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Andy Serkis has a way of finding himself in the most popular franchises with the biggest fandoms. The brilliant actor and performance-capture master has had roles in Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and recently appeared as Ulysses Klaue in the MCU's Black Panther. He also made us fall in love and broke our hearts as Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy. It is because of his experience with director Matt Reeves on the latter two of those films that Andy Serkis would love to join the director's next film, the upcoming DCEU Batman movie. Andy Serkis spoke about why he'd love to work with Matt Reeves again on The Batman, saying:
That is pretty effusive praise from Andy Serkis, who has worked with everyone from Peter Jackson to Christopher Nolan to Stephen Spielberg. Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis worked on the final two Planet of the Apes reboot films together, and clearly that was a rewarding experience where the end products speak for themselves. Andy Serkis indicates to JoBlo that he would work with Matt Reeves on any project, but hey, why not The Batman? There is no production that couldn't be elevated by the actor's participation. I'm sure all Matt Reeves would have to do is ask and the MCU veteran would come aboard the eagerly-anticipated rebirth of the Dark Knight.
It's been a while since we've heard anything about the upcoming DCEU Batman movie. We know that it is coming at some point, but when it will arrive, who will be Batman and whether or not it will even be in the current DCEU timeline are all open questions that haven't been fully answered yet. Regardless, we are all stoked to see what Matt Reeves can do with the character, and given the previous collaboration between the actor and director, it's hard not to get excited about the possibilities.
Given how little we know about Matt Reeves' Batman movie, it is hard to say where Andy Serkis would fit in, but I think he would be wasted as anything other than a villain. I don't want to see him as some GCPD officer or henchman, I want to see the cackling craziness he brought to Klaue or the intimidating menace of Snoke. At one point, it was rumored that Scarecrow may be a villain in the DCEU Batman movie, and I could totally see Serkis as Jonathan Crane. Heck, any Batman villain really, minus maybe Bane. While we wait to find out more about the DCEU Batman movie, let the speculation continue and the fan casting begin.
What villain would you like to see Andy Serkis play in Matt Reeves' Batman movie?