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The Batman casts Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth

The Batman casts Andy Serkis as   Alfred Pennyworth

Los Angeles: Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell are in talks to join Matt Reeves' The Batman, featuring Robert Pattinson in the title role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Serkis will play Bruce Wayne/ Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth and Farrell is set to portray the DC villain, The Penguin.

Serkis is reuniting with Reeves after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

The much-loved actor earlier played the villain Klaue in 2018's Black Panther for Marvel Studios.

Upcoming film The Batman also stars an array of talented actors like Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler.

The much-awaited project is being billed as a grounded take on the Dark Knight and will feature many of Batman villains.

Reeves is directing the Warner Bros/DC film from his own script. He is also attached to produce with Dylan Clark.

The Batman will hit the theatres on June 25, 2021.

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