As the production continues for The Batman, the fans assumed that the cast of the film was mostly completed assembled since Warner Bros had previously confirmed the cast and their roles.
Today THR reported that actor Gil Perez had joined The Batman in what is seemingly a secret role as the trade noted they did not indicate if he was playing a good guy or the bad guy.
What makes this audition puzzling is because the studio previously outright confirmed the roles of the cast members that were previously signed on, so why the need for secrecy? We have got some guesses about which tie into who Perez might be playing.
The first and the foremost thing to consider is what story the movie is telling. Director, Matt Reeves has previously spoken about the movie’s tone and narrative, calling it a point of view driven and nor Batman story that has the dark knight firmly in a detective role.
Perez might be playing a character integral to the movie’s plot, a plot based on a particular comic series, which Reeves does not want to reveal to the public.
It has been rumored for some time that The Batman might be an adaption of fan fav comic series Batman: The Long Halloween, and the recent set photos add even more evidence to the pile.
There are a few characters in the story that would tip off the comic reading fans that it is, in fact, the movie’s basis who seem like the prime candidates for who Perez is playing.
Thought the role is still unconfirmed Perez will take on in The Batman it could be the role of Alberto Falcone. In the story of Long Halloween, Alberto is the son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, was one of the people implicated as The Holiday Killer.
The holiday is a serial killer that murdered mobsters and the Gotham citizens.