On Friday, Reeves confirmed on Twitter that Turturro had joined the cast.
"I said... Carmine Falcone," Reeves tweeted.
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).
In another plot point in the comic, Batman and Dent face off against Falcone by burning a stockpile of his money in a warehouse. This angers the mob boss so much he hires Batman's Rogue's Gallery (Catwoman, Joker, Mad Hatter, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow and Solomon Grundy) to go after the Caped Crusader.
The Batman cast so far includes Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.as Batman/Bruce Wayne, as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, and
Actor Colin Farrell is still rumored to be in talks to play Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.
But if this comic book plot theory is correct, that means more actors may be needed to fill out the roles of Joker, Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow and Solomon Grundy.
Here's my list of actors I think would be.
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