Batman Reboot Going James Bond Route? Michael Caine Wants To Be Alfred In Justice League Movie
In a recent interview, Michael Caine, who played Alfred for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Trilogy movies, let it be known that if asked he would return as Alfred in the Justice League movie.
"I said to Chris, ‘If they do it again and they ask me to be the Butler, I’m going to do it,’” Caine said and chuckled, Hero Complex reports. “He said, ‘I want 10%.’”
Now this puts a rather interesting perspective on things regarding the new Batman and the Batman reboot in 2016. Warner Bros. could simply go the James Bond route and use a new actor for the role of Batman without doing a total reboot.
They really wouldn't have to mention the previous movies, much like Nolan didn't touch upon The Dark Knight in The Dark Knight Rises, and could go on with the new actor doing his own thing.
This would even fit with a Catwoman spinoff movie, as Anne Hathaway said she would do it that as well.
There's even been some thought that Christopher Nolan still might do the Justice League movie, as in a recent interview he seemingly teased - with a smile - that he might not be done doing super hero movies, but just taking a break. Nolan is also producing the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, in which director Zack Snyder recently did a complete 180 and basically said that Henry Cavill will be the Superman in the Justice League movie as well.
Fans of Batman, and again in relation to The Dark Knight, might bring up Heath Ledger and the Joker, and the question if another actor could do the role justice. Interestingly enough, The Dark Knight Rises novelization did leave the door open for the return of the Joker, as the Joker appeared to escape Arkham. And we really can't think that Warner Bros. won't be going back to the Joker - some time- as the Joker is the villain most folks think of in relation to Batman.
The only caveat is the ending to The Dark Knight Rises which featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt discovering the Bat suit as well as Wayne
Mansion Manor getting turned into an orphanage. Could that be smoothed over somehow? The obvious answer is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be the new Batman in the Justice League movie - which wouldn't go over well at all - so what then?
Explain it by having Wayne living in a new location and mansion?
Or how about we don't exactly know when The Dark Knight Rises took place? Which would, in essence, make it the last Batman story?