John Turturro joins the cast of THE BATMAN as Carmine Falcone


Over the weekend Matt Reeves dropped another piece of casting news for 2021’s The Batman.

The acclaimed writer/director confirmed that 2x Golden Globe-nominee John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) has joined the cast in the role of Gotham mob boss Carmine Falcone. Reeves announced the news in his usual fashion, posting a GIF of the actor to twitter alongside a hashtag confirming his character.

Carmine Falcone is the head of the Falcone crime family, one of the largest of the original Gotham mob families. He was portrayed on the TV series Gotham by John Doman and had a major role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins where he was played by Tom Wilkinson.

Written and directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is set to star Robert Pattinson in the title role, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon and Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Nygma.

The Batman is due for release on June 25, 2021.

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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG