The Batman Adds New Cast Member
Gotham City's really coming together.
The cast for The Batman just keeps growing. Recent Julliard grad Jayme Lawson has been cast in a mystery role, according to Collider. She will be joining Robert Pattinson as Batman himself, Bruce Wayne, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman, Paul Dano as Eddie Nygma AKA The Riddler, and Jeffery Wright as Commissioner Gordon. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Colin Farell is in talks to play Oswald Cobblepott AKA The Penguin and Andy Serkis is in the running for Alfred Pennyworth.
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Considering how rogues-heavy the cast list is currently, there's potential for Lawson's role to be more heroic. Given that Reeves has described the project as more of a "detective" story rather than a traditional superheroic brawler, Lawson may be playing someone like Vesper Fairchild or Silver St. Cloud. Or, maybe the opposite is true and we're looking at another of Batman's many femme fatal-style enemies--Poison Ivy is a bit more supernatural than the current roster, given her powers and ability to control plants, but she may not be completely out of the question. Similarly, Talia Al-Ghul is a go-to for Batman stories wanting to play up the detective angle, given her father Ra's and Bruce's long-standing intellectual rivalry.
Whatever the case may be the speed at which news about The Batman is rolling out means we'll likely not be left in the dark for too long.
The Batman hits theaters June 25, 2021.
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