Jonah Hill is No Longer in Talks for ‘The Batman’ Role (UPDATE)

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Jonah Hill attends the 'Mid 90's' press conference during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 10, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. - Image (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

Update (October 18, 2019): Jonah Hill no longer considered for ‘The Batman‘ role.

Deadline first reported Jonah Hill’s potential involvement in Matt Reeves’ upcoming ‘The Batman’ movie. Now, the two-time Oscar-nominated actor has dropped out of negotiations. Hill was originally said to be in talks to either play the Riddler or Penguin in the upcoming reboot starring Robert Pattinson. But now reports suggest the role will go-to comedic actor Seth Rogen instead. That said, offers or official announcements have not started yet, so actors and fans alike should stay tuned for casting calls and other potential developments.

Original Story (September 24, 2019): Jonah Hill is in talks to play the Riddler in the upcoming “The Batman” movie.

Robert Pattinson is set to star as Batman. Matt Reeves took over the directing job after Ben Affleck stepped away from the movie. Affleck was set to play Batman but he walked away from the movie franchise for good. Reeves described the movie as “very personal” and a “defining” story about the Dark Knight. Reeves wrote the screenplay and is producing with Dylan Clark with Michael E. Uslan executive producing.

The Riddler first appeared in “Detective Comics #140” in October 1948 and is a criminal mastermind in Gotham City who enjoys using riddles and puzzles into his criminal dastardly deeds. He is also one of Batman’s biggest criminals.

In other “The Batman” casting newsWestworld‘s Jeffrey Wright has been in talks to play Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming film.

”The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.

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