Andy Serkis confirmed as Alfred in The Batman!
After entering talks to star in the role last week, Andy Serkis (Black Panther) has been confirmed to star in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman as Bruce Wayne’s butler and father figure Alfred Pennyworth, according to IGN. The director took to Twitter to announce the news with a GIF of the acclaimed Lord of the Rings alum, which can be viewed below!
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 13, 2019
The film recently saw newcomer Jayme Lawson join a star-studded cast that will be led by Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lighthouse) as the titular dark knight. The film will also be featuring Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Paul Dano as the Riddler, with Colin Farrell reportedly in talks to portray the roles of Penguin, respectively.
Reeves’ story has been described as a character-driven project focusing on Batman’s experiences as the world’s greatest detective. The filmmaker has also said to expect a “Rogue’s Gallery” of villains in the movie.
Reeves will direct the Warner Bros. Pictures film, and also co-wrote the screenplay alongside writer Mattson Tomlin. Reeves is producing alongside Dylan Clark. Michael E. Uslan will serve as executive producer.
The Batman will begin production in January 2020 in the UK. The movie is scheduled to release on June 25, 2021.
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