Despite the fact that it's one of the most highly-anticipated DCEU projects of the next few years, we still know very little about Matt Reeves' Batman movie. The supporting cast remains largely unconfirmed, but one long-rumored Batman villain continues to tease audiences about the possibility. That is right; it's about Josh Gad, as the voice of Frozen's Olaf has once again addressed the possibility of him stepping into the role of The Penguin in the DCEU. Check out his most recent tweet, below.
This whole ordeal started a few days ago when rumors surfaced suggesting that Matt Reeves was going to leave The Batman. The War for the Planet of the Apes director took to social media to calm fans down and assure everyone that he remains onboard The Dark Knight's next solo outing, leading to a series of online responses. Among them was Josh Gad's celebratory Adventure Time-themed GIF, which seems like a suggestion that he is still trolling fans (not to mention quite a few DCEU insiders) about the possibility of taking on The Penguin.
It definitely would make a certain degree of sense for a character like The Penguin to show up in The Batman. Rumors related to the project seem to suggest still that Joe Manganiello's Deathstroke remains onboard to appear as one of the leading antagonists, and Oswald Cobblepot looks like the type of Gotham City gangster who would hire Slade Wilson to take down the gothic urban locale's favorite vigilante.
Of course, we obviously need to note the fact that Josh Gad's tweet does not necessarily mean that anything concrete is moving forward. The Murder on the Orient Express star has continuously teased the possibility of him portraying The Penguin over the years, and we have heard next to nothing to suggest that it will actually happen. Having said that, fans have a tendency to get what they want these days, so enough fan enthusiasm to bring Josh Gad into the DC fold could ultimately make it a reality.
Regardless of whether or not Josh Gad will actually get to play Oswald Cobblepot in the DCEU, CinemaBlend will keep you updated on everything related to The Batman as more details become available. Matt Reeves' Batman film does not have a confirmed release date yet, but make sure to watch out for James Wan's Aquaman when Arthur Curry's first solo adventure debuts in theaters on December 21.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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