment Weekly reports:
At the conclusion of the Warner Bros/Legendary panel at Comic-Con, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder walked onstage. He thanked everyone for supporting Man of Steel and announced, rather nonchalantly: “It’s official: We’re making another Superman movie.” He insisted that he couldn’t say anything about the film, but explained that he had “pored through the DC Universe to look for a way to tell this thing.” He said there was a single element of the film he could share.
At that point, he called Harry Lennix — who you’ll recall basically played the Nick Fury character in Man of Steel — for a charismatic dramatic reading. (How charismatic? Lennix was wearing an ascot.) He read a key line from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns:
I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come. In all your most private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.
Whoa, slow down here. Two, single, white in their 30s with absentee parents and who don't identify with society? Is this movie about supheroes or serial killers?
At the end of The Dark Knight Rises, we learn that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake’s real name is Robin and we see him go into the bat cave. So is he Robin or the new Batman? I was confused. Anyway, he’s apparently a mortal lock to be in the Justice League movie as…Batman. SO CONFUSING.! JoBlo reports:
Warner Bros. announcement that there will be a JUSTICE LEAGUE film in 2015 has drawn all kinds of speculation, doubt, and apprehension, as the studio has yet to successfully transition anything but Batman to the big screen with great success for decades. With next year’s MAN OF STEEL already seeing hints at “tying” the film into the framework of the JUSTICE LEAGUE film, now we’re hearing new talk, courtesy of Drew McWeeny over at Hitfix. According to McWeeny’s sources, not only is the premonition of Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake/Robin becoming the new Batman in Nolan’s Bat-verse likely, but a definite lock for JUSTICE LEAGUE…and possibly before. “Over the last couple of weeks, that speculation [that THE DARK KNIGHT will connect to the JUSTICE LEAGUE universe] seems to have turned into conversation, and that conversation seems to be solidifying into a plan. According to sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in “Justice League” as the new Batman. Now here’s where things get interesting. The more insistent the drumbeat has become, the more poking around I’ve been doing, and it’s looking like we may see Gordon-Levitt in the suit earlier than that. They’re a long way from filming anything “Justice League” related, but they appear to be solidifying deals for Gordon-Levitt and, potentially, at least one other actor from the Nolan films to do… something.”….Personally, I find this to be the most intriguing rumor from the burgeoning DC Film universe. The talk of Armie Hammer as Batman was fine, but this…this is something else entirely. I think casting Gordon-Levitt as Bats in the continuing DC Film universe would not only be a smart move, but show some balls by taking a solid risk like that. And, it eliminates the need to “re-establish” Batman in another origin story. You really kill two birds with one stone and if Warner Bros. is smart, like I hope they are, they’ll turn this rumor into an official announcement.
I’m actually okay with this, but I’m more concerned on who is gonna play Wonder Woman. *puts nerd hat on* Wonder Woman was a Amazon warrior princess *takes nerd hat off*, so if they cast Zooey Deschanel or Kristen Stewart, I might burn this motherfucker down. So, please, let’s all cast Wonder Woman in the comments. GO!
btw, they already have their Superman: