With the news that Robert Pattinson is in talks to play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, now comes an update on which villains the World’s Greatest Detective may be encountering in the movie.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, the film will reportedly have at least two villains, with Penguin and Catwoman said to be involved in the action. Reeves is currently still finalising The Batman’s script, and it’s believed that the picture may actually feature up to six bad guys.
This wouldn’t be the first time that we’ve seen Penguin and Catwoman on the silver screen, of course, with Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer playing the duo in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, not to mention Burgess Meredith and Lee Meriwether tackling the respective roles in 1996's Batman. In more recent years, Anne Hathaway played Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
As mentioned, Twilight’s Robert Pattinson is said to be in talks to play the titular Dark Knight in The Batman, although Nicholas Hoult and Armie Hammer are also said to be on Warner Brothers’ shortlist for the gig.
To be written and directed by War for the Planet of the Apes’ Matt Reeves, The Batman is currently booked in for a June 2021 release.