There's a lot of anticipation right now for the upcoming DC film The Batman which will feature the new iteration of the Caped Crusader played by Robert Pattinson as well as the familiar characters from the comics such as Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner Gordon, Selina Kyle, Oswald Cobbleplot, and more. But part of the classic Batman story is his parents whose deaths became the turning point for Bruce Wayne to become the Caped Crusader. Now, it looks like we know now who will play his father.
Twitter user @WayneG1939 recently spotted an Instagram post of actor Luke Roberts (Game of Thrones, Black Sails) from a month ago in which he shared a throwback photo in which he was reading Batman: Sins of the Father as part of his "last-minute character research." While he didn't specify the role and the movie because of "NDA thingies," his bio does have the hashtag "#thebatman" and, if you're familiar with the comics that he was reading, it pretty much says that his role is Thomas Wayne and he is also at the right age to play the character.
While Roberts' post was from a month ago, it only became trending just recently. If Thomas Wayne is confirmed to be making an appearance, what does it say about the film? The obvious answer is that they will have flashbacks about the young Bruce Wayne with a possibility that they will show yet again just like in other Batman films how his parents died outside the theater (unless they will change that origin).
Even though the role of Thomas Wayne is only a minor one (assuming that he will only appear in flashbacks), it is great to hear a confirmation that he will have a presence in the film and it gives us an idea about the potential structure of the film which sounds like it will be akin to almost a lot of Batman stories.
The Batman is set to be released in theaters on March 4, 2022.