Last week, many heads rolled and turned to comedian Josh Gad after he posted a picture of The Penguin on Twitter. For many, his cryptic tweet meant that he was confirmed to be playing The Penguin is some capacity in the DCEU, presumably in Matt Reeve’s The Batman. It turns out that Gad was simply pulling our legs and having fun with social media. You can check out the original tweet below.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 2, 2017
The news of Gad just having some plain old fun comes courtesy of MTV, who spoke to the star during the MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet. MTV asked Gad what his cryptic tweet meant and what his motive was regarding it.
“Just having some fun … Really. I promise. There’s no ‘there’ there. You know what? The internet just goes wild — I’m just having some fun. Just putting things out there.”
Just like his tweet, Gad’s response is cryptic and shrouded in mystery. Lucky for us, MTV pressed on and asked if Gad had met with Matt Reeves or was in any talks of sorts.
“I have not met Matt Reeves. No, no, no. Seems like a lovely guy. Love his work … No, never! I would absolutely be open to playing the Penguin in The Batman movie … there’s nothing more we need to talk about. It’s all — we’ll see.”
Despite nothing being confirmed yet, it’s interesting that Gad has put his name and interest out there regarding playing The Penguin. After all, if you want something, you should go for it.
We currently don’t have a release date or any plot points for The Batman, but the caped crusader will next be seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.