A few days after news broke of Zoe Kravitz being cast as Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman in Matt Reeves The Batman, rumors started circulating about Jonah Hill‘s potential exit from the film and today we learned the whispers were true. According to The Hollywood Reporters’ Borys Kit, the California native wanted more money for his role and Warner Bros. wasn’t willing to budge. Although nothing had actually been confirmed by either side, it was believed Hill was in talks to play either The Riddler or The Penguin.
That said, Hollywood deals can be like comic book deaths. Always a chance for a return. If the price is right. https://t.co/z3DmIXeO9n
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) October 16, 2019
Even though Hill and Warner Bros. couldn’t come to an agreement right now, we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if The Wolf of Wall Street actor returns to the project down the road. That said, if the studio is looking for suggestions, we’d love to see David Tennant cast as The Riddler and Josh Gad as The Penguin.
Matt Reeves’ Batman movie is scheduled to hit theatres on June 25, 2021. At this point, we can confirm Robert Pattinson will play the Caped Crusader and Westworld’s Jeffery Wright will play Commissioner Jim Gordan, but no new details have been released for some time, other than Kravitz landing the role of Catwoman.
What are your thoughts on Hill wanting a bigger piece of the pie? Do you believe both sides will eventually come to an agreement or do you think Warner Bros. should just move on? Let us know in the comments below.