Matt Reeves Casts Peter Sarsgaard in The Batman
Once again, Matt Reeves has taken to Twitter to share a new bit of casting news for The Batman. The director has announced that Peter Sarsgaard has joined the already impressive cast of the highly anticipated reboot. But this time, Reeves didn’t reveal what character he’s playing. You can check out his tweet below.
Oh… Hi, Peter… pic.twitter.com/GsS2ktuWxE
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) December 6, 2019
Sarsgaard’s recent big-screen credits include The Sound of Silence, Jackie, and Blue Jasmine. He also appeared in the Hulu miniseries The Looming Tower, which debuted in 2019. Back in 2003, Sarsgaard landed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Shattered Glass. Sarsgaard has actually paid a visit to the DC Universe once before. He co-starred in 2011’s ill-fated Green Lantern film as the villainous Hector Hammond.
So far, The Batman already boasts four villains: the Riddler (Paul Dano), Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), the Penguin (Colin Farrell), and Carmine Falcone (John Turturro). It seems risky to cram one more into the film’s story. Regardless, Sarsgaard definitely has the range to be able to pull this off. There have also been rumors that Reeves and Mattson Tomlin’s screenplay features a pre-scarred Harvey Dent. With this, it’s possible that Dent will be introduced in this film only to go bad in a possible future installment.
Sarsgaard will also star opposite Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Production on The Batman starts early next year. The film will open in theaters on June 25, 2021.
What are your thoughts on Peter Sarsgaard joining the reboot’s cast? Do you have any theories about which character he’ll play? Let us know in the comment section below!
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