Fans were waiting for the day that Jonah Hill would finally come out and indulge people on what villain he would be playing in The Batman, the upcoming film following Batman. Turns out, he won’t be starring in the film at all. Broke by Deadline, Jonah Hill, known for his comedic roles in films like 21 (and 22) Jump Street, Knocked Up, Evan Almighty, and Superbad, was in talks in playing either Riddler or Penguin. This all seemingly fell through, however.
This may not be too surprising considering Hill’s increased pickiness in the roles he’s gotten himself into these days. He’s also broke into the directing business with last year’s Mid90s. He also played a part in voicing, writing, and producing the 2016 adult comedy Sausage Party.
Currently, The Batman, which may be hitting theaters June 25, 2021, has cast Robert Pattinson, known for his role as Edward in Twilight, as the titular character Bruce Wayne AKA Batman. Alongside him, the role of Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman is being taken up by Zoë Kravitz, coming fresh off of Big Little Lies. Commissioner Gordon is going to be played by Jeffrey Wright.
The Batman is being written by Mattson Tomlin with Matt Reeves as the co-writer. He will also be acting as the director. Dylan Clark and Reeves are set to produce the film with Michael E. Uslan as executive producer.
Production is going to begin January in London.