Rumours have emerged suggesting Robert Pattinson’s Batman will battle two icons from his rogue’s gallery
Another day, another rumour.
With production set to get underway this summer on Matt Reeves’ The Batman, rumours about its final cast list are as common as the air. Yesterday, we brought you news of Robert Pattinson‘s reported casting as Gotham City’s Dark Knight which was quickly tapered by conflicting reports suggesting Nicholas Hoult as another potential candidate.
Neither casting has been officially confirmed by Warner Bros.
And now, we can bring you another rumour emerging from the Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision newsletter which suggests The Batman will feature two of the Dark Knight’s most iconic villains in The Penguin and Catwoman. The duo was last seen on screen together during Tim Burton’s stellar 1992 sequel Batman Returns, and more recently a below par version of Catwoman graced our screens in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Granted she was never actually referred to as Catwoman throughout the movie and the character was stripped of almost all her iconography but for all intents and purposes, if you call a character Selina Kyle…she’s Catwoman!
As for the Penguin, and Oswald Cobblepot has been far less fortunate. The character was played by Burgess Meredith in Batman: The Classic Series as well as the 1966 spinoff film, while Robin Lord Taylor personified the character in Fox’s Gotham. But aside from these great performances, The Penguin has yet to make a triumphant return to the big screen.
Could all that be about to change?
Without official confirmation from the powers that be at Warner Bros., we should be taking these reports with a very big pinch of salt. Nonetheless, should they be confirmed as truth, we can all look forward to a stellar return to the big screen for two of Batman’s most adored supervillains. Who will be in line to slip into their iconic costumes is anyone’s guess? Josh Gad has been very outspoken on social media about his wish to become the Penguin, while almost anyone will improve upon Anne Hathaway’s instantly forgettable performance as Catwoman in Nolan’s climax to The Dark Knight Trilogy.
Stay tuned to The Future of the Force for updates as they emerge.
The Batman is expected to begin shooting this summer with a release date scheduled for June 25th, 2021.
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