It’s Your Turn to Be an MCU Villain, George Clooney

So far, major actors from three of the four Batman films that ran from 1989 to 1997 have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And their MCU roles have been the exact inverse of their original ones, villains playing heroes and a hero playing a villain. Could we see the hero of the fourth Batman film play a baddie in an upcoming MCU film? Let’s see.

Batman – Spider-Man: Homecoming

The titular star of the first two Batman movies, Michael Keaton, played one of the best villains to appear in the MCU – the Vulture – in Spider-Man: Homecoming. He pulls off eccentric good guys and bad guys with ease.

Batman Returns – Ant-Man and the Wasp

It was a pleasant surprise to see Michelle Pfeiffer show up at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp. She plays Hank Pym’s long-lost wife, and it’s fun to see her over-the-top Catwoman transformed into a soft-spoken heroine.

Batman Forever – Captain America: The First Avenger

Tommy Lee Jones almost always gives the same Samuel Gerard-esque performance in his films, but his turn as Harvey Two-Face in Batman Forever is a big departure from that template. He’s gleefully evil in that movie, but he’s back to his usual tough-as-nails persona in the first Captain America film.

Batman & Robin – ???

That leaves Batman & Robin as the odd man out. If the pattern of the other three films holds true, we should see George Clooney (who played Batman) appear as the main villain in some future MCU film. If not him, I’d settle for Chris O’Donnell or even Alicia Silverstone. I haven’t seen much of them in the past two decades.

Anyway, that’s just a fun thought I had. Who knows if it will actually happen?

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

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About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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