Josh Gad recently reacted to the news that Colin Farrell is in talks to play The Penguin in The Batman.
While many fans looked to Josh Gad as their pick for The Penguin in The Batman it’s clear Matt Reeves is going in a different direction after the recent news that Colin Farrell is in talks for the role. Josh Gad has repeatedly confirmed that he wasn’t going to play Penguin in The Batman, although he did continuously tease his interest in the character on Twitter several months ago. But now that Colin Farrell is in talks for the role, Josh Gad posted a tongue-in-cheek reaction to Twitter.
After the news broke that Colin Farrell is in talks for the role of Penguin opposite Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in The Batman, Josh Gad posted a piece of fan art from BossLogic that depicts the Frozen star as Oswald Cobblepot. The actor jokingly posted “So… what’s new today?” since Colin Farrell’s involvement with The Batman came as a surprise to many fans. Take a look at Josh Gad’s reaction to the casting below.
So…what’s new today? pic.twitter.com/QWmnFIQXcx
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 5, 2019
What do you think of Colin Farrell potentially joining The Batman as Oswald Cobblepot? Would you prefer to see Josh Gad as The Penguin? Tell us in the comments!
Full plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, and Paul Dano as the Riddler. Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth while Colin Farrell is being eyed for The Penguin.
The Batman arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Josh Gad, Colin Farrell and Batman’s future on the big screen.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.