Matt Reeves is currently likely in the process of casting actors for his upcoming DC film The Batman. And lately, some fans seem to like the idea of gender swapping the character Alfred Pennyworth and a certain comic book writer is also in support of the idea.
Gerry Conway, the veteran comic book writer famously known for killing off Gwen Stacy and for co-creating vigilante anti-hero character, The Punisher for Marvel Comics has voiced his support for casting a female version of Alfred in The Batman. Moreover, Conway wants actress Maggie Smith to portray the role.
Smith is well known for appearing in the Harry Potter franchise and while we don’t doubt her ability to portray the character to her best–this gender swap reboot is unlikely to happen. But Conway’s reply to the thread on Twitter hasn’t been met with much criticism and the conversation has so far been fairly been civil which is surprising. You can find the tweet below.
In more Batman News, Geeks Worldwide is reporting that Reeves is currently in the process of looking at actresses for the role of Catwoman and Vanessa Kirby is a contender for the part. But it looks like the studio or the director hasn’t engaged in formal talks yet.
It was earlier also reported that actor Andy Serkis is rumored for the role of Penguin in The Batman. The DC film will feature multiple villain character such as Catwoman, Riddler and more from the Rogue gallery.
More information related to the project’s casting is sure to come in the following days. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. won’t be offering any details about the movie at SDCC this year since it will be skipping its Hall H presentation.
The Batman has officially entered pre-production and the project is scheduled to release on June 25, 2021.
Hear me out.
Maggie Smith. https://t.co/8ToF8FxCVP
— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) June 7, 2019
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