The Joker may be heading to theaters soon, but The Batman isn’t too far behind. While filming on the movie from War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves doesn’t start for some time, casting is underway. It’s already been reported that Westworld star Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Commissioner James Gordon in the film, which will see Robert Pattinson star as Batman, and now another interesting name is being touted as a potential cast addition.
Multiple outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, Collider, and Deadline, are reporting that Jonah Hill is in talks to join the film as a villain. What’s less clear is who that villain is. According to Collider, the Maniac star is looking to play The Riddler. However, THR claims that no character has actually been chosen for Hill yet, with Riddler and The Penguin being the two possibilities.
THR’s report cites sources that say negotiations are at an early stage between Hill and Warner Bros., with the two sides still undecided on which role he would take. It’s noted that the film is set to feature “many” of the villains Batman fans recognize.
If he does sign on, The Batman will mark the first time Hill has appeared in a comic book movie. He does have some experience with the DC Universe, though. He voiced Green Lantern in The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Before then, DC has a few movies up its sleeve. The Joker arrives on October 4, with Birds of Prey arrives on February 7 of next year. Wonder Woman 1984 is out on June 5, 2020.
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