"Bat" Bits: "Dark Knight" Casting, Justice League, and ... Spawn?

Man oh man, "The Dark Knight" just keeps sounding cooler and cooler -- new castmembers, set reports, a casting call and a potential cross-over flick?

First off we learn that Michael Jai White ("Spawn") has been cast as a mobster (one of many) in "The Dark Knight."

Also, IGN Movies has some reports from the Chicago set, but there's some minor spoilers involved. Click here for some minor plot nuggets.

Additionally, if you happen to be a Chicago cop, you just might be able to snag a role as an extra in "The Dark Knight." Cool! (Click here for details on that.)

And when asked about the possibility of appearing in a "Justice League" movie (somewhere down the line), "Batman" actor Christian Bale had this to say: "It's like I was saying to Chris [Nolan] -- I'll be probably doing this in dinner theater somewhere in my 50s, so I won't knock it. Because who knows where I'll end up?"

Hey, don't knock it, Chris. Everybody loves Adam West these days!

Source: IGN Movies

Comments

evanset6

Jason Bolinger

[b]Hmm...[/b]
I don't know about a JLA movie... some on-screen universes dont' fit in with others... Batman is uber-realistic, while something like Superman is a little less than... and then with characters like Green Lantern or Wonderwoman, it just gets more and mroe out there...

But who am I to say it can't work... With the right script and director, it may be awesome!!!

FIRST!!!!

Jul 6 - 11:06 AM

MattBaerFTW

Matt Baer

Bale is awesome that comment makes me appreciate him as an actor even more then i did

Jul 6 - 11:51 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

How does the announcement of Micheal Jai White make Dark Knight "Cooler and cooler" I remember Spawn and there was nothing cool about that movie and as for White, When I think of Micheal Caine, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Micheal Jai White the first thing that comes to my mind is that song "One of these kids is not like the others"

Jul 6 - 12:08 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

Pretty sure it's a small part. I wouldn't worry too much.

Jul 6 - 12:20 PM

LAZARUS007

Stephen Abang

[b]FOR ONE HE'S A KICK ASS MARTIAL ARTIST..........[/b]
SECONDLY HE'S BUILT LIKE A BRICK HOUSE, he adds a gritty element to the movie thats all although he sucked in spawn but u gotta blame the writers not the actor.

Jul 7 - 09:52 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Wasn't really concerned about him holding up his end on the action. More concerned about him sticking out like a sore thumb in terms of acting ability. There's nothing worse than building an extraordinary cast and having one guy who can't hold up his end. It makes all their inadequacies glaringly apparent. Like Katie Holmes for example.

Jul 7 - 12:03 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

[b]hey at least it can't be worse than...[/b]
completely agree big brother, they could put adam west in this highly, and i mean HIGH, expected sequel and I would be fine with it as long as the fatally bad actress mrs. cruise is not in it. She probably ruined Batman Begins from being the best comic book movie ever or even being that far superior than same year comic book movie, Sin City. it wasn't but Mickey Rourcke, man he was amazing oh and Alba stripping on a pole!

Jul 9 - 12:21 AM

arendr

Arend Anton

Pretty sure it's a small part. I wouldn't worry too much.

Jul 6 - 12:20 PM

I Am Remote

Robert Pilkington

The Spoilerish stuff sounds a little... familiar? I hope the (alleged) inclusiong of Murphy's Scarecrow doesn't make this sequel a slightly refined stamp of the first one (like some spider-man franchises i know).

Jul 6 - 12:23 PM

AgeOfApathy

Carlos Garcia

People need to stop dissing on Spidey, the movies were good (not great, but good), even the last one.

Jul 8 - 11:29 AM

Product_of_You

Steven Edwards

Eh, the only thing I've seen Jai White in is Spawn and thought he was pretty bad. As far as a Justice League movie, I would hate the idea. And I like the inclusion of Scarecrow in The Dark Knight since he was such a push over in Begins.

Jul 6 - 02:03 PM

carrierj1

Joseph Carrier

[b]White[/b]
He would've been good in "Kill Bill 2". Too bad his part got cut.

Jul 6 - 02:26 PM

LAZARUS007

Stephen Abang

[b]FOR ONE HE'S A KICK ASS MARTIAL ARTIST..........[/b]
SECONDLY HE'S BUILT LIKE A BRICK HOUSE, he adds a gritty element to the movie thats all although he sucked in spawn but u gotta blame the writers not the actor.

Jul 7 - 09:52 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Wasn't really concerned about him holding up his end on the action. More concerned about him sticking out like a sore thumb in terms of acting ability. There's nothing worse than building an extraordinary cast and having one guy who can't hold up his end. It makes all their inadequacies glaringly apparent. Like Katie Holmes for example.

Jul 7 - 12:03 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

[b]hey at least it can't be worse than...[/b]
completely agree big brother, they could put adam west in this highly, and i mean HIGH, expected sequel and I would be fine with it as long as the fatally bad actress mrs. cruise is not in it. She probably ruined Batman Begins from being the best comic book movie ever or even being that far superior than same year comic book movie, Sin City. it wasn't but Mickey Rourcke, man he was amazing oh and Alba stripping on a pole!

Jul 9 - 12:21 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Wasn't really concerned about him holding up his end on the action. More concerned about him sticking out like a sore thumb in terms of acting ability. There's nothing worse than building an extraordinary cast and having one guy who can't hold up his end. It makes all their inadequacies glaringly apparent. Like Katie Holmes for example.

Jul 7 - 12:03 PM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

[b]hey at least it can't be worse than...[/b]
completely agree big brother, they could put adam west in this highly, and i mean HIGH, expected sequel and I would be fine with it as long as the fatally bad actress mrs. cruise is not in it. She probably ruined Batman Begins from being the best comic book movie ever or even being that far superior than same year comic book movie, Sin City. it wasn't but Mickey Rourcke, man he was amazing oh and Alba stripping on a pole!

Jul 9 - 12:21 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Let's come correct. Spawn sucked because it was written and directed poorly. Michael Jai White's not the greatest actor in the world, but he is not what killed that movie.

Jul 7 - 01:37 PM

LAZARUS007

Stephen Abang

[b]Fo sho!!![/b]
YOU RIGHT , THE WRITING AND DIRECTING...PLUS STORY.

Jul 7 - 02:41 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Not saying he was. Just suggesting that he's done nothing to show that he's on the same level as Micheal Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman or Christian Bale. If you can't stand out amongst Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo and DB Sweeney I worry about his ability not to look silly in this. If they were going for tough street guy I think off the top of my head Chiwetel Ojiofor, Mark Walberg or even Tyrese Gibson have demonstrated more acting chops. Who knows maybe he'll surprise me and be fantastic, just don't see any reason to think this movie is going to be better for having him right now based on his limited and unstellar track record.

Jul 7 - 04:20 PM

LAZARUS007

Stephen Abang

[b]Fo sho!!![/b]
YOU RIGHT , THE WRITING AND DIRECTING...PLUS STORY.

Jul 7 - 02:41 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Not saying he was. Just suggesting that he's done nothing to show that he's on the same level as Micheal Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman or Christian Bale. If you can't stand out amongst Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo and DB Sweeney I worry about his ability not to look silly in this. If they were going for tough street guy I think off the top of my head Chiwetel Ojiofor, Mark Walberg or even Tyrese Gibson have demonstrated more acting chops. Who knows maybe he'll surprise me and be fantastic, just don't see any reason to think this movie is going to be better for having him right now based on his limited and unstellar track record.

Jul 7 - 04:20 PM

AgeOfApathy

Carlos Garcia

People need to stop dissing on Spidey, the movies were good (not great, but good), even the last one.

Jul 8 - 11:29 AM

CoUcH ToMaToE DoUgIe

Shawn Amoroso

[b]hey at least it can't be worse than...[/b]
completely agree big brother, they could put adam west in this highly, and i mean HIGH, expected sequel and I would be fine with it as long as the fatally bad actress mrs. cruise is not in it. She probably ruined Batman Begins from being the best comic book movie ever or even being that far superior than same year comic book movie, Sin City. it wasn't but Mickey Rourcke, man he was amazing oh and Alba stripping on a pole!

Jul 9 - 12:21 AM

Gimy

Gimy Moo

bale already said he HAS to do the JL movie, its in his contract. he said there's language in there that if the studio makes a movie like a justice league or a GROUP picture...he is contractually obligated to do so and represent Bruce Wayne/Batman. this isn't fresh news, its freakishly OLD. and i hope his contract runs out before its done. this new batman is better than any comic book crap thats been made(excluding anything Frank miller). if they do a JL movie...its gonna be comic filled-corny 2ss dialogue and not NEARLY as realistic as batman. having a ridiculously good actor like Bale in a cast that HAS TO BE lower paid-less talented actors...won't work. i'm not saying the movie CAN'T work at all, but if they have bale in it with no names...i doubt it could. he'd steal every scene

Jul 9 - 10:44 AM

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