Cillian Murphy Reveals How He Got Scarecrow Role After Auditioning For Batman

Batman Begins star Cillian Murphy revealed how his audition for Batman eventually lead to his role as Scarecrow.

In a recent GQ video, Cillian Murphy discussed some of his most iconic characters. This, of course, included his role as Doctor Johnathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. In it, Cillian Murphy revealed that he initially auditioned for the role of Batman. Right from the start, however, he didn’t think he was the right person for the part. After doing a screen test director Christopher Nolan seemed to agree. However, he thought that he might be right for another part which eventually turned into Scarecrow:

About ten of us went up for Batman. And I was aware that I was clearly not the right material for Batman. I didn’t think so. I did a screen test and the whole suit and everything and but Chris said you might be another part. So we met and we chatted and I end up playing Scarecrow.

You can see the full GQ video with Cillian Murphy below:

Cillian Murphy, of course, portrayed the Scarecrow in all three of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. In the first film, Batman Begins, he was one of Batman’s primary antagonists and one of the developers of the gas that Ra’s Al Ghul would use to try and destroy Gotham. In the second film, The Dark Knight, Cillian Murphy had a brief role in the film and was quickly captured by Batman at the film’s start. In The Dark Knight Rises Scarecrow acted as a judge after Bane took over Gotham and notably exiled people from the city. But, as it turned out, he went in to play Batman and instead became one of his enemies.

What did you all think of Cillian Murphy’s portrayal of Scarecrow? Should he have been given more screentime in these films? Would he have made a better Batman than Christian Bale? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: GQ

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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