Batman Begins: while auditioning for the title role, Cillian Murphy (The Scarecrow) was under no illusions

Well appearing in the cast of Batman Begins in the role of The Scarecrow, Cillian Murphy had however auditioned to camp the black knight. The actor now recognizes that only Christian Bale was right at that time to wear the cape, the mask and his forced voice.

After viewing Batman Begins, it was hard to imagine that the interpreter of Doctor Jonathan Crane had auditioned for the role of Batman. Yet this is exactly what happened in 2003, two years before the film was launched in theaters.

Batman Begins while auditioning for the title role Cillian Murphy

It was only in 2013, on the occasion of the release of a collector’s edition on Blu-ray, that we had been able to discover as a bonus a Cillian Murphy trying to convince as a dark knight. Amy Adams then gave him the answer in the role of Rachel Dawes, a service that the actress had rendered to the casting director. It was ultimately Katie Holmes who was given the keys to Rachel’s character.

Cillian Murphy as Batman: ‘for me it was just an experience’

Near The Hollywood Reporter, Cillian Murphy seems to indicate that he had never seen the images of his essay in Batman since. It wasn’t until quite recently that her children showed her this video online. And it doesn’t say he’ll be watching it again anytime soon.

“I don’t think I came close to landing this role. The only actor who suited that role at the time, in my opinion, was Christian Bale, and he tore it all up. So for me it was just an experience, and then it turned into something else. It became that character, The Scarecrow, and it became a working relationship with Chris. [Bale]. I look back with a lot, a lot of affection on that time, but I never, ever, ever considered myself capable of being Bruce Wayne. ”

One can however wonder if, in the future Batman in preparation on the side of Matt Reeves, Cillian Murphy would not have had his say. The choice of Robert Pattinson, a proposal significantly different from that of Christian Bale, had indeed surprised at the time of his announcement. But since the Irish actor now does not hide his distance from the man in the black cape, mass was undoubtedly already said.