The Batman: new clip finally reveals Gotham City crime boss Carmine Falcone
In a new clip from Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman we see crime boss Carmine Falcone played by John Turturro in action.
A new clip from the new Batman movie has finally revealed to fans the character of crime boss Carmine Falcone.
The footage mostly features things we have already seen before but we do get to see footage of Gotham City crime boss talking with the caped crusader as they walk down the street, Falcone seems unfazed by Batman.
Carmine Falcone is an iconic figure in the Batman comics and is a close friend of Thomas Wayne after he saves the life of Falcone's son.
While we do not know if this particular storyline will be included in the movie, it would add an extra layer of tension between Bruce Wayne and Falcone.
Falcone was previously portrayed by actor Tom Wilkinson in Chr istopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
John Turturro is an excellent choice to play the role as he is a veteran actor who has given some powerful performances and is also a fan of Batman, in a recent interview with Comicbook.com he said, "It was a terrific experience. I really, I really, really enjoyed it."
He added, "Matt Reeves was a very collaborative director, so it was great. I've really liked the comic books. I like Frank Miller and my oldest [son] Amedeo works for DC Comics, and I'm a Batman fan. And a Zorro fan, too, before [that]."
Carmine Falcone aka The Roman is one of the most ruthless crime bosses in Gotham and has the city's police department in his pockets. With the Riddler played by Paul Dano trying to take over Gotham and The Penguin aka Oswald Cobblepot played by Collin Farrell going after his criminal empire, it will be interesting to see how Falcone deals with the situation.
Perhaps the situation might force him to form a truce with the young Batman as the clip has slightly hinted at this possibility. It would not be unprecedented for Batman to do so as it has occurred in the comics.
Director Matt Reeves described the movie as, "Because the movie is a detective story, because it is a thriller in the sort of cop world, and because it's about corruption, we're treating this Batman story as if this could have happened," Reeves revealed at DC FanDome 2020. "It's like a classic noir, and this series of murders that Batman investigates is very much in that mode."
The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022.