The expansive cast list for The Batman includes plenty of villains and mob bosses, which among other things, has made fans speculate that the movie is based in part on Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Batman: The Long Halloween, a series which itself took inspiration from the corruption depicted in Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One.
Does this mean big screen Jim Gordon (and HBO drama vet) Jeffrey Wright could reprise his role for the small screen? What about John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone? Colin Farrell’s Penguin apparently is only in the film briefly, does that mean he could have a larger role on the TV series? We can certainly hope!
It also would appear to confirm Warner Bros.’ desire to keep The Batman portions of their live action universe separate from their ongoing DCEU efforts, although those will continue to have a Bat-presence of their own.
“This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream,” Reeves said in a statement.
“We are so fortunate to have such great partners in Matt, Dylan, and Terry and unprecedented access to a wealth of IP from our partners at Warner Bros. and DC,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.