A new report indicates two of the Caped Crusader's classic villains might play a role in Matt Reeves' The Batman.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production is looking to include Penguin and Catwoman in the film, though it's a bit more tentative about the latter's inclusion. Reports from earlier this year indicated The Batman would feature Penguin as a villain. THR notes it's not quite clear at this time just how many villains The Batman will have, but one source suggests there might be around six.
Josh Gad previously expressed his desire to play Penguin, though it's unclear at this time if he'll actually land the role. There's no word yet on who might end up playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman, or if she'll be a friend or foe to the Dark Knight. New reports indicate Twilight star Robert Pattinson is close to signing on for the role, though there's some dispute as to whether he's officially done so. As production, which is slated for the end of the year, edges closer, there's likely to be more news on the casting front soon. There are some reports filming has actually been pushed back to 2020.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. The film is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021