The Batman: Here’s why Reeves’ film sounds like The Long Halloween

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 08: Actor Al Pacino speaks onstage during American Film Institute’s 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. 26658_007 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Al Pacino as Carmine Falcone

This is the driving force behind the Holiday murders and king of Gotham City organized crime.  He controlled most of Gotham including having the Gotham City Police Commissioner, Loeb, in his pocket. Carmine Falcone escaped justice from the Dark Knight during Batman’s early exploits.

In The Long Halloween, Falcone, as stated earlier plays a pivotal role. He’s the reason why Harvey and James Gordon team up. And inadvertently he gives birth to the Holiday killer.

We saw Nolan tap into this arc but not in the form of a crime drama. The series, Gotham, has a comic book accurate arc, but it’s Jim Gordon who takes down Falcone.

Furthermore, with Reeves looking for a female lead, there’s a chance we could see Catwoman. In the pages of DC Comics, both Batman and Catwoman make Falcone’s life a living hell.

Warner Bros. hasn’t veered away from big names. Robert De Niro has a role in Joker, so why not Al Pacino for The Batman? We didn’t get The Godfather Part 4, but seeing Pacino as Carmine “The Roman” Falcone is good enough.

A one-off role in a comic book movie, especially one that explores what defines Batman, calls for the greatness that is Al Pacino.

So many rumors point to Reeves adapting this arc for his story and many others. We’ll have to wait and see.

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There’s a chance Warner Bros. dropped a nugget, with DC releasing a two-part animated film adaptation of The Long Halloween. The arc hasn’t received live-action treatment so the story feels fresh. It has everything we’ve heard about The Batman throughout the interwebs.

Whatever it is, Warner Bros is clearly happy with the script. The Batman glides into theaters Jun. 25, 2021.