The cast for The Batman continues to grow and it looks like the Caped Crusader’s rogues gallery is well represented. Zoë Kravitz and Paul Dano were announced in October as Catwoman and the Riddler respectively. Could the Penguin and Two-Face make appearances, as well?
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Jeffrey Wright was also cast as Commissioner Gordon and newcomer Jayme Lawson has just been brought in for an undisclosed role. The current theory from fans is that she is playing Barbara Gordon, otherwise known as Batgirl.
Who else is in talks for ‘The Batman’?
Variety has also reported that English actor Andy Serkis is in negotiations for the role of faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth. This, in addition to his part in Marvel’s Black Panther, has allowed for the actor to showcase his talents outside of motion capture.
According to Variety, Irish actor Colin Farrell is currently in talks to play Oswald Cobblepot, more commonly known as the Penguin. Fan favorites for this role included Josh Gad, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen. Gad even tweeted earlier this month, referencing Farrell’s potential casting.
Farrell is not the most obvious pick for the role, being much taller and more svelte than the Penguin of the comics. Even after Robin Taylor’s portrayal in Gotham, it’s hard for some fans to accept the character looking so different from the source material.
Matthew McConaughey may also be in talks for the role of Harvey Dent, otherwise known as Two-Face. However, this particular casting is only a rumor and nothing concrete has surfaced just yet.
Why so many villains?
Such a large array of foes is reminiscent of the comic series Batman: The Long Halloween, in which the caped crusader takes on villain after villain to solve a series of mysterious murders. This could be the angle that they are going for but there is the risk of cramming too much into one script.
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