Jonah Hill is in talks for a significant role opposite Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves‘ take on “The Batman.” The news broke just moments after “Westworld”‘s Jeffrey Wright was announced to seal the role of Commissioner Jim Gordon.
According to Variety, Hill would be starring in what is presumed to be a villain role. The deal has the potential to drop out still. Read from the article below.
According to sources, producers had long wanted Hill for the project, but casting decisions were put on hold until the role of Batman was filled. The deal hasn’t closed and sources say it could still fall apart, but both sides are engaging on Hill joining. As for who Hill is playing, that’s still being worked out as well, but sources say he’s being eyed for a villain role.
Hill has two Academy Award nominations under his name for his supporting roles in 2011’s “Moneyball,” and in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” His comedic role in the biographical crime feature “War Dogs” landed him a Golden Globe nomination. Hill has starred in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” in Cary Joji Fukanaga’s Netflix series “Maniac,” and most recently in Harmony Korine’s “Beach Bum.”
The source details production to begin late this year into early 2020, which is in sync with Monday’s casting news of both Wright and Hill. More developments are expected as Reeves’ production continues to brew. The “War for the Planet of the Apes” director will be penning and following his own script for the film. For now, audiences and fans can relish in the uncertainty of which Batman villain Hill could take on.
“The Batman” is set for a June 25, 2021 release date from Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.