John Turturro recently opened up about his role as Carmine Falcone in The Batman and his own personal history with the Dark Knight.
Not much is known about Matt Reeves’ The Batman, but principal photography is currently on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. There have also been reports that the film will follow a Caped Crusader in his second year and take inspiration from iconic Batman stories like Year One and The Long Halloween.
Carmine Falcone is a character who features prominently in both stories and will be played by John Turturro in the upcoming film. John Turturro takes over the role from Tom Wilkinson, who played “The Roman” in Batman Begins. While speaking with Inquirer, John Turturro talked for the first time about being a part of The Batman:
“I’m playing the bad guy. I loved Batman growing up, but I’m really a Zorro fan (laughs). So there’s no Batman without Zorro. When I was 5 years old, I thought I was Zorro with a sword. I had a stick that I hit my father with all the time. Then, when ‘Batman’ came on TV, it was a big thrill. I read some of the comics. My sons always read DC comics. So I played with those for years. I like Matt Reeves, the director. It’s an interesting cast.”
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Full plot details on Robert Pattinson’s The Batman are being kept under wraps, though the film is said to center around a younger version of Bruce Wayne and will feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow the Dark Knight during his early years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the hero’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman is currently set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.