What if Wes Anderson directed a Batman movie?

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What if the symmetry-obsessed, muted-palette-loving director took on The Dark Knight? More importantly, who would Jason Schwartzman play? Behold Alfred Pennyworth, the Life Nocturnal.

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The LA Times' Sean Hartter's has dreamt up three very different Batman movies by Matthew Vaughn, Todd Philips and Wes Anderson. Here's the rundown on the faux-Anderson's version, Alfred Pennyworth, the Life Nocturnal:

Hey Gotham City, why so serious? Bill Murray stars in this quirky, existential Wes Anderson film about the aging manservant who keeps an eye on the demons and delusions of a billionaire recluse named Bruce Wayne (Luke Wilson) who likes to wear a cape and pretend he is a masked vigilante. The film also stars as Danny Glover as Jim Gordon, Gweneth Paltrow as Selina Kyle, Jason Schwartzman as Dick Grayson and Owen Wilson as Harvey Dent. Gene Hackman makes a cameo appearance as the ghost of Thomas Wayne.

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Matthew Vaughn's "Batman: Mad City.

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Todd Phillips' "Dude, Where's My Batmobile?"

To read the rest of these fake recaps, check out Hero Complex.

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lightninglouie
lightninglouie

Wes Anderson seems like more of an X-Men kinda guy. Bill Murray as Xavier, Luke Wilson as Cyclops, Owen Wilson as Angel (with those tennis headbands he always wore in the '70s!), Schwartzman as Wolverine (dude is pretty hirsute, actually), Seymour Cassel as Magneto.

The only downside is that he doesn't have a lot of recurring actresses, so it's hard to cast the female characters.