Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower would be interested in taking on the Gotham City villain Scarecrow in James Gunn’s retooled DC Universe.
Most famously played by Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) across director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Scarecrow (or Dr Jonathan Crane) is one of Batman’s craftiest nemeses, weaponing psychotropic drugs while wearing a creepy sack mask.
Speaking to Geek House Show recently, Campbell Bower was asked which comic book character he’d like to bring to life on the big screen.
“There’s been a lot of chatter about Scarecrow recently…” he pointed out.
“That would be cool. To do that, that would be fun. Something weird and spooky like that, that would be great!”
Having portrayed the Upside Down terror Vecna in Netflix’s aforementioned sci-fi series, Campbell Bower’s certainly got the necessary experience for the job.
Meanwhile, did you know that Murphy was originally after the role of Bruce Wayne before being offered Scarecrow?
“I don’t believe I was close to landing that role [Batman]. The only actor who was right for that part at that time, in my estimation, was Christian Bale, and he absolutely smashed it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter two years ago.
“So, for me, it was just an experience, and then it turned into something else. It turned into that character, Scarecrow, and it turned into a working relationship with Chris. So I think back very, very fondly on that time, but I never, ever, ever considered myself Bruce Wayne material.”
Outside of their DC work, the Irishman and the filmmaker have collaborated on three more occasions, including next year’s J Robert Oppenheimer biopic.
Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.