The Batman movie has added another villain to its cast. Actor John Turturro (Transformers: The Last Knight) will be playing Carmine Falcone in the upcoming movie directed by Matt Reeves.
Reeves confirmed on Twitter that Turturro had joined the cast. “I said… Carmine Falcone,” Reeves tweeted.
Carmine Falcone made his debut in Batman: Year One written by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli in 1987 and appeared again in Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale in 1996.
In the comics, Falcone is a powerful mafia kingpin in Gotham whose life was saved when he was a young boy by Bruce Wayne’s father. Falcone tells Wayne that he owes him a life debt. But the corrupt Falcone is always at odds with Batman — not knowing he’s actually Wayne.
With Turturro now cast as Falcone, this could mean that The Batman will follow The Long Halloween comic book story.
The comic tells the tale of how the Falcone family is targeted by a serial killer named Holiday, whom Falcone thinks is Harvey Dent (who later becomes Two-Face).
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