A new rumor suggests that the upcoming Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie is currently considering actor Andy Serkis for an undisclosed role. The news comes from Batman On Film.
Serkis has worked alongside Reeves’ on the last two installments from the Planet Of The Apes franchise. Aside from their past relationship—Serkis’s ability to pull off Ceaser impressively in The Apes films does make him a good contender for the role of Penguin in The Batman. Furthermore, the actor has also been fancast for the role but nothing is certain at the moment and is pure speculation at this point.
Though Serkis is yet to respond to the news—he has shown interest in being a part of the project due to the presented opportunity to work alongside the director once again.
“Oh, for sure! I mean, I’d go to the edge of the created universe with Matt [Reeves],” Serkis said speaking to JoBlo. “I mean, he’s the most brilliant director. I would work with anything with him again, y’know, I mean, I absolutely adore him and we’re very good friends, close friends, and I think he’s an extraordinary director so, for sure.”
The Batman is expected to follow a younger Bruce Wayne and will be an emotionally driven noir crime thriller. The story is also set to include other characters such as Robin, Catwoman, The Riddler and Penguin.
According to an earlier report from Hollywood Reporter, “this new Batman needed to conform to a defined age bracket. He is written as around 30 years old, and the story is neither another re-hashing of his origin nor the tale of a seasoned crimefighter ruling Gotham City. He is Bruce Wayne still trying to find his footing on his way to becoming the genius detective.”
The Batman will be directed by Matt Reeves with Robert Pattinson taking on the reign from Ben Affleck to play as the next Dark Knight for Warner Bros. DC films.
The Batman project is expected to start pre-production this Summer
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