Back in January, we were supposed to know who would be Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower “within a week.”

It’s April, and still no one has officially signed.  But according to Deadline, Javier Bardem’s trigger finger is getting itchy.  Itchy to sign.

It’s not really a surprise since he’s been “psychologically committed” since at least January and February, but that’s such a squishy commitment that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see him drop out and another star sign in. It’s a big commitment considering the crossplatform ideas that Ron Howard has in mind.

But now we know, it is Bardem unless there’s a catastrophe of epic proportions that wipes out all of filmdom.  But it’s kind of an unexciting confirmation of a confirmation at this point, isn’t it?