The cast of The Batman might be on the verge of becoming even more star-studded. According to our sources – the same ones who were the first to confirm that Robert Pattinson would be playing the Dark Knight, that Viola Davis was returning for The Suicide Squad and that Black Mask will be gay in Birds of Prey – Woody Harrelson is currently being eyed to take on an unknown role in the flick. While this doesn’t mean he’ll 100% get the part, it’s certainly something that fans are going to want to see, as adding an actor of such a high caliber to any project instantly makes it better.
Harrelson’s prolific career has spanned over three decades, with his breakout role coming in 1985 as bartender Woody Boyd in the iconic television sitcom Cheers. The portrayal earned him five Emmy nominations, though he was never able to walk away with the statue. The 58-year-old later branched into the world of film, where he instantly endeared himself to an even wider audience.
The actor has appeared as Billy Hoyle in 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump, Mickey Knox in 1994’s Natural Born Killers and Larry Flynt in 1996’s The People vs. Larry Flynt. From there, he continued to find success with Zombieland, The Messenger, Rampart, 2012, The Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me film series, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Glass Castle, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Highwaymen, among others.
Harrelson clearly likes to keep himself busy, then. The performer has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, too, but is still awaiting his opportunity to hold the golden statue. Hopefully, he postpones that search for a little while to take part in Matt Reeves’ sure to be epic blockbuster.
Though it’s currently unknown what part Warner Bros. wants him for, it’s easy to imagine him as a villain. Then again, there’s also a chance he could portray Commissioner Jim Gordon. Either way, it would certainly be awesome to see such a talented actor taking on any role alongside Pattinson in the highly-anticipated flick.
As we mentioned above though, just because he’s on the studio’s wishlist that doesn’t mean he’ll for sure end up starring in The Batman. It also means that he may not even be aware he’s being eyed given that he’s only said to be on a wishlist and it’s unclear if WB has formally reached out yet. One way or another, though, we should hear some further casting details soon enough as the pic inches closer to its June 25th, 2021 release.