Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Adds Peter Sarsgaard to Cast

Dec 6, 2019

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From the man himself, writer-director Matt Reeves has announced that Peter Sarsgaard has joined the cast of ‘The Batman.’ The Hollywood Reporter speculate that he is playing a corrupt cop named Wasserman or a district attorney (which would be Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face).

Reeves took to Twitter to reveal the casting:

Sarsgaard was recently in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and the Hulu miniseries ‘The Looming Tower.’ This will not be his first DC film, as he was in 2011’s ‘Green Lantern.’ Other credits include Sam Mendes’ ‘Jarhead,’ Pablo Larraín’s ‘Jackie,’ and Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles.’

Moreover, the rest of the cast and their roles are below:

  • Robert Pattinson (‘Good Time,’ ‘The Lighthouse’) as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.
  • Paul Dano (’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Prisoners’) as Edward Nashton, aka The Riddler.
  • Colin Farrell (‘The Lobster,’ ‘Widows’) as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin.
  • Zoë Kravitz (‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,’ ‘Big Little Lies’) as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.
  • Newcomer Jayme Lawson as Bella, a grassroots political candidate running for office in Gotham.
  • Andy Serkis (‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,’ ‘Black Panther’) as Alfred Pennyworth.
  • John Turturro (‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘The Night Of’) as Carmine Falcone.
  • Jeffrey Wright (‘Westworld,’ ‘The Laundromat’) as Commissioner Gordon.
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Reeves, the helmer of the ‘Dawn’ and ‘War’ installments in ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise, serves as both director and co-writer, with scribe Mattson Tomlin penning the screenplay with him. Tomlin wrote the upcoming Netflix film ‘Power,’ from directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Additionally, the film will feature a rogues gallery of villains. Characters that will be featured alongside The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, and Carmine Falcone, include Firefly, Two-Face, and Mad Hatter. The casting for Two-Face, aka Harvey Dent, will be quite soon (if Sarsgaard is not Dent).

The crew, so far, comprises of:

  • Cinematographer Greig Fraser (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Vice’)
  • Composer Michael Giacchino (‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’)
  • Costume designer Jacqueline Durran (‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Darkest Hour’)
  • Editor William Hoy (‘300,’ ‘Watchmen’)
  • Production designer James Chinlund (‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Lion King’)
  • Visual effects supervisor Dan Lemmon (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Jungle Book’)
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Also, costume designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’) will be tackling the batsuit.

Further, filming is aiming to begin January 13, 2020 in London, England.

Warner Bros. will release ‘The Batman’ on June 25, 2021.

Source: Matt Reeves

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