1. The rumour mill keeps spinning with two more articles quoting sources in Los Angeles about casting for the role of Batman, with Richard's name as a likely contender. The British tabloid newspaper, The Daily Star Sunday, quotes a casting source in Los Angeles and The Hollywood Reporter lists Richard along with other names that are cropping up regularly.http://richardarmitagenet.com/news.html#aug04
As the flame flutters and dims, sputters and gasps, we can depend on the kiss of hype to spark it alive. Can we hope for some juicy role à la John Thornton, the standard by which all roles should be measured? Or Guy of Gisborne, Lucas North, John Standring etc., etc. all of which he has made his own, or even the grand and magnificent Thorin that he fully inhabited? No, we get the interminable Batman, about a guy who wears armoured tights, bat ears and a cape. So elevating.
What will The Armitage do?
What is the possibility of a flying "nocturnal, mouselike animal" imitation? Further, would he inhabit the Bat, be the Bat, aim for Bat Transcendence? Are we quivering and weak-kneed at the thought yet?
There is really nothing much to say other than this:
Richard Armitage deserves better than being endless fodder for the rapacious maws of fanboys. That would be such a waste of singular talent. Sigh.
I would like to see him in a mature role. For a mature man. Not all this puerile comic slop.
Somebody check for the role, "complete man", in the index of greenlit scripts and give it to him.