The Dark Knight of Gotham City is coming back to the big screen in 2021! This will be his first solo movie in nearly a decade. The Batman, written and directed by Matt Reeves, will star Robert Pattinson in the ever-popular role of Bruce Wayne, taking the character in a much younger direction than in the past couple of iterations. Featuring Catwoman, the cast shortlist includes Tessa Thompson, Lupita Nyong’o to name a few.
Production set to begin soon
With production set to begin in the near future, Reeves and Warner Bros. have started to fill out the cast around Pattinson. Some big names, such as Jeffrey Wright, who will reportedly play James Gordon, and Jonah Hill, who will either take on the role of Riddler or Penguin have been mentioned. All that to say, one of the most important roles in this Batman story may still be to come, and it could be portrayed by a bigger name than the rest. A couple of the biggest names in the industry are rumored to be on the shortlist for Catwoman.
Actresses of “Color”
It’s been reported that Reeves is looking to cast an actress of color to play Selina Kyle in his film series, and this rumored new shortlist certainly lines up with that report. According to GWW’s Thomas Polito, the shortlist includes Us star Lupita Nyong’oand MCU breakout Tessa Thompson, along with other budding names like Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alexandra Shipp, and Logan Browning.
No sure information yet
Now, before we go any further, take this one with a substantial grain of salt. Polito has been right before, giving this some credibility, but GWW isn’t exactly the most trusted source of information out there. A lot of these names make sense for the role, and there’s no denying Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves would love to land any of them, but just keep expectations in check for now.