Matt Reeves’ The Batman now is moving forward and Warner Bros. has given a date of June 25, 2021, for release. While there are questions of who will play Batman with Ben Affleck out as Batman, the villain has been rumored as the Penguin. Who will play Penguin if that is going to happen has been a mystery hinted by a couple of stars.
In January Josh Gad teased Penguin as the villain in the Batman on twitter HERE. If Penguin winds up appearing in The Batman, it seems likely Gad will be considered by Reeves to play the role. Reeves has remained mum on the subject of The Batman’s primary foe. Asked by THR in recent days of Gad’s repeated teasing of the role, Reeves said, “I love Josh Gad. We’re good friends.” Even so, nothing concrete came from Reeves.
Now It seems Gad has competition from Jack Black the Jumanji star is open to playing Batman villain the Penguin. “Is there talk of me as the Penguin? Are we starting it?” Black told ET with a laugh when promoting The House With a Clock in Its Walls. “Uh, yeah, that would be a role, that would be fun.”
Asked if he’d really be into it, Black said, “I mean, I hate to put myself out there and say that because then when I don’t get that part, it was, ‘Oh, Jack tried to get the thing.’ I didn’t try anything! I’m just saying maybe that would be good.” Black then went on to perform an impromptu audition, imitating Burgess Meredith’s famous “quack” cackle from the Adam West-led Batman series. The interview is Below.
Who would you like to see as Penguin if a character in The Batman?