21 Jump Street actor Jonah Hill is in the talks to play a villain in the upcoming The Batman movie. The two primary villains he’s in the talks for are the Riddler and the Penguin.
Sources knowledgeable of the project, via THR, aren’t sure if the two groups have found common ground, at least yet. The film already has Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame as the Caped Crusader and early talks happening recently with Jeffery Wright to play Commissioner Gordon.
Both roles would fit Hill as he’s gone from the dopey sidekick to Oscar-worthy roles these past years. He’s also gone and become more picky with the roles he plays. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t play comedy roles alongside his more serious ones.
So far, the films have given a new breath of life to names such as the Penguin, the Riddler, Bane, Scarecrow, the Joker, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and more.
Only time will tell who – or even if – Jonah Hill will play in the flick.
The Batman is set to release June 25, 2021.