With production on DC/WB’s solo Batman film, tentatively titled “The Batman,” eyeing a spring filming start date, more and more news about the Ben Affleck vehicle is being revealed. We know that Joe Manganiello will play Deathstroke in the film, and Anna Kendrick sure would like to play Robin. Now there’s another actor getting in on the campaigning game: Teresa Palmer.
The actress known for the films “Warm Bodies,” “Lights Out” and “Point Break” recently told Screen Rant that she is “100 percent” behind the idea of her playing Talia al Ghul in the new Batman film.
“I was going to be her,” said Palmer, referring to the unfinished “Justice League” film that “Mad Max’s” George Miller was putting together around a decade ago. “I think Marion Cotillard played, I don’t know how to pronounce her last name by the way, she played Talia Al Ghul in one of the Batman [films]. I remember thinking, ‘Okay well, obviously she’s going to play Talia al Ghul,’ but if there’s ever an opportunity I would absolutely love it. Put it out there. Can you put it out there for me?”
Talia al Ghul did make a live-action movie appearance, played by Cotillard in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” Since debuting in 1971’s “Detective Comics” #411, Talia — the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul — has become a mainstay of the Batman supporting cast and one of the hero’s most cunning adversaries. In the comics, she’s also the mother of Batman’s son Damian Wayne.
Firm details about Ben Affleck’s “Batman” film remain elusive, though. It was initially reported that the film will be titled “The Batman,” but that was shot down and it was revealed that the script is still being worked on. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes recently gave a loose, tentative timeline for the film, though. “Ben announced a Batman movie [that] he’s going to direct, star, write for,” he said at a recent investor conference. “I think it’s a year and a half out.”
Palmer can next be seen with Chadwick Boseman in the thriller “Message from the King.”
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