After an amazing body of work in almost every other cinematic franchise, it seems like the motion-capture master Andy Serkis may be considering a venture into the DCU. Specifically, Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Their strong relationship from the Apes trilogy may carry on to the next film about the world’s greatest detective.
In an interview with Joblo, Andy Serkis talked about various aspects of his current career. This includes his recent departures from the Planet of the Apes franchise and also the MCU, both having to do with the death fo the character. When asked about the possibility of joining Matt Reeves on The Batman and heading the DC Universe, Serkis seemed all for it.
“Oh, for sure! I mean, I’d go to the edge of the created universe with Matt [Reeves]. I mean, he’s the most brilliant director. I would work with anything with him again, y’know, I mean, I absolutely adore him and we’re very good friends, close friends, and I think he’s an extraordinary director so for sure.”
Of course, his words here doesn’t necessarily mean he’s currently in talks or anything like that, but rather he’s his enthusiasm for maybe joining Reeves’ once again. Serkis being free from other universes and franchises as of right now makes this a very real possibility. His friendship with director Matt Reeves seems rocks solid, and his talent is no doubt good enough for most roles. Now the question is who he could play in The Batman, if he were to join the film I wouldn’t doubt he would be a villain.
Choosing from Batman’s rogue gallery is extremely tough, but I would throw Hugo Strange in the mix at the very least. The great thing about Andy Serkis’ acting is he could play any character you throw at him exceedingly well, so he’s a very safe bet.
The Batman currently has no release date.