The Stranger Things star wants to play the classic Batman villain

Stranger things actor Jamie Campbell Bower would be interested in taking on Gotham City villain Scarecrow in James Gunn’s revamped DC universe.

Most famously played by Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the Scarecrow (or Dr. Jonathan Crane) is one of Batman’s smartest nemeses, using psychotropic drugs and wearing a terrifying sack mask.

speak to Maniac house show Campbell Bower was recently asked which comic book character he would like to bring to life on the big screen.

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“There’s been a lot of talk about the Scarecrow lately…” he remarked.

“That would be cool. It would be fun to do that. Something weird and spooky would be great!”

Having portrayed the Upside Down terror of Vecna ​​in the aforementioned Netflix sci-fi series, Campbell Bower certainly has the experience necessary for the job.

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In the meantime, did you know that Murphy originally wanted to play Bruce Wayne before he was offered the Scarecrow?

“I don’t think I’m close to getting the role [Batman]. In my opinion, the only actor who was right for the role at the time was Christian Bale, and he absolutely crushed him,” he said. Hollywood reporter two years ago.

“So for me it was just an experience and then it turned into something else. It turned into this character, Scarecrow, and it turned into a collaboration with Chris. So I have very, very fond memories of that time, but I never, ever considered myself Bruce Wayne material.”

In addition to their work at DC, the Irishman and the filmmaker have collaborated three more times, including next year Biography of J Robert Oppenheimer.

Stranger things seasons 1-4 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.

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