Hello everyone, hope all is well. During this 80th year of Batman, I've been running across a lot of old comments from the Burton/Schumaker Bat flics starting back in 1989. I kept reading how certain people wanted someone "tough" like Clint (who's name was also brought up with Burt Reynolds for Superman a decade earlier) Eastwood. This had to be a joke since "Dirty Harry" was 59 years old at the time.
BUT years later his name along with Paul Newman's for the role again, this time as Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond. Many radio hosts thought this was ridiculous, thinking that both Clint and Paul were WAY too old for the role. Only they did not understand the concept of Batman Beyond, being that Bruce was now an old man, guiding a new Batman through the new century about 20-30 years from now.
Oh well, the media does not understand the true, deep, details of the comic universes, they only skim over the gloss, looking for sound bytes as they go.
Take care and adopt a (Batman) comic book today!