10Mr. Freeze - Orson Welles
Years ago, internet rumor held that Hollywood sleuths had uncovered a lost project of the great Orson Welles - an adaptation of Bat-Man in which he would play the title role alongside Marlene Dietrich, Basil Rathbone and Joseph Cotton. It turned out to be nothing more than a hoax, though the prospect
of a Welles-directed Caped Crusader adventure still generates online chatter.
In truth, Welles would have made for some awesome casting in a Batman movie, though not as the title character. Instead, picture him as the hulking presence of Mr. Freeze, voice booming over the rooftops of Gotham. Welles’s silky bass voice alone would have made him a great choice for the part. Welles also had a great physical presence, if an occasionally obese one, though in the 1940s he looked more robust than fat. Couple that with the fact that he looked great bald, and Mr. Freeze comes alive.