Robert Downey Jr. reveals the 'Batman' character that Christopher Nolan didn't want him to play

Robert Downey Jr. reveals the 'Batman' character that Christopher Nolan didn't want him to play

Robert Downey Jr. was interested in coming to DC through Christopher Nolan’s vision of Batman, the character famously played by Christian Bale in the ‘Oppenheimer’ director’s trilogy. So much so, that the actor, who played Iron Man for more than ten years at Marvel Studios, wanted to play the legendary DC Comics villain like The Scarecrow, although Christopher Nolan himself abandoned the idea in favor of another actor. : Cillian Murphy. so this is counted Downey Jr. himself recently said at a film event that Nolan was not much interested in signing him.

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And in ‘Oppenheimer’ we get the opportunity to see all three together, i.e. Christopher Nolan, Robert Downey Jr. and Cillian Murphy, although this trio of aces had already approached for the first time many years ago, most notably, in ‘Batman Begins. ‘For’ since 2005. And as Robert Downey Jr. himself explains, he wanted to enter superhero cinema as the Scarecrow, the villain from DC.

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According to the actor, he was close to landing the role and even met with Christopher Nolan to talk about the topic, although Downey Jr. admits that he immediately understood the filmmaker’s refusal, despite making sure that he was very kind to him: “I remember I met him over tea and I thought he wasn’t very interested in this interview. He was very polite, but you can tell when you know,” says Downey Jr. That nothing is happening.”

And at the time Nolan already had Cillian Murphy in mind to play the Scarecrow in ‘Batman Begins’, an actor who had previously auditioned to be Batman/Bruce Wayne, although Nolan had cast Christian Bale for the lead role. Was given priority. Now, both Robert Downey Jr. and Cillian Murphy are candidates to win an Oscar for their respective roles in ‘Oppenheimer’ directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Cillian Murphy as the Scarecrow in ‘Batman Begins’


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