AceShowbiz - Robert Pattinson has been officially confirmed to play the titular character in Matt Reeves' "The Batman", but no other cast member has been announced so far. Speculations have been running rampant that the movie will feature Catwoman, and now two more names have been added to the shortlist of actresses potentially taking on the role.
According to We Got This Covered, Chloe Moretz and Jodie Comer are among those being considered for the coveted gig. It's not clear how far the talks between these actresses and the studio are, if there are any. They are the latest names thrown in the hat for the part, joining Kristen Stewart, Vanessa Hudgens and Aubrey Plaza who are reportedly also eyed to play Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman.
Moretz has had a taste of wearing a superhero costume when she stars as Hit-Girl in 2010's "Kick-Ass" and its 2013 sequel "Kick-Ass 2". She also has notable roles in films like "Let Me In" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "The 5th Wave" (2016) and "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" (2018). She will next star in animated film "The Addams Family", lending her voice for the character Wednesday Addams.
As for Comer, the 26-year-old English actress has gained notoriety through her role as psychopathic Russian assassin Oksana Astankova/Villanelle on Netflix's critically-acclaimed series "Killing Eve". She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for the role. She is also known for her role as Chloe Gemell on comedy-drama series "My Mad Fat " (2013) and Elizabeth of York on miniseries "The White Princess" (2017).
Matt Reeves is set to serve behind the lens of the upcoming Batman movie, which will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne than he was in previous movies. It's reported that Richard E. Grant is cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, while Jason Clarke and Keri Russell will play Thomas and Martha Wayne respectively. Additionally, Toby Kebbell is said to star as Scarecrow, with Theo Rossi portraying Bane.
Filming for "The Batman" is expected to begin in London this fall for a summer 2021 release.