Seems that Josh Gad will continue teasing the role of The Penguin in Matt Reeves’ The Batman until exploding, wind-up penguins start making their way through the streets of Gotham City.
This is nothing new, as you know. A few times last year, as far back as February, actor Josh Gad teased meetings with DC and got fans speculating that he would be playing the role of Oswald Cobblepot in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman film. Nothing has ever been confirmed about this one way or another. But fans being fans are going to speculate nonetheless. Plus, this hasn’t stopped Josh Gad from teasing the Penguin role.
Take last night, for example. Out of nowhere, Josh Gad on Sunday evening took to his Twitter to post the simple message of “Good Knight.” Okay, nothing too strange about that, right? Oh, and accompanying this was a gif of Burgess Meredith as the Penguin from the 1960s Batman TV series. Here, have a look.
Good Knight pic.twitter.com/5qu6HOn1qL
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 14, 2019
Just continuing to stir the pot, this Josh Gad. Now actors do this a lot when it comes to auditioning for roles, but Josh Gad in particular has done this several times in regards to the Penguin. Until there’s an announcement from either Warner Bros. or maybe Matt Reeves himself, we have no idea if Gad will indeed play Oswald Cobblepot in the upcoming Batman film. Still, this won’t stop fans from speculating and talking. In the end, isn’t that all that’s needed?
What do you think, though? Could you see Josh Gad as the Penguin in The Batman? Is this him truly teasing a casting announcement or just joking around with the fans? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below and stay tuned for any and all upcoming developments on The Batman.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos