Time for another big casting rumor related to one of Star Trek’s new crew, and this time it is Karl Urban. According to an online report, Warner Brothers is thinking about bringing the Batman franchise back to the small screen, with Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, being considered for Bruce Wayne/Batman
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The new report comes from Comic Book Movie which cites "insider sources" saying that Warner Brothers plans on bringing the Batman franchise back to live action television following Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film The Dark Knight Rising. The report says that WB would want to keep the feel of the Nolan series and they have already put an executive onto the project. And apparently they are already thinking of casting:
The Actor they have mentioned as a "type" to play Batman/Bruce Wayne is Karl Urban. Karl plays Dr. McCoy in the new Star Trek franchise.
Of course the report is a rumor, but the notion that Warner Brothers would be looking to bring Batman to live action TV is not surprising. With Smallville in its final season and a "Nolan trilogy" of Batman films wrapping up in 2012, the time could be right for WB to look to another of its DC characters to take on TV. WB may also be motivated by their comic book rival Marvel, who have recently announced plans for a number of new live action shows, starting with the return of the Incredible Hulk to TV.
As for Urban (who would be turning 40 in 2012), it is unknown if he would be willing to do a weekly TV series, but the report (if true) notes that they are looking for an Urban "type", which could mean thy are actually looking for a younger (and presumably cheaper) actor who is similar to Urban.
Another question is: can anyone step into the dancing shoes of the last TV Batman: Adam West.