Who is Gil Colson? We know the character will appear in The Batman as Gotham City District Attorney, played by Peter Sarsgaard, however there is no established DC character with this name. This has inevitably led to speculation that Colson is a fake name and Sarsgaard is playing Harvey Dent. The actor himself has remained non-committal on this rumor, only adding to the speculation.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarsgaard did say he is very keen to get back to work after the Coronavirus shutdown:
“I’m about 80 percent done with my part, so I would just like to do the last 20 percent. I’m just hoping that we can get back soon, and I can get back into it. It’s just something I want to get back to and finish. On these big movies, this goes on for months and months. There’s hundreds of people on set at any given time. It’s just so hard to understand how we do it, and so, I just want to get back to do it.”
Sarsgaard has links with DC through his role in The Green Lantern and his relationship with another former Gotham Attorney, Maggie Gyllenhall. He also talked about Robert Pattinson and what he has seen of the actor as Batman so far:
“He looks amazing. I have to say, he really, really does. The work he was doing was really cool. I really dug his Batman, and I can’t wait to see it [on-screen]. I think he’s a very interesting actor, and I’ve liked him in a number of things. I loved him in the Safdie brothers movie (Good Time) that he did.
He was so good in that movie. And I actually really liked this one he just did. It’s crazy, to me, the comedy movie he just did with Willem Dafoe. The Lighthouse. It’s so strange and awesome. He’s just an interesting, interesting actor.”
The Batman is expected to resume production around early July in the United Kingdom to hit it’s October 2021 release date.