It seems everyone has their own personal pick for the next actor to suit up as Batman in ‘Batman vs. Superman’, so here’s ours. Jim Caviezel is one hell of an actor, he’s mostly known for his role as Jesus in ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and his role in Johnathan Nolan’s ‘Person of Interest’ (I’m not going to make this as a proper point, but if Christopher Nolan has a little say in BvS then him and Johnathan Nolan could try and squeeze him in for the part).
Here’s why we think he’d be suited for the part:
1) His Acting Backround & Dedication
Jim has quite the acting experience, he began acting from an early age and was starting to climb the acting ladder. His highest point in his acting career, and his most successful was The Passion of the Christ. Before accepting the role he was told by Mel Gibson that if he chose the role it would affect his career. Jim hasn’t gotten a ton of roles since, so he would surely be on board for another chance at a mega blockbuster. Plus he’s known for giving 100% at every role he’s given.
2) His Work On Person of Interest
If you’ve never seen Person of Interest, well it’s pretty much Batman without the cape and cowl. And there’s guns, a lot of guns. The series follows two main characters, Finch (Michael Emerson) and Reese (Jim Caviezel), as they attempt to rid the city of future crimes, police corruption and the mob. While there are guns, Reese uses them non-lethally against bad guys. So he has the no-killing policy of Batman too, which is great. In the show Finch is essentially like Alfred to Reese, and Reese even has the husky voice thing going on too!
3) His Age
Yesterday we ran an article about the latest news on BvS, if you’re too lazy to click that link the news is that Zack Snyder approached frank Miller asking advice about Batman in BvS. Fans were told to expect an older actor in or around their forties, and what age is Jim Caviezel? 44.
The more we hear about it the more the movie sounds like an adaption of The Dark Knight Returns, hopefully that’s not what’s going to happen. The way fans were told to expect an actor in their forties suggests that this isn’t the same Batman from DKR because in the movie and comic, he is way older. If it’s the next Batman straight after The Dark Knight Rises then Caviezel is perfect for the role.
4) He’s Got The Moves Like Jagger
One of the most impressive things about Person of Interest is how well choreographed the fight sequences are. When Caviezel is kicking ass on TV it’s not difficult to picture him doing it in a bat-suit. Don’t believe me? Watch this:
Awesome right? He did threaten to kill somebody though, which is something Batman has done numerous times in the past but didn’t follow through on.
So there you have it, got somebody else in mind? Hit the comments section!
Michael Moore is Unleash The Fanboy’s main video game guy. Follow him on Tumblr.