THE BATMAN Fan-Art Features Catwoman, Jesse Eisenberg Misses Lex Luthor, A Riddler Reveal & More DC News
It's been a busy couple of days for DC news and we're now bringing you a roundup with some very cool Catwoman fan-art, new details about The Batman, and more from Jesse Eisenberg on Lex Luthor...
The Batman most dominates things here as we learn more about The Riddler, see director Matt Reeves' reaction to Paul Dano playing the character, and even get some Catwoman fan-art!
We also have more from Jesse Eisenberg about Lex Luthor and Margot Robbie's Disney hopes.
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No, Josh Gad Isn't Playing The Penguin
Love you all. But, once again, for those in the back...I👏AM👏NOT👏GOING👏TO👏PLAY👏THE🐧 https://t.co/fcWHQ64cea— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 17, 2019
Talks between Jonah Hill and Warner Bros. have broken down so the actor will not be playing The Penguin in The Batman after all (it sounds like he was far more interested in being The Riddler).
Surely, that leaves the door open to fan-favourite choice, Josh Gad, right?
Well, it certainly doesn't sound that way based on the Tweet above and, at this point, it seems like he's simply too obvious a choice to play the iconic DC Comics villain for the studio regardless.
Jesse Eisenberg Still Wants To Play Lex Luthor
During a recent interview to promote Zombieland: Double Tap, Jesse Eisenberg told MovieWeb that he's still open to returning as Lex Luthor...despite the odds of that actually being fairly slim!
That closes the door on speculation about an Injustice League movie or something similar and it's clear now that Justice League's post-credits scene was really a tease for absolutely nothing.
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We're more than likely still a long way off from getting a first look at any of the characters in The Batman but this very cool piece of fan-art offers at least an idea about what Zoe Kravitz could end up looking like suited up as Selina Kyle. There's certainly a lot of excitement to see the actress in the role and that costume reveal should be very interesting (fans are hoping for comic accuracy).
Congratulations From A Former Catwoman
Halle Berry played Catwoman in a critically panned solo outing which had little to nothing to do with the comic books. Despite that, the actress clearly still had fun playing the character (she's certainly not shying away from it) and is excited to see what Zoe Kravitz now brings to the table.
Needless to say, it's easy to imagine Kravitz having much, much better material to work with.
An Intriguing Change To The Riddler
In the film, Dano's character will go by Edward Nashton instead of Edward Nygma, the latter of which was used by Jim Carrey in his 1995 portrayal of the character in #BatmanForever #TheBatman pic.twitter.com/0EqiwjBoMl— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) October 17, 2019
Matt Reeves is clearly looking to previous Batman movies for inspiration as The Riddler will be known by Edward Nashton rather than Edward Nygma in The Batman. It could be that he's a major fan of Batman Forever but it seems more likely that he just wanted a more realistic name.
After all, if this serves as The Riddler's origin story as well, it really wouldn't take the World's Greatest Detective long to figure out that the guy called E. Nygma is the one behind everything!
Margot Robbie Could Make The Leap From DC To Disney
Birds of Prey star Margot Robbie was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter's 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment list and among the questions they asked was what she would do if she got her hands on Disney CEO Bob Iger's cell phone. "I'd probably just return it to him and see what Disney IP I could get my hands on," she admitted, possibly making her interest in Disney known.
It would certainly be a lot of fun to see Robbie in a live-action Disney movie or possibly even something from Pixar. Despite her role as Harley Quinn, her appearing in the MCU would also be rad!
Matt Reeves Welcomes His Latest Casting Addition
Paul Dano is playing The Riddler and Matt Reeves has taken to Twitter to confirm the news and what we told you earlier about "Edward Nashton." The fact the filmmaker used that hashtag rather than #TheRiddler has to be an indication that we'll see his origin story play out here as well.
Time will tell on that front, though!