Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s trustworthy butler, in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” sources tell Variety, while Colin Farrell is being eyed to play the famous Batman villain the Penguin.
Robert Pattinson is on board to play the title role, Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman and Paul Dano is set to play the Riddler. WB had no comment on the casting.
Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics adaptation is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set, although Variety reports that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020. “The Batman” is scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021.
The Penguin, who was once previously played by Danny DeVito in “Batman Returns,” marks Farrell’s first comic-book role since playing Bullseye in 2003’s “Daredevil.”