Things are getting busy in Gotham City. Shortly after reports of Jeffrey Wright being in talks to play the role of Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, anothe well-known actor is ready to dive into the latest Warner Bros.’ DC film.
According to Variety, Jonah Hill is in talks currently with the studio for a currently undiclosed role in the latest Dark Knight focused film. Reportedly the stuio and filmmakers had their eye on Hill for quite a long time but wanted to nail down the Bruce Wayne/Batman role first, and with Pattionson’s casting earlier this year they began to stir up talk again with Hill.
From the current casting it looks like this film likely will follow the move of the upcoming Joker film in the sense of being set apart from the shared universe of films including Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the rest.
Originally Ben Affleck was attached to star in and direct The Batman, but then Reeves was brought in to direct instead and soon enough Affleck announced he was stepping down as Batman as rumors swirled about Reeve’s film being about a younger Batman and after the reception of Justice League there not seeming to be a current place in the shared DC universe for Batman and Superman.
The Batman opens on June 25, 2021.