The first supporting casting news surrounding Matt Reeves' The Batman arrived today, and it revealed some significant details about who could be joining Robert Pattinson in the film. In addition to Westworld star Jeffrey Wright being eyed for Commissioner Gordon, a subsequent report indicated that Jonah Hill is in talks to play one of the film's villains. The actor has amassed a pretty interesting filmography over the years, ranging from cult classics like Superbad and 21 Jump Street to Oscar-nominated turns in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. This would mark Hill's latest return to the DC universe after he previously voiced Green Lantern in the LEGO Movie franchise.
For many, the news that Hill could potentially be playing one of The Batman's big bads is exciting, especially after previous reports indicated that The Riddler and The Penguin might appear. Fans have taken to Twitter to wonder which of those roles Hill is going to play, as well as to suggest which other DC villains he would be the right person to tackle. Here are some of our favorite reactions.
If Jonah Hill is playing the fucking Penguin then that 2021 Batman is going to go nuts— H2O Fan Account (@dregorywilliams) September 23, 2019
IS THIS REAL LIFE?
JONAH HILL REALLY PLAYING A VILLAIN IN THE FUCKING BATMAN MOVIE DUDE IS HIS REAL— Batsy (@HelloBatsy) September 23, 2019
Honestly if the don’t cast him as Penguin that’s fine. But if it’s not Jonah Hill then you have to cast Michael Cera as Penguin.— 𝙳𝚊𝚗 𝙷𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚊 🤾♂️ 𝕋𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕔𝕙𝕔𝕠𝕟 (@DanHevia) September 23, 2019
Make Jonah Hill Catwoman you cowards https://t.co/8LOilu4pVw— Lethality Jane (@sgtjanedoe) September 23, 2019
matt reeves tryna get jonah hill for the batman... pic.twitter.com/fUmSXwMBa1— 💫LOVEKiLL (@joelissiah) September 23, 2019
Ready For It
I want Jonah Hill’s twist on the Riddler more than any Christmas present I wanted as a child.— Kawhi Leonard is The Best Player In The World (@JamesIV_) September 23, 2019
[rushes on to Twitter]— Josh | Jub Wub, Commander (@Mario__Bones) September 23, 2019
Am I too late? Have all the Jonah Hill is Kite-Man tweets been made already?
Robert Pattinson, Jeffery Wright AND Jonah Hill? pic.twitter.com/kNfOvhM6af— GM Keeb (@rkabeard) September 23, 2019
A Bold Claim
If Jonah Hill isn't Penguin then they gotta stop making Batman films.— ¤ (@raymondowrites) September 23, 2019