The Batman To Reveal More Cast Members Soon [Rumor]

All we know about The Batman is that Matt Reeves will be the director, and that Robert Pattinson will replace Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight.

Other than that, the rest of the cast - and the overall story plot - has yet to be revealed. Fans of the DC Universe are waiting anxiously to find out more details about the next Batman film, but it sounds like they won't have to wait much longer.

According to Mark Hughes of Forbes.com, Reeves "is now in the process of casting major roles," for The Batman. Not only that, but Hughes added that "several casting announcements will be coming" in short time.

As many know by now, popular comedy actor Jonah Hill has been mentioned heavily as a potential casting choice for the film's villain.The roles of Penguin and Riddler have been linked to Hill, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

On top of that, Jeffrey Wright has been linked to the role of Commissioner Gordon. Hughes added that we can "expect to hear official confirmation" for both Wright and Hill to play the commissioner and a villain, respectively.

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The late Pat Hingle portrayed Commissioner Gordon in the first four Warner Bros. Batman films: Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), and Batman & Robin (1997). Gary Oldman then took on the role for the Christopher Nolan trilogy.

As for Penguin, the character hasn't appeared on hasn't appeared on a Batman live action film since Danny DeVito played the role in Batman Returns (1992) nearly 30 years ago. Jim Carrey was the last person to portray Riddler in Batman Forever. It's been a long time coming for both villains to return to the big screens, and Hill will finally end the drought for one of the popular Batman foes.

Justice League (2017) was the most recent live Batman film to hit the big screens. It received plenty of negative reviews, so the pressure is on Reeves to make it better. Adding Hill and Wright to the movie would certainly be a nice start.

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