12 Things You Didn't Know About "Batman Begins"
3 of 12 What Do Teddy Roosevelt And Batman Have In Common?
Christopher Nolan partially based his version of Batman on Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt was born to wealth and privilege, worshiped his father, lost two loved ones on the same day (his wife and his mother), disappeared for several years to remake himself (in the Montana badlands) and directed his rage and grief into a force for good (through public service that ultimately led him to the presidency).
4 of 12 “Ted” Theodore Logan, Donnie Darko, Pacey And Superman Were Almost Batman
Keanu Reeves, Jake Gyllenhall and Joshua Jackson ware all considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne for the reboot, as was Henry Cavill, who would eventually go on to play Superman in “The Man of Steel.”