James Gunn denies Batman 2 casting rumors

A casting rumor for The Batman: Part II has been officially denied as "false" by James Gunn.

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James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios, recently denied the rumors circulating regarding the casting of Boyd Holbrook in the role of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face, in the sequel to The Batman. The unverified rumors had sparked a lot of buzz on social media, with many fans deeming the casting "perfect." However, Gunn clarified on Threads that the news was "false." When asked if the rumor may have been spread by Holbrook's team to generate interest in the potential casting, James Gunn dismissed this, stating that it was likely misinformation spread by some websites or a strategy to get clicks.

Boyd Holbrook is an actor known for his participation in several television and film projects, including Narcos, The Fugitive, and Logan. He is currently involved in various projects, including the Netflix series The Sandman and Timothee Chalamet's Bob Dylan biopic, The Complete Unknown. As for The Batman – Part II, no plot details have yet been revealed by James Gunn, nor has the presence of Two-Face as a villain in the film been confirmed. The project has suffered some delays and the spin-off TV series The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell, will serve as a link between the first and second films.

The first film, directed by Matt Reeves, starred Robert Pattinson in the role of Bruce Wayne, along with Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, and Barry Keoghan. The latter appeared briefly as the Joker and is said to return more heavily in the sequel. At the moment, production of the film is still ongoing and further details will likely be revealed later by James Gunn.

Source: cbr.com