Josh Gad Becomes The Penguin For Matt Reeves & Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ In New Image

Josh Gad steps up to become the villainous Gotham crook The Penguin for Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman in this new image.

Ever since Warner Bros. and director Matt Reeves confirmed Robert Pattinson as the new Bruce Wayne for DC on the silver screen, fans have been wondering who Batman will face in this new cinematic incarnation. Rumor has it that there will be a rogues gallery of villains featured for the Caped Crusader to tackle in Matt Reeves’ new Batman trilogy.

One of these villains is The Penguin. Ever since Danny DeVito portrayed him for Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, there has yet to be been another depiction of the infamous Gotham mafioso in a feature film. One of the fan favorite actors to pick up Danny DeVito’s mantle is Josh Gad. Josh Gad certainly has not just the looks but also the chops to play The Penguin in Matt Reeves’ and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and fan art is surfacing more than ever, showing us how he could look should he be cast.

You can check out how Josh Gad could look as The Penguin for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman below:

So what do you think? Would Josh Gad be a good choice to play The Penguin in Matt Reeves’ and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman? Let us know down in the comments below!

Plot details for Matt Reeves’ and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman are still under wraps, though the project seems to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader as he tackles several of his more traditional enemies such as The Penguin and Catwoman. Josh Gad isn’t the only actor fans want to see in Matt Reeves’ and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman. Other names being tossed around are Vanessa Hudgens and Jack Black to take on the role of Catwoman and The Penguin, respectively. Josh Gad would certainly be a great pick if DC and Warner Bros. are looking for a younger actor to keep around for a trilogy. Not only that, but Josh Gad has expressed his interest in playing The Penguin on multiple occasions. However, the decision ultimately falls on Warners, DC and Matt Reeves to make that happen.

Robert Pattinson was recently confirmed by Warner Bros. and director Matt Reeves as the new Bruce Wayne, effectively replacing Ben Affleck. Rumor has it that Robert Pattinson was battling out the part with X-Men star Nicholas Hoult, but Warner Bros. went with Robert Pattinson in the end. While DC is set to restart the character’s story on the big screen, Matt Reeves has confirmed that his film will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic. Matt Reeves’ and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is also allegedly the first in a planned trilogy, much like the films that Christopher Nolan directed with Christian Bale. There is still no news whether or not Robert Pattinson’s Batman will be part of the DCEU or if his Batman will be featured in his own cinematic universe.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Matt Reeves’ film, Robert Pattinson’s process to become the Caped Crusader, whether if we’ll see Josh Gad as The Penguin, and the future of the DCEU.

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen 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

Michael Fassbender X-Men

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

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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.

Ryan Gosling

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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

Jon Hamm Mad Men

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

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

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.

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