Jack Black recently revealed that he wouldn’t object to playing Batman villain the Penguin on the big screen.
It’s been close to three decades since fans have seen the iconic villain Penguin on the big screen facing off against Batman. Actors like Steve Carrell, Josh Gad, and Jason Segal have all been person’s of interest amongst fans to play the role and now there’s a new name to add to the top hat, Jack Black.
Jack Black recently sat down with fellow castmate Owen Vaccaro to discuss The House With A Clock In Its Walls with ET Canada. Towards the end of the interview, he was asked about his interest in playing the role. This is what Jack Black had to say about the exciting topic:
“Uh, yeah. That would be a role. That would be fun.”
The actor than clarified that he believes it could be a good role for him to play, but he also knows that saying that will cause a whole lot of controversy in the media. He goes on to explain like this:
“I hate to sport myself out there and say that, because then when I don’t get that part, everybody’s like oh Jack tried to get the thing. I didn’t try anything. I’m just saying maybe that would be good.”
Jack Black then says his goodbye, but not before giving us fans his greatest Penguin laugh impression that will give listeners the chills. Maybe there’s some alternate universe where Jack Black plays the Penguin or just maybe he will in our lifetimes. At one time, Jack Black was going to play Green Lantern in a more comedic take on the character on the big screen but that never came to fruition and audiences instead got the 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. The actor who plays the villain of that film, Mark Strong, has since been cast as the villain of the upcoming DC Extended Universe film Shazam!, due in theaters this April.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all of the news regarding the topic of Matt Reeves’ Batman film as soon as more information becomes available. Do you agree with Jack Black, would he be a good Penguin? Who else could you see play the iconic Batman villain? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Matt Reeves’ Batman film is currently slated to be released on June 25, 2021.
Source: ET Canada
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.