The most recent addition to the cast of Matt Reeves' The Batman is a relative unknown, Jayme Lawson, whose role in the film was simply described as "notable." However, we now have additional details regarding her character.
According to io9, Lawson will play a woman named Bella, who's described as "a grassroots political candidate running for office in Gotham."
While the name and description don't exactly match up with any pre-existing characters from the Batman mythos, the film will have no shortage of familiar faces for longtime comic book fans. In September, it was reported that Jeffry Wright was in talks to play Commissioner James Gordon, which has since been confirmed by Reeves. In October, it was announced that Zoe Kravitz had been cast as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. Then, just days later, we learned that Paul Dano would play Edward Nashton/The Riddler. And finally, last week it was reported that Andy Serkis was in talks to play Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth and that Colin Farrell was in talks to play Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin.
Starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. While casting is still underway, the film is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.