'The Batman': Oscar Isaac to bag role for Warner Bros' movie, directed by Matt Reeves
Oscar Isaac is an actor who has loved, been angry, been broke, been rich, and been out on the streets, and there can possibly be no matter match for him than the Dark Knight.
Oscar Isaac has been in talks to play an undisclosed role for Warner Bros' latest installment in the 'Batman' franchise. Matt Reeves who is set to direct the movie mentioned earlier that the script is still being drafted, and "things are progressing."
He told TCA earlier this month, "We have conceptual stuff going and coming into being and my head is totally in the script. In fact, I’m going to be leaving right now (from the Beverly Hilton) to work on the script." While it is being rumored that the upcoming movie might be based on Frank Miller’s 'Batman: Year One', it has been reported that Isaac is setting up for an unknown role in the movie. As learned by Omega Underground through sources, the 'Ex Machina' actor has met with the studio and there have been talks about Isaac being pretty interesting in working for the film. However, no offer has yet been made by the studio.
As the studio is also looking forward to casting another A-list actor for its villain, Isaac might just be the right choice for the role since he has been seen in every kind of role starting from a passionate, broke folk singer in Coen's Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' to being the badass scientist in Alex Garland's 'Ex Machina'. As a result, there have been various speculations about what roles can the actor be taking up. Fans took to Twitter to speculate the role, and some mentioned that it could be the younger version of the caped crusader. On the other hand, most are betting on the actor playing the roles of Victor Zsasz, Harvey Dent, Falcone or Penguin.
My money's on Falcone, Harvey Dent or Penguin. I think he'd make a great Black Mask as well, but that character is already penciled into Birds of Prey, and I don't think Matt Reeves film will connect that heavily to the shared DC Universe!— Mr. Multiverse MusingsDC (Adam) (@SuperheroSciFi) August 26, 2018
Other than Isaac being the central attraction of the movie, one of the other reasons to clearly look forward to it is that the movie will absolutely do away with Nolan's 'Dark Knight' universe, and will be set against a more noir tone. In a recent interview, Reeves said, "I’ve talked about making it a very point of view noir-driven definitive Batman story in which he is investigating a particular case and that takes us out into the world of Gotham. I went on a deep dive again revisiting all my favorite comics. Those all inform by osmosis. There’s no continuation of the [Christopher] Nolan films. It’s very much trying to find a way to do this as something that for me is going to be definitively Batman and new and cool.”
In spite of all the speculations regarding the movie being based on 'Year One', Reeves denied any such idea. He mentioned that the movie will certainly not be based on one particular book. "Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One. It’s just exciting to be focused very specifically on a tale that is defining for him and very personal to him. Obviously, we’re not doing an origin tale or anything like that. We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”