PETER SARSGAARD Joins THE BATMAN

Peter Sarsgaard
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Green Lantern actor Peter Sarsgaard has joined the cast of The Batman in an unnamed role.

Director Matt Reeves shared an shared an image of the actor on Twitter along with a bat emoji, saying "Oh... Hi, Peter...". The director offered no hint as to which character Sarsgaard may play.

Interestingly, Sarsgaard's wife Maggie Gyllenhaal played Rachel Dawes in 2008's The Dark Knight. She shared a photo on her personal Instagram page earlier this week of Sarsgaard with half his head shaved, with the caption "Halfway through a shave." THR speculates this could be a hint that Sarsgaard will play Harvey Dent, the future Two Face, as Gyllenhaal's Rachel Dawes had a close relationship with Aaron Eckhart's Dent in The Dark Knight.

Or maybe Sarsgaard's character is simply bald.

Sarsgaard himself previously played the villain Hector Hammond in 2011's Green Lantern.

The Batman is scheduled for a June 25, 2021 theatrical release.

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