DC Fans Really Want Breaking Bad Star To Play The Batman’s Mr. Freeze

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When you hear the name Mr. Freeze, a lot of people instantly get flashbacks to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, puffing on silver-painted cigars and dropping terrible ice-related puns what felt like every ten seconds. However, Victor Fries is arguably one of the more underrated villains in the Caped Crusader’s extensive rogues gallery, with a tragic and complex backstory that deserves the proper big screen treatment.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman is already reportedly loaded with enough bad guys as it is, but with at least a trilogy planned for Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight, there will be plenty of scope to bring in many more of his adversaries over the coming years. While a lot of comic book reboots have faced criticism for re-using villains that we’ve already seen in movies before, a seemingly innocuous tweet has started gathering some real momentum online behind the idea of Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito playing Mr. Freeze, and you can check out some of the reactions below.

Not only does Esposito most definitely look the part, but he’s also proven to be more than capable of playing highly intelligent villains that can often be outright terrifying, without even having to raise his voice. With Reeves’ Batman movies set to be more character-driven than ever before, the thought of seeing the Caped Crusader engaged in battles of wits rather than fists makes the idea of a rebooted version of Mr. Freeze played by the actor that brought us the iconic Gus Fring an incredibly exciting prospect.

Esposito already has his hands full playing a bad guy in one of the world’s biggest franchises thanks to his role as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian, but if Matt Reeves does decide to introduce Mr. Freeze into his rebooted movie universe, then there’s already a ready-made choice for the part staring him right in the face.