Via an interview with INQUIRER.NET, actor John Turturro — who plays Carmine “The Roman” Falcone in THE BATMAN — talked about being excited to work on the film.
I’m playing the bad guy. 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. So I played with those for years. I like Matt Reeves, the director. It’s an interesting cast.
Mob boss Carmine Falcone played a big role in both BATMAN: YEAR ONE and BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN comic book stories. The character showed up on the big screen in 2005’s BATMAN BEGINS and was played by Tom Wilkinson. It’s going to be interesting to see how director Matt Reeves portrays the character in THE BATMAN.
Click on the links provided for the full interview. – Bill “Jett” Ramey
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