It seems Jonah Hill will not be booking a flight to Gotham City after all.
Deadline reports the actor has walked away from talks to join the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming film The Batman. Reportedly, Hill was in line to play either the Riddler or the Penguin, but a deal could not be reached. According to some rumors, the actor was asking for $10 million dollars, but that number is definitely in dispute. Other reports suggest Hill may not have been prepared to sign away an extended part of his life as films like The Batman typically come with multi-film commitments.
The news comes just days after the production found its Catwoman in the form of Zoe Kravitz. The plot is said to be more of a detective story, which suggests she will be more of an anti-hero while the Batman (Robert Pattinson) matches wits with the main villain. The project evolved from an earlier The Batman conceived by former Batman Ben Affleck, but it is unlikely much of his work on the film will appear in the final product.
The film, to be directed by Matt Reeves, will also feature Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Production is slated to begin early in 2020 with its release set for June 25th, 2021.