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Entertainment 'The Batman': Jonah Hill in Talks to Play a Villain

01:55  24 september  2019
01:55  24 september  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Jonah Hill is in negotiations to play a villain in Matt Reeves' " The Batman ," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be

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Jonah Hill is in negotiations to play a villain in Matt Reeves' "The Batman," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

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Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a "defining" and "very personal" story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller's beloved "Year One" series.

For months now, reports have said Hill was the frontrunner to play the antagonist the Penguin. The character first made his appearance in "Detective Comics #58" in December 1941 — he is one of Batman's biggest enemies, a Gotham City mobster and crime boss. Whether this is the role he is in talks for is unclear at the moment.

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Jonah Hill is in negotiations to play the Riddler in Matt Reeves’ “ The Batman ,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play

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Hill most recently starred in "The Beach Bum" and directed and wrote "Mid90s." He also served as an executive producer on "Good Boys." He will next serve as a producer on "The Ballad of Richard Jewell."

'"The Batman" will be released on June 25, 2021.

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