Big day for casting news of Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman.
No sooner has the Hollywood Reporter break the news that Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Batman’s ally on the Gotham City Police Force, Jim Gordon, than Variety reports that Jonah Hill is also in talks with studio Warner Brothers for a part in the upcoming comic book adaptation.
Variety does hedge their bets a bit, stating that “the deal hasn’t closed and sources say it could still fall apart.” It appears that initially, Hill was interested in playing either one of two iconic Batman villains – the Penguin or the Riddler. Now, it is starting to look as if Hill will be taking on the role of the Riddler.
With shooting being lined up to begin wither late this year or early next year, The Batman is set for a June 25, 2021 release date.