Matt Reeves’ The Batman is reportedly close to announcing casting news for its supporting characters, including Catwoman, Two-Face, Penguin, and Riddler.
According to Forbes, we can finally expect to hear some concrete casting news soon. The Batman is in the process of casting its major roles, with Catwoman, Riddler, Two-face and Penguin named as some of the main characters and “a host of other villains” expected to appear. According to this report, Jonah Hill is currently vacillating between the roles of Riddler and Penguin, with his representatives “negotiating with Warner about which is the ideal choice.” Other than Hill and Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright who will play Commissioner Gordon, however, Warner Bros. has done a good job of keeping casting talks under wraps, which means that the upcoming casting announcements could have some exciting surprises in store.
So far, Robert Pattinson is the only performer officially signed to appear in the film. Pattinson is starring as Bruce Wayne/Batman himself, in a surprise but welcome casting decision. Any fans harboring skepticism about his ability to take on such an intense superhero role should give films like Good Time and High Life a watch.
Forbes‘ Mark Hughes speculates that Warner Bros. will aim to ride the post-Joker DC hype with a wave of casting announcements for The Batman, since the timing works out perfectly. The studio has a lot invested in the movie, which is intended to be the first in a trilogy of Batman movies. That only makes the impending casting news all the more important, because Batman is really only as good as his rogues’ gallery.