Tråd: Ville Orson Welles instruere en Batman film?
Did Orson Welles start work on a Batman movie?
An Orson Welles biographer called Lionel Hutton recently made a discovery that thrilled comic-book fans and Citizen Kane aficionados alike. In the 1940s, not long after Batman first appeared in comics, Welles apparently embarked on his own project to bring the Caped Crusader to the big screen. A script was written and the baddies were cast: James Cagney was the Riddler, Basil Rathbone was the Joker, and Marlene Dietrich (right) would put on the Catwoman suit (above). Humphrey Bogart turned down the role of Two-Face, which went to George Raft. Welles insisted that he play Batman himself, but the studio wanted Gregory Peck, and the project foundered. Sadly, there is no Welles biographer called Lionel Hutton, and the story can be traced to Mark Millar, a Scottish comic-book writer, who put it on a comics website in 2003. If you want a tale to run and run, give it to a gaggle of comic geeks. ;D ;D ;D
The Batman - Orson Welles Hoax
Back in 2003 on the Comic Book Resources (CBR) website, award-winning comic book writer, Mark Millar wrote a column that to me was one of the coolest hoaxes in the world.
In the column, he claimed that in 1946, when Batman was seven years old, Orson Welles wanted to do a Batman movie.
Of course the column was fake, Welles had talked about a Shadow movie, but not The Batman.
But what if it had been true?
The comic book lovers mind fairly reels with the possibilities.
According to the article, Welles had talked George Raft signing up for the role of Two-Face, James Cagney as The Riddler, Basil Rathbone as The Joker and (get this) Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman!
As to the role of Batman, the column said that was a sticking point between Welles and the studio.
Welles wanted to portray Batman and Bruce Wayne, and the studio wanted Gregory Peck.
Millar said they had even shot test footage with Peck in a makeshift costume.
And there was no Robin the Boy Wonder.
Of course not, this movie was about Batman.