London, Aug 25 (PTI) 'The Batman', starring Robert Pattinson, has added actor Barry Keoghan to its cast.
The Irish actor, who is set to star in Marvel's 'The Eternals', is now heading to DC to play the role of Officer Stanley Merkel.
According to Empire magazine, Keoghan's casting was confirmed in a press release following the DC FanDome on August 22.
Merkel appears in the Batman comic books as Commissioner Gordon's first partner with Gotham Police. 'Westworld' star Jeffrey Wright is playing Gordon in the upcoming Matt Reeves directorial.
It is, however, unknown whether Keoghan could appear in flashback or it will be some other iteration of the character.
Known for films like 'Dunkirk' and 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', Keoghan doesn't appear in the teaser trailer of the movie which recently dropped.
'The Batman', which shut down production in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, will reportedly go on floors early next month at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden in the UK.
Billed as a darker take on the DC superhero's story, 'The Batman' also stars Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. PTI RDS RDS