Following the first teaser trailer reveal at this weekend’s DC FanDome, we now have some new casting news on Warner Bros. and DC Films’ The Batman with word that Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, Calm with Horses) is set to appear in the movie.
According to reports, Keoghan is set to portray Officer Stanley Merkel of the Gotham City Police Department, who in DC comic book continuity was Commissioner Jim Gordon’s (Jeffrey Wright) first partner.
The Batman isn’t the only comic book movie that Keoghan has lined up for next year, as he’ll also feature as part of the ensemble in Marvel Studios’ Eternals, where is he playing the character of Druig.
The Batman sees Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) donning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Carmine Falcone, Alex Ferns (Chernobyl) as Commissioner Pete Savage, Con O’Neill (Ordinary Lies) as Chief Mackenzie Bock, Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as Officer Stanley Merkel and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real.