While production on The Batman is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn’t mean we can’t hear from the actors.
Despite actors self-isolating around the world, there are still projects to be promoted. With that in mind, John Turturro spoke a tiny bit about his role as Carmine Falcone in The Batman, and a whole lot about Zorro.
Speaking with Inquirer.net about HBO’s The Plot Against America, Turturro was asked about his role in The Batman. “I’m playing the bad guy,” said Turturro. “I loved Batman growing up, but I’m really a Zorro fan,” he said with a laugh according to the Inquirer. “So there’s no Batman without Zorro. When I was 5 years old, I thought I was Zorro with a sword. I had a stick that I hit my father with all the time.
“Then, when ‘Batman’ came on TV, it was a big thrill. I read some of the comics. My sons always read DC comics. So I played with those for years. I like Matt Reeves, the director. It’s an interesting cast.” Asked about why this is his first comic book film he replied, “I didn’t get offered those films,” he said. “Antonio Banderas was great as Zorro.”
We’ll just have to wait and see if Falcone is the mastermind behind whatever the plot is in The Batman, or if he plays some smaller role.
The Batman is currently slated for release on June 25, 2021, but that date could slide back due to the production shutdown.