After an endless stream of speculation, rumor, and false starts, it seems as if we might finally have some concrete news on Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Omega Underground has just learned that Oscar Isaac has met with Warner Bros. regarding a potential role in the highly anticipated DCEU film.
Currently, things haven’t gone beyond that single meetings, so past his potential involvement there’s not much in the way of what to expect. The immediate thought is that Isaac, who is best known for his role as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and critically acclaimed turns in indies such as Inside Llewyn Davis, could be playing Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. Cobblepot has been heavily rumored for both this film and Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey.
However, with the lukewarm response Isaac’s portrayal of the titular villain in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems unlikely that he would want to don heavy make-up for a comic book role again. If The Batman is indeed to be the first of a trilogy centering around a young Batman, it seems likely that Isaac might play Harvey Dent, the heroic district attorney who turns into the villainous Two Face. After all, this film needs a strong line-up of supporting characters just as much as it needs its villain.
At this point, Isaac could be playing basically anyone. With the vagueness of the DCEU’s plans at the this point, it wouldn’t be that surprising if he was playing anyone from yet another variation on the Joker to the Batman himself. Still, it’s hard not to get excited about such a high-caliber actor as Isaac joining the project.
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Source: Omega Underground