‘The Batman’: Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis in talks to join Robert Pattinson
Colin Farrell is in negotiations to take on the role of the Penguin while Andy Serkis is considering the part of Alfred Pennyworth, the superhero’s famous valet, in the next Warner Bros. blockbuster devoted to Batman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Farrell, who won a Golden Globe in 2009 for his role in “In Bruges “, will likely follow in the footsteps of Danny DeVito, Burgess Meredith and Robin Lord Taylor, all of whom have been previously cast as Penguin, a villainous character created in 1941 by Bill Finger and Bob Kane for number 58 of the “Detective Comics” comic book series.
For his part, Andy Serkis appears to be set to make a transition from the world of Marvel, having played the part of Ulysses Klaue in “Avengers” and “Black Panther”, to the DC universe if he is cast as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s loyal valet.
Among the other actors that have been announced, Paul Dano (“Little Miss Sunshine”, “There Will Be Blood”, “Prisoners”) will play the Riddler, Zoe Kravitz (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) will be Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”, “Hunger Games”) will take on the role of Commissioner Gordon.
Warner Bros. plans to release “The Batman” in the United States on June 25, 2021. Shooting for the feature is expected to begin later this year or in early 2020. JB
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