The Frozen 2 star posted some art of the Batman villain, along with the caption "So... what's new today," seemingly referencing Farrell's negations for the role.
For weeks, rumors about a Penguin casting have been circulating online. Many believed that Gad would taking on the role, but he later clarified that he had not been cast. It was first reported that Jonah Hill would take on the role, followed by a rumor that Seth Rogen was in talks for the job.
Casting for The Batman has been steadily ramping up in recent months. In September, it was reported that Jeffry Wright was in talks to play Commissioner James Gordon, which has since been confirmed by Reeves. In October, it was announced that Zoe Kravitz had been cast as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. Then, just days later, we learned that Paul Dano would play Edward Nashton/The Riddler. Any Serkis is also in talks to play Bruce's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. While casting is still underway, the film is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.