Breaking Bat News: John Turturro Joins The Batman as Carmine Falcone

Once trapped in development hell, it seems as though Matt Reeves's The Batman is finally inching closer and closer to production. Every other week, we get a new round of inspired casting for The Batman that is sure to surprise and paint a clearer picture of what this film will be. With that in mind, we learned  beloved character actor John Turturro is confirmed to be a part of the film via director Matt Reeves on Twitter.

Turturro is set to play Carmine Falcone, a legendary mob boss in the Batman mythos. This is not the first time this character has appeared in a Batman film. Falcone popped up in Batman Begins, all the way back in 2005. Turturro is the latest to join the stacked cast which includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as Penguin, Jeffery Wright as Commissioner Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. Sources say that filming is set to begin early next year for a June 25th, 2021 release.