Andy Serkis To Play Alfred In ‘The Batman’

Andy Serkis To Play Alfred In ‘The Batman’, as if casting for Matt Reeves’ The Batman couldn’t get any better, Warner Bros is in talks with the one and only Andy Serkis for the role of Alfred Pennyworth.

Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth
Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth

The Batman already includes the stellar cast of Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Zoe Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (Edward Nygma/The Riddler).

Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano
Robert Pattinson (Batman), Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman) and Paul Dano (The Riddler)

In previous adaptations of the Batman lore, Alfred was played by Micael Gough, William Austin, Michale Caine and Jeremy Irons as the long-time cohort, caretaker and moral compass to Bruce Wayne.

Serkis is known for his previous roles in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, Godzilla, King Kong, The Prestige and is slated to direct Venom 2 for Sony Pictures.

Serkis also played Cesar in the latest Planet of the Apes trilogy which was also directed by Matt Reeves.  The Batman is being produced by Reeves and Dylan Clark who worked together on Planet of the Apes.

Andy Serkis as Cesar in Plant of the Apes
Andy Serkis as Cesar in Planet of the Apes

This casting news creates more excitement around the upcoming film as Serkis is an amazing character actor with a long and stellar resume to back up his uncanny skills in-front of the camera.

The Batman will be released on June 25, 2021

Stay glued to DC Comics News for more information surrounding casting for The Batman as it comes.

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Jeff Testanero

Hartford, Connecticut based blogger and podcaster. Graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and serious comic book collector for the past 20+ years Diehard Superman fanboy