I’m DOWN for both and hope it pans out!
According to VARIETY, Jonah Hill is up for a “secret role” alongside Robert Pattinson (Batman/Bruce Wayne) in director Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN.
Raise your hand if you think it’s going to be a villain with the initials of “Oswald Cobblepott.”
Justin Kroll, the author of the report, says that no deal has been made yet and it could still “fall apart,” but “both sides are engaging on Hill joining [THE BATMAN].”
And before anyone says that JH is being eyed for The Penguin simply because he’s “fat,” well, this cat ain’t fat anymore. He’s one hell of an actor and has taken to transforming his body ala Christian Bale as the role/character in the movie dictates. (He’s also a HUGE Howard Stern fan like myself — HEY NOW! — and it was his interviews with HS that really turned me onto JH.)
Also, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is, um, reporting that Jeffery Wright is in talks to play Commissioner Gordon in THE BATMAN and that would be more than awesome.
Man, if WB/Reeves can pull this off and get Mr. Wright as JG, it’ll be a coup!
With JOKER hitting theaters in less than 2 weeks, the dominoes are starting to fall in regards to THE BATMAN and casting announcements.
Stay tuned to BOF for the best — and spoiler-free — reporting on THE BATMAN…which will hit theaters on June 25, 2021. – Bill “Jett” Ramey