The world of comic book fandom went gaga when it was announced the Academy Award nominee, Jonah Hill was in talks to board Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN in an undisclosed villain role. The rumor mill began to circulate like crazy as to which member of the caped crusaders Rogue’s Gallery he would be portraying. The top two being The Riddler or The Penguin.
Well not all of that anticipation has to be quenched as it is being reported by Deadline that Hill is no longer in talks to join the film in any capacity. This is sad but hopefully Hill’s next role will still be one that has audiences clamoring.
Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN is steadily taking shape with an extremely solid cast. With Robert Pattinson taking on the role of a young caped crusader, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner and Jonah Hill currently in talks to play a villain. Now we know who will be Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, it is PRETTY LITTLE LIARS star, Zoë Kravitz.
Kravitz now adds her name to the of extraprdinary women who have snapped the whip as Selina Kyle. Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway in the film world. On the Gotham TV series, Kyle was played by Cameron Bicondova. Halle Berry also portrayed a version of Catwoman as did Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt in the BATMAN 1960’s series.
Kravitz’s leant her voice to THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE in which she played…yes, Catwoman.
THE BATMAN is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021.
This is an interesting development into the casting for Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. It is being reported that Jonah Hill is in talks to join the noir detective film starring Robert Pattinson.
Now nothing is set in stone as of now but what’s makes this an even more intriguing development is that Hill is potentially set to portray a villain in the caped crusader flick. There are reportedly set to be at least 6 villains in the film. So there could be a number of rogues he could play. For this writer, The Penguin seems like the best role to drop the actor/director into.
THE BATMAN is set for a June 25, 2021, release.