Peter Sarsgaard Reveals Character in ‘The Batman’

Article by Eric Lee

Actor Peter Sarsgaard has described the character he will be playing in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sarsgaard revealed he is playing Gotham’s seedy district attorney Gil Colson. According to the actor, Colson is an original character who’s more or less a politician and a habitual liar.

Gil Colson [sic] and I’m a district attorney, and I’m basically a politician that has trouble telling the truth.

War of the Batman Supporting Characters

Host Stephen Colbert brought up an amusing tidbit: Peter Sarsgaard is married to Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Dark Knight fans know that Gyllenhaal was Bruce Wayne’s love interest Rachel Dawes in the film.

Colbert asked Sarsgaard which non-Batman character in a Batman film do they prefer. Sarsgaard was pretty blunt with his response.

[Maggie’s] character is so lovely. I’m a pretty distasteful person [in The Batman]. Daddy doesn’t play nice people… Let’s be honest, [Gil Colson] is not very nice.

Check out Sarsgaard’s full interview with Colbert down below. There is an additional bit where he talks about some unusual, unique acting advice for Robert Pattinson and the rest of the crew.

 

Sarsgaard’s Mystery Role

When Reeves first announced Peter Sarsgaard in The Batman, many fans hypothesized he would play Harvey Dent. While Sarsgaard will play a district attorney, his function seems very different to Dent’s.

The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021.


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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.