In a new interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger talked a bit about his role as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin. The action star also noted that he’d be open to playing a Batman villain or another villain in a comic book movie franchise if he were asked.
While many of his Batman & Robin co-stars (most notably George Clooney) have sworn off comic book movies due to a terrible experience working on that film, Schwarzenegger would love nothing more than to come back to the fold of comic book movies.
“Absolutely! I think all of those movies, if they’re written well, they’re entertaining. If it’s Batman or Batman and Robin, or X-Men or Spider-Man – all of them. If they’re written well, they have a great life. People enjoy them, and you can see the grosses that they make worldwide. So, yes, of course I would.”
To me, it seemed as though the decision to cast Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze was a good idea with a rather terrible execution. While the movie did score points for including Mr. Freeze’s fantastic origin story from Batman: The Animated Series (which was fairly recent addition to the Batman mythos at the time the movie was being made), any goodwill is lost underneath a blizzard of terrible ice puns and a narrative that can’t decide whether or not it wants to take its villain seriously. However, I feel like with a different, more sophisticated approach that treats Victor Fries as the tragic figure that he is, Schwarzenegger could make the character work where he previously failed. But whether or not he would return to the role or play a new character altogether, Schwarzenegger is always fun to watch – so it seems like another comic book movie would be something up his alley.
10 Batman Villains Who Deserve A Chance On The Big Screen
Batman’s been on the big screen a handful of times, but he still has so many enemies who’ve never been in a movie. I love the Joker, but man-oh-man am I tired of seeing him. Batman’s got one of the most impressive, deep rogue galleries in all of comics, and I think it’s time more of them were given the love they deserve!
Some of these characters might have been in Lego Batman (if Kite-Man was anyone could have been) but that doesn’t really count as an introduction. Look at how well-known someone like Slipknot is now thanks to Suicide Squad. Well, all these people on the list are way better than Slipknot, and should be seen taking on a member of the Bat-family on the big screen soon.
Did I forget your favorite Batman villain? Well let me know in the comment section why I was wrong to not include deadly foes like the Man-Bat and Mad Hatter. Hit Next to find out more about 10 Batman villains who deserve a shot on the big screen.