THE BATMAN Star John Turturro Comments On Playing Villain Carmine Falcone In The DC Comics Movie

THE BATMAN Star John Turturro Comments On Playing Villain Carmine Falcone In The DC Comics Movie

Transformers star John Turturro is set to play Gotham City mob boss Carmine Falcone in The Batman, and the actor has now talked briefly about joining the DC Extended Universe. Read on for details...

The Batman is a movie shrouded in secrecy, but a number of major characters who are set to appear in the movie have been revealed, including the villainous Carmine Falcone. A major part of the Dark Knight's early adventures in Gotham City, the mob boss will be played by John Turturro, an expected but exciting casting decision on director Matt Reeves' part. 

During a recent interview with The Inquirer, the actor was asked about joining the DC Extended Universe, and while he couldn't reveal much, the Transformers star is clearly excited about the role.

"I’m playing the bad guy," he revealed. "I loved Batman growing up, but I’m really a Zorro fan [Laughs]. 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," Turturro continued. "So I played with those for years. I like Matt Reeves, the director. It’s an interesting cast."

Seeing what the actor brings to The Batman promises to be a lot of fun, and Falcone is definitely a character who deserves better on the big screen than what we've seen from previous versions. How much of a role he'll play remains to be seen, though, especially with characters like The Riddler and The Penguin also set to factor into the upcoming reboot. 

In the comic books, Carmine "The Roman" Falcone was the head of organized crime in Gotham City during the early years of Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham.

Are you excited to see what Turturro does with this villain?
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