Seriously? OMG! WTF?Imagine Marlon Wayans as the Robin to Val Kilmer's Batman - Seriously? OMG! WTF?
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[ # ] Imagine Marlon Wayans as the Robin to Val Kilmer’s Batman
March 1st, 2018 under Batman, Jimmy Fallon, Wayans Brothers

Did you know that Marlon Wayans was originally cast as Robin in Batman Forever? Yesterday when he was on The Tonight Show, he explained to Jimmy Fallon what happened.

He auditioned for Tim Burton, who was the directing the movie at the time, and he got the part. Then they decided to go another way because they were introducing all of these other characters like Catwoman and the Penguin to the franchise. They felt the followup to this movie would be Batman & Robin.

I guess the studio didn’t like that idea and replaced Burton with Joel Schumacher, and the latter decided to bring Chris O’Donnell on as the Caped Crusader’s sidekick.

Was Wayans upset with being recasted? At first yes, but then he realized, “You can’t have a Robin with a bigger cod piece.” Now had they waited until George Clooney took over The Dark Knight than that would not have been a problem. We have all heard the rumors that they had to make the crotch bigger for his costume.

Now that you know Wayans was the original Robin, do you think he would have done a good job in the part?


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