Caine is expected to over the part of Alfred, Butler and assistant to Bruce Wayne. Actor Michael Gough had played the part in the previous Batman films. For the lead character of Bruce Wayne / Batman it appears the role will be played by Christian Bale (American Psycho, Laurel Canyon, Velvet Goldmine).
Previous films in the series starred Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney in the title role.
Filming is expected to get underway next
year with a projected release sometime in 2005.