Batman: Intimidation: According to Variety, Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' fifth Batman adventure as the head of Wayne Enterprises.

Freeman will play Lucius Fox, a respected businessman and the CEO of billionaire Bruce Wayne's mega-conglom, based in Gotham City.

Freeman is the latest to join the Christopher Nolan-helmed project as it nears its March 16 start date in London. Liam Neeson plays the villain, Ra's al Ghul, a wealthy international terrorist.

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Christian Bale stars as the Caped Crusader. Also cast are Michael Caine (as butler Alfred), Cillian Murphy and Katie Holmes.

He will shoot Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films' Edison with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey and LL Cool J before segueing to Batman.

Brian B.