UPDATED: Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Peniworth, a trusted Bruce Wayne icon, at Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves's Batman, sources tell Variety while Colin Farrell is
Robert Pattinson is on board to play the title role, Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman, and Paul Dano is ready to play Riddler .
WB has not commented on casting.
Warner Bros.-DC Comics pre-production is expected to begin this summer. No official start date has been set, although sources say Variety that the shooting may begin in late 2019 or early 2020. Batman is scheduled to enter theaters on June 25, 2021.
The Penguin, once played by Danny DeVito in "Batman Returns," marks Farrell's first comic role since playing "Bulls" in 2003's "Daredevil." they have played Alfred before. Serkis and Reeves have a strong relationship, going back to their days on Planet of the Apes, which Reeves directed while Serkis played the main character of Caesar.
Farrell was most recently seen on Disney's Dumbo. Serkis was
Both Farrell and Serkis were moved by the CAA. TheWrap first reported the news to Serkis, while Deadline broke the news to Farrell.