The Batman director Matt Reeves has officially confirmed that Andy Serkis will portray Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming film.
Matt Reeves took to his official Twitter profile to confirm Andy Serkis’ casting as Alfred Pennyworth by tweeting a gif of the acclaimed actor running through a red carpet eagerly giving fans high-fives. Matt Reeves has used gifs on Twitter to confirm the castings of The Batman as of late.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 13, 2019
Both Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis worked together on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. Both films received critical acclaim for both Matt Reeves’ direction as well as Andy Serkis’ remarkable portrayal as Caesar.
Known primarily for his work as perhaps the most accomplished motion-capture actor in the industry, Andy Serkis is now the latest actor to be part of both the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe. Now that he’s signed on as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s loyal and wise butler, we will get a chance to see him in another role that doesn’t require digital makeup but rather his own likeness and impeccable skills as an actor.
Andy Serkis joins actors William Austin, Eric Wilton, Michael Gough, Michael Caine, Jeremy Irons and Douglas Hodge as the latest actor to portray Alfred Pennyworth in a live-action film.
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Full plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’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, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Jayme Lawson as Bella. Recently, Colin Farrell was reportedly in talks to play the Penguin.
The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.