The Batman may not be coming out until June 2021, but the cast has been growing consistently as of late. Here’s our full “Who’s Who” of the film so far…
Robert Pattinson – Bruce Wayne/Batman
Pattinson caused quite an uproar when cast as the Dark Knight. However, he’s proven he can do good work since his time in the Twilight movies. Most recently, he’s been praised for holding his own alongside Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse. Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck were also met with disappointment when cast in the role; but Keaton is now seen by many as the definitive Batman and Affleck is easily one of the better parts of early DCEU films. Time will tell whether Pattinson is held up with these two or with Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
Jeffrey Wright – Commissioner James Gordon
Best known for Angels in America and Westworld, Jeffrey Wright has displayed his talent to fill this great role. Having played CIA operative Felix Leiter in the latest James Bond films, Wright knows how to portray detective work. While it is disappointing that J.K. Simmons never got to flesh out the role, most fans agree that this part is in good hands.
Zoë Kravitz – Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Having previously voiced the character in The Lego Batman Movie, Zoë Kravitz now has the opportunity to fully embody the role. She may have played it for laughs before, but this new portrayal should explore the famous cat burglar’s devious and seductive side. With the huge cast of villains, Batman will have a large task ahead of him and Catwoman will do whatever she can to distract him from where he’s needed.
Paul Dano – Edward Nashton/The Riddler
Despite being relatively young, Dano has an impressive acting portfolio. He started his career on stage before getting into film and television. The Riddler could now be his biggest role yet. Matt Reeves has said this will be a noir-style story and this character fits into that perfectly. His riddles, puzzles, and quizzes could provide the perfect mysteries for Batman to solve.
Colin Farrell – Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
Possibly the biggest name on this list, Farrell is not what many fans would envision for the Penguin. He’s much taller and thinner than we’d expect but that didn’t hold Robin Taylor back in Gotham. Oswald Cobblepot is a much more refined role and more appropriate than Daredevil’s Bullseye for an actor of such ability.
Andy Serkis – Alfred Pennyworth
Finally breaking out from those motion capture suits, Andy Serkis has been expanding his resumé and proving he deserves to show his face on camera. He also seems to enjoy working within the superhero genre. He previously played Ulysses Klaue in Marvel’s Black Panther and was hired to direct Venom 2. This job will have him stepping into DC territory, showing he has no major bias between brands.
John Turturro – Carmine Falcone
This character should be much more grounded than the rest of the rogues gallery. He’s the crime boss of Gotham’s most notorious mafia family. Turturro has proven his abilities playing a mobster, though Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski was more of a comedic role. A crime family angle also fits nicely into the noir genre that Reeves is trying to achieve.
Jayme Lawson – Undisclosed Role
Finally, we’re still not sure who newcomer Jayme Lawson will be playing. There were rumors that she’d play Barbara Gordon, more famously known as Batgirl. Some have speculated that she’d be a young Amanda Waller or a love interest for Bruce Wayne. There has been word that her role is that of a political figure, but not much is known for sure.
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