The actor who brought us the voice of Gollum will be the new Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s legendary valet, who confirmed the director on Twitter.
Production of “The Batman” is set to begin before the end of the year, with a view to a theatrical release in June 2021. Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz also feature in the cast for this latest offering from the Caped Crusader.
Little by little, details of the production for the next Batman to be directed by Matt Reeves are being revealed.
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And here comes #Alfred
Negotiations between Andy Serkis and the producers of the project, reported by the American media earlier this month, have come to a successful conclusion.
The news was announced by the director himself, who published a gif of Andy Serkis on his Twitter account on Wednesday, November 13 with the caption “And here comes #Alfred.”
Stellar cast to match the stellar movie
“The Lord of the Rings” actor will, therefore, take on the role of Alfred Pennyworth, the loyal valet of Bruce Wayne aka Batman. Andy Serkis will play opposite Robert Pattinson who garnered the film’s leading role.
The director Matt Reeves has already announced Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”) as Commissioner Gordon, Zoe Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”) as Catwoman and Paul Dano (“Escape at Dannemora”) as Edward Nashton.
Expected to begin real soon
Rumors have circulated to the effect that Colin Farrell may be cast as Penguin, one of Batman’s arch enemies, but none of this has been officially confirmed either by the production or the director himself, who has taken charge of announcing these developments on Twitter.
Although the film is due for release on June 25, 2021, no details of the plot of this umpteenth Batman story have been divulged. Shooting for the project is expected to begin in 2019 or early 2020.
We’ll never forget you Ben
Ben Affleck played the Caped Crusader in this crossover movie, which harvested 650 million dollars in sales worldwide, an amount largely exceeded by the previous “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in 2016, which took in 872 million dollars (S$1.2 billion) of box-office receipts.