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Actor Jonah Hill was previously reported to be in talks for the role of the Penguin.

Serkis joins the ranks of Michael Gough, Michael Caine and Jeremy Irons, who have previously played Alfred.

The Cloverfield director Matt Reeves is behind the project which has also recently secured Paul Dano as the Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.

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Colin Farrell is a highly charismatic performer known for his Golden Globe-nominated role in The Lobster as well as his Golden Globe-winning role in In Bruges. Collider reports that Colin Farrell is now in negotiations with the studio to play The Penguin in Matt Reeves' The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson. Also confirmed is Robert Pattinson, who will portray the man himself (Batman obvs).

Major Batman reboot news as the upcoming Warner Bros. film closes in on casting two major names for key roles. Both actors have starred in comic book movies before, with Serkis portraying Ulysses Klaue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Farrell taking a rather notorious turn as villain Bullseye in 2003's Daredevil.

"What's exciting about Batman is how it relates to now and also how personal it can be", Reeves told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. Deadline states that the Penguin "rounds out the trio of villains" Batman faces off against, but that doesn't mean we're not in store for even more characters from the comics.

The Batman is aiming for a June 25, 2021, release.

  • Michelle Webb