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John Turturro Weighs In On 'The Batman's Big Twist

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By Favour Adegoke on March 9, 2022 at 4:45 PM EST

Warner Bros "The Batman" was released on March 4 and is currently the second most successful film in the pandemic era. The movie earned over $200 million domestically and internationally and currently holds an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"The Batman" was played by "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman. Other villains of the show include Riddler, played by Paul Dani, Penguin by Colin Farrell, and Falcone, played by John Turturro.

The actor recently shared his opinion via The Hollywood Reporter concerning a popular twist in the new Batman movie. The twist involved his character Falcone, Bruce Wayne's parents, and a rival mob boss.


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The Twist In 'The Batman'

Zoe Kravitz (L), who plays Catwoman and John Turturro (R), who plays Carmine Falcone, filming 'The Batman' on St George's Hall in Liverpool city centre, after the cinema release date was delayed until 2022 due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

The new "The Batman" movie starts when Bruce Wayne begins his nightly vigilance. The superhero has several unsavory characters as opponents, the main villain being Riddler.

A twist in this version of the superhero movie is when the Riddler discloses Bruce's father's involvement in the death of a journalist. According to the Riddler, Thomas Wayne hired mob boss Falcone to dispose of a journalist who was in the middle of exposing Wayne's family secrets. Falcone, on his part, said that his alliance with the Wayne family set off rival boss Sal Maroni who killed the family.

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Bruce is, of course, horrified by the news, but Alfred, played by Andy Serkis, offered a different tale. According to him, Falcone came up with the idea to murder the journalist, and Thomas threatened to call the police. The mob boss ordered a hit on Thomas and his wife in response.

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Turturro's Interpretation Of The Twist

John Turturro arrives on the red carpet at the NYFF57 Opening Night Gala Presentation & World Premiere of The Irishman at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, September 27, 2019 in New York City.

Concerning the twist in the film, Turturro revealed what he thought of the situation. In a The Hollywood Reporter interview, the actor gave some insight into Falcone's character and mentioned how he developed the story with Reeves. Turturro also said that "The Batman" director was one of the most collaborative filmmakers he had ever worked with.

About the film, he said, "I think there are people who tell you 'I didn't do something' even if they did do it. And then after time, they believe the alternative version that they created." The actor also said that the viewers' conclusion was more important. He added, "I thought he is a dangerous guy, and I think not seeing [the Wayne's murder] was kind of great."

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Falcone Was Created In 1987

Turturro's character, Falcone, was initially created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli as far back as 1987. While the mob boss isn't generally seen as Batman's most fierce villain, he's still among the most dangerous characters because of his power and influence.

"The Batman" explored his role much more than its predecessors. When talking about his character, Turturro revealed that he added an extra touch to his costume. He said, "I thought, 'I need a mask.' And then I went to the lady where I buy all my vintage glasses [worn in the film], and Matt loved them. Because a lot of those guys did wear glasses when they testified."

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The actor also had some help from his oldest child, who worked in DC Comics. He apparently gave Turturro a lot of pointers when exploring the character. Turturro also came up with the idea to touch Selina Kyle's face (played by Kravitz) to give a wrong impression concerning their relationship.

'The Batman' Opened Domestically To $134 Million

"The Batman" was released on March 4 and received critical praise. The superhero movie currently has an 85% rating on Rotten tomatoes. It's the second biggest pandemic era movie to move past the $100 million sales in just a weekend.

The first movie was "Spider-Man: No Way Home," which had its massive $260 million movie launch in December. Due to the positive reviews, interest in seeing Pattinson take up a new role, and reception from ticket buyers, the movie is shaping up to be a major commercial winner for Warner Bros.

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The studio used around $200 million in the film's production and several million spent in marketing and distributing it. "The Batman" earned over $134 million domestically and over $120 million at the international box office, making its overseas earnings over $254 million. Warner Bros held off "The Batman's" movie release in Russia after Ukraine's invasion.

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