December 4, 2011

Warner Bros. Should Cast Steve Buscemi As Commissioner Gordon In Future Batman Films

We now know that director Christopher Nolan along with actors Christian Bale and Gary Oldman say the Dark Knight Rises is their last Batman film. Oldman going as far as saying he's framed/retired his character's glasses, mustache and badge. I think it's safe to say that the studio will quickly move forward with their planned reboot after the release of the last Nolan/Batman movie. While everyone will focus on who should play Bruce Wayne, I think we've found our Commissioner Gordon. During his hosting duties at SNL this weekend actor Steve Buscemi did a parody of Oldman's Gordon in a Digital Short. So the idea of him playing the role has now been implanted in my head and it's not a terrible idea.

Buscemi is one of the most underrated actors working today. Lately he's been getting massive praise for his performance as Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. He's also had great perfomances as a supporting actor in such classic films as Reservoir Dogs and Fargo. He also weaved a stunning tale in the opening scene of Desperado. I feel if anyone could fill the shoes left by Gary it would be Steve. The man has the gift of gab and can deliver lines like nobody else. In every episode of Empire, Steve proves again and again he should be getting bigger film roles. Warner Bros. should take notice that Steve would make an excellent Jim Gordon.

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