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‘The Batman’ Might Have Cast It’s Villain

Another new Batman film is coming, titled The Batman, and this one will be yet another reboot of the caped crusader’s story. We already know who will be playing this new Bruce Wayne: Robert Pattinson. Now, it looks like we might have a villain as well.

Deadline reports that Jonah Hill is in talks with Warner Bros. to star as the main villain of the film. Though it has not been confirmed who he will play, the rumors circulating online indicate that Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, will be the bad guy for this film.

 

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This news comes off the heels that Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play the role of Commissioner Gordon. This role was made famous by Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy and was recently played by J.K. Simmons in Justice League.

 

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Little is known about the The Batman, but it is rumored to serve as an origin story about Bruce Wayne’s early years as the titular superhero. The film will be directed by Matt Reeves, the director of the rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy.

 

 

The Batman will hit theaters in 2021.

 

 

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Tom Hanks to Produce ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ Adaptation

The director of Darkest Hour, the film that earned Gary Oldman his first Academy Award, has sett his sights on another World War II story. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Joe Wright is in talks to direct an adaptation of Erik Larson’s In The Garden of Beasts, with Tom Hanks to produce.

 

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This nonfiction book tells the story of William Dodd, who served as the United States Ambassador to Germany during Hitler’s rise in the 1930s. The book also examines Dodd’s family, particularly his daughter Martha who had an affair with Gestapo head Rudolf Diels. Larson chronicles the Dodd family as they slowly begin to realize the horrors and brutality of Nazi Germany.

An adaptation of this novel had been shopped around Hollywood for a while. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are set to produce the film through their Playtone production company. Though Hanks was rumored to star in the lead role at certain points, it is unknown if this will go ahead.

Some of Joe Wright’s other film hit adaptations include Pride and Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina.

 

 

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