Warner Bros. Announces ‘Dunkirk’ Actor Barry Keoghan Will Play Officer Stanely Merkel In ‘The Batman’

Warner Bros. has revealed a new casting addition to Matt Reeves’ The Batman after the stunning new teaser was dropped during yesterday’s DC FanDome, which seemingly includes our first glimpses of Paul Dano as The Riddler and Colin Farrell in heavy makeup as The Penguin.

Below is an updated cast list for the film posted by Warner Bros. on their official YouTube channel alongside the teaser trailer from last night it.

There is a new name mentioned as Irish actor Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, Chernobyl, Eternals) will play Officer Stanley Merkel.

Also in the star-studded ensemble as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the “Hunger Games” films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Black Mass”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk”) as Officer Stanley Merkel; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Dumbo”) as Oswald Cobblepot.

Barry most recently worked with Marvel Studios on their latest franchise Eternals.

The Batman is set to be released on Oct 1st, 2021.


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