These are the Latest Stars Being Eyed for “The Batman”

Jonah Hill. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Deadline/Shutterstock (10010313d)

Has the Riddle(r) been solved?

With Robert Pattinson preparing to don the Batsuit in Matt Reeve’s Batman reboot, the caped crusader obviously needs someone to defend Gotham against.

And it seems as though the villain of choice, this time, might be The Riddler.

It has been several years since the Dark Knight has come up against The Riddler on screen, with much focus in recent films being placed on characters like The Joker. The last time we saw The Riddler was Jim Carrey’s portrayal in 1995’s Batman Forever opposite Val Kilmer as Batman.

Latest reports claim that Jonah Hill is the actor now being eyed to embody the role. They are in contrast to previous claims that he was being considered for another villain in the DC Universe, Penguin.

While the Manic actor is being contemplated for the villain role, Westworld star, Jeffrey Wright, has been tapped to play one of Batman’s strongest allies, Commissioner Jim Gordon. The Commissioner was most famously played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

The Batman is scheduled for release on June 25th, 2021.