EXCLUSIVE: Matt Reeves’ The Batman’ To Feature The Riddler & Firefly; Penguin & Catwoman Confirmed
Exclusive: director Matt Reeves has four members of his Rogues Gallery for ‘The Batman’ lined up!
First up is The Riddler, likely the main villain, who will be “a criminal mastermind in Gotham City who takes delight in incorporating riddles and puzzles into his schemes, leaving them as clues for the authorities to solve.” Reeves is seeking a male actor of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 and 40.
Next up The Penguin, a “Gotham City mobster.” He is a “short, obese man with a long nose, and he uses high-tech umbrellas as weapons.” Reeves is searching for a male actor of any ethnicity between the ages of 20 and 40.
Catwoman will also be in the film, as a “Gotham City burglar” who “wears a tight one piece outfit and uses a bullwhip for a weapon.” Reeves wants an actress of any ethnicity between the ages of 20 and 30.
Another villain that will show up is “a professional arsonist known as the “Firefly”.” He “attempts to burn all the places that he lacked the privilege to go as an orphan child.” Reeves is searching for a male actor of any ethnicity between the ages of 20 and 30.
The Hollywood Reporter and Justin Kroll at Variety previously mentioned that Penguin and Catwoman may appear in the film. Danny Devito played the role of Penguin in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns,’ alongside Michelle Pffeifer, who played Catwoman. Forbes first mentioned that Riddler could be in the movie as well. Jim Carrey played The Riddler in Joel Schumacher’s ‘Batman Forever.’ Firefly was a secondary antagonist in the 2013 video game ‘Batman: Arkham Origins.’
Matt Reeves is writing and directing ‘The Batman,’ which will see ‘High Life’ star Robert Pattinson suit up as the Caped Crusader. Filming will begin sometime next year for a June 2021 release date.