This Game of Thrones actor is set to play Thomas Wayne in The Batman.
With less than two months from its official release, fans are eagerly anticipating their first viewings of Matt Reeves’ upcoming DC Comics film The Batman. The film, which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in his second year of fighting crime in Gotham City, looks to explore the mindset of the character and the corrupt inner-workings of the city like never before. Through this, we will also be seeing yet another actor play Thomas Wayne.
Game of Thrones star Luke Roberts has been identified to play Thomas Wayne in The Batman. Thanks to a fan on Twitter, an Instagram post from Luke Roberts shows him reading Batman: Sins of the Father, likely for some further research for his role as Thomas Wayne.
Along with the Game of Thrones actor Luke Roberts, Thomas Wayne has been portrayed by different actors over the years. In Batman (1989), he’s played by David Baxt, in Batman Forever, he’s played by Michael Scranton, in Batman Begins, he’s played by Linus Roache, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’s played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and in Joker, he’s played by Brett Cullen.
The Batman trailers have hinted that part of Bruce Wayne’s past will be explored, particularly how his family could be potentially connected into the inner-workings of corruption in Gotham City. With Thomas Wayne involved, it will be interesting to see how Robert Pattinson’s Batman comes to terms with his parents’ legacy.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman:
“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as 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 will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming film, as well as Game of Thrones star Luke Roberts’ role as Thomas Wayne, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.