Although news has been scarce regarding Matt Reeves’ The Batman, it’s well known he’s still fleshing out the script. However, it seems like he’s been making solid progress as a reporter now claims that the Penguin could very well end up being the main villain of the film.
The news comes from Variety’s Justin Kroll, known for rock-solid reporting, his word should be trusted. Not only does he reveal he’s been hearing the iconic Batman villain will be heading to the big screen soon, but he may also appear in Birds of Prey.
As Krolls also states, the Penguin may end up being in the female team-up film is Matt Reeves changes his script by then. Whatever happens, it seems Warner Bros is adamant about getting the villain cast for the DCU as soon as possible. If Reeves doesn’t end up using the character, one of the scripts for Birds of Prey may utilize him but at that point, it depends on what the studio wants.
Matt Reeves has already expressed his love for classic Batman stories so using an iconic villain like the Penguin, just makes sense. Now the question is who could play him, and that’s up the Reeves to decide but we all know Josh Gad wants it. Other than him, however, Andy Serkis has already expressed interest in joining the film so that’s a possibility.
Another variable here is who ends up portraying Batman himself, and although it’s being rumored Ben Affleck wants to stay, nothing is set in stone. As this story develops we’ll be updating accordingly so make sure keep a close eye on our page.
Source: Justin Kroll
The Batman currently has no release date.