At the end of May 2019, news broke that the Twilight alum had landed the special gig of playing Bruce Wayne / the Caped Crusader in The Batman. Nicholas Hoult, Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were also rumored contenders for the role. But alas, it's R-Patts who is wearing the Batsuit.
He and the rest of the cast are filming the Matt Reeves project following delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Speculation about Colin's potential role as The Penguin began swirling in November 2019. Two months later, the film's director also confirmed the news with a gif of Farrell, "Wait—is that you, #Oz?" he tweeted, referring to the villain's real name Oswald.
Now that filming is well underway, fans have seen the actor's impressive transformation into the villain. In fact, his makeover was so good, fans almost didn't recognize him.
In the middle of October, E! News confirmed the High Fidelity actress was stepping into the iconic shoes of Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) for The Batman film. Zoe seemingly commented on the news after Jason Momoa shared the announcement on Instagram. "I'm so proud of u zozo bear. On and off screen OHANA. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is CAT WOMAN," he wrote. "Unbelievable so freaking stoked. Your going to have so much fun Aloha P bear."
She responded, "LOVE YOU PAPABEAR! love that aquaman and catwomen spend the holidays together from now on."
As per usual, the actress brings style and flair to the character, as seen in the above photo.
The Twilight star is hard at work on the set of the 2022 picture, but he had to take a break when a stuntman took the wheel of Batman's motorbike.
Variety had big news to drop in September 2019 when they reported that Jonah was in talks to join The Batman. At the time, sources told the outlet that Jonah was being eyed for a villain role. However, in October it was revealed that Jonah had passed on the role after being offered a part in the film.
The writer, director and producer will lead the way when it comes to The Batman remake. While no official production start date has been set, insiders tell multiple outlets that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.
Back in September 2019, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the Westworld star is in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon, the classic ally to the Dark Knight.
Warner Bros. announced on October 17 that the former Little Miss Sunshine star had joined the film as the classic villain known as The Riddler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul's version of the character will be named Edward Nashton, the man who in the comics later goes by the name Edward Nygma and adopts the villainous persona.
Around the same time as Colin, reports also emerged claiming that Andy was in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman. These talks are yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros.