– by Seth McDonald

Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon from The Dark Knight trilogy is considered by many fans to be the definitive portrayal of the character. And this comes as no surprise since this iteration of the Batman story is probably the most widely accepted. The Oscar-nominated actor recently spoke with toofab at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards and was asked who he would like to see take on the role of Batman:

“I would like to see someone like Joaquin Phoenix play it. This is no disrespect to Ben Affleck. I think it really depends on who is at the wheel that lifts it.”

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Oldman’s Gordon is just about as good as it gets for the character, J.K. Simmons did fine in Justice League, but he just wasn’t involved in the story nearly as much as Oldman was in The Dark Knight Trilogy. This is probably not the first time Phoenix’s name has been thrown around as far as playing the Caped Crusader, and honestly the thought of him taking on the role doesn’t put me off. I would watch it.

Currently, Ben Affleck is still slated supposedly to play Batman in the upcoming film (though we’ll see), even though director Matt Reeves has met with other actors about the role, one of which was Jake Gyllenhaal, who is rumored to be the favorite.

Gary Oldman can currently be seen as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Which Commissioner Gordon do you prefer? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: toofab

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I guess it makes sense that after all of the fights batmans been in to have a busted lip. But wouldn’t that be a key giveaway to who is really Batman. I mean the mouth is the only thing that we see.

    • randomironicname

      I was thinking along the same lines. A cleft palate would have to be extremely high on the list for things to avoid when casting Batman.

    • Aline

      True that. But, batman should be someone with a bunch of scars. Well, no visible ones, but around the body. I miss seeing this type of detail.

    • Moby85

      Cry me a RIVER.

  • Moby85

    Ohhh, I was expecting to see the usual “Idris Elba suggestion” who’s always connected to cool roles but with which he casually shrugs off playing. But I LIKE Joaquin Phoenix as a suggestion, he’s excellent at dark roles, he’d play a good perpetually tormented creature. Probably shapes your character when you watch your brother die.

  • the50sguystrikesback

    Really Gary? Ummm…that’s a NO.

    • Moby85

      Don’t worry, a new PHOENIX will rise to take the role.

  • J-man The Great

    Only one choice…JOHN CEEEEEEEEEEEENNNAAAAAAA (cue The Time is Now)!!!

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