In the wake of Zoe Kravitz being announced as The Batman’s Catwoman, news has broken that Jonah Hill is out as her could-be co-star. He was in talks to play either the Riddler or the Penguin in the Matt Reeves-helmed pic. But Variety reports negotiations broke down. It’s speculated that the studio and the director of Mid90s couldn’t come to terms on his fee for the film. Reportedly, Hill wanted $10 million to play the undisclosed Batman baddie, which is bold considering the film’s leading man Robert Pattinson is making $5 mil.
Some on Twitter mocked Hill for this decision.
@JonahHill You dropped out over money, u know ur not relevant in 2019 right??— Nick (@foch23) October 17, 2019
Others moved on to wondering who might be best suited to play the Riddler and the Penguin. A popular pick for the former is Saturday Night Live alum turned It: Chapter 2 star Bill Hader.
Alright Grab Bill Hader for Riddler and call it a fucking day please ✅ https://t.co/gtCYLInXti— WholeLottaGreg (@basedboy909) October 17, 2019
Not only is Bill Hader one of the funniest comedians of all time, he can play a serious role (as seen in Barry). I can definitely see Riddler being re-introduced into the Batman films accurately as a whimsical genius psychopath pic.twitter.com/ViIOkBV15j— CBMHype (@CBMHype) October 17, 2019
I think Bill Hader would make a great Edward Nygma/Riddler pic.twitter.com/pybuHqsGrD— ~Oracle (@4eyedRaven) October 17, 2019
since jonah hill ain't gonna be the riddler i say we pass the offer on to john mulaney pic.twitter.com/ewCI9nDiO7— kylo ren's juicy tits (@geIflings) October 17, 2019
stop fancasting bill hader as the riddler when john mulaney is Right There— emily (@bjllhader) October 17, 2019
stop saying bill hader as riddler when you know john mulaney has just been hanging out with petunia all month doing nothing— lee (@starksmagnetos) October 17, 2019
the universe isn’t gonna give us john mulaney as the riddler bc it knows it would be too powerful a casting choice— ✨ (@pastelsuburbia) October 16, 2019
Battinson: NYGMA WHERE ARE THE PLANS?!?— #kamalakorp, Agent of G.I.R.L. (@agentfitz777) September 12, 2019
Mulaney as riddler: YOU WANT EM GO GRAB EM! STREET SMARTS! pic.twitter.com/WhPUH5amOE
honestly the people who’ve been fancasting john mulaney as the riddler,, that’s galaxy brain baby— goblin barbie (@barbiesswanlake) October 15, 2019
Read a comment saying how John Mulaney should play The Riddler in this Batman reboot film and now I can't stop thinking about the brilliant repartee between Riddler Mulaney & Batman Pattinson. pic.twitter.com/95DWy8jn96— Knifey The Wifey✊🏿🇵🇷 (@bettyhonest) October 16, 2019
john mulaney as riddler and oscar isaac as harvey dent pic.twitter.com/wXvp02nSTr— vish (@616KAMALAKHAN) October 16, 2019
There were plenty of other suggestions, some intriguing, some atrocious. Here’s a selection:
Jonah Hill won't be playing The Riddler. What a relief! I can really envision only one person for the role:— Allison M. (@AlliCinema) October 16, 2019
Kate McKinnon pic.twitter.com/Zn8JwKupje
Jamie Dornan as The Riddler— BrainYounge (@BrainYoungeArs) October 17, 2019
Paul Walter Hauser as Penguin pic.twitter.com/9WejdqGSgD
Now that Jonah Hill is out of the running for The Riddler, there is only 1 person that can take that role pic.twitter.com/Fn33yMLx2I— RunWithTurtles (@RunWithTurtles) October 17, 2019
Bring back the Trashman! pic.twitter.com/la0n5jBl5Q— MMAKO (@MMAKOchamp) October 17, 2019
Not sure about Brian as Penguin, but Lakeith would be a great Riddler— Underscare "TFCon Bound" Zeus (🔜 DC) (@UnderscoreZeus) October 17, 2019
David Tennant as riddler pic.twitter.com/NpzHIp4NHa— Cat (@_FallenOne_) October 17, 2019
Johnny Depp as Riddler, Kevin James as Penguin— Luxury (@vibesbyluxury) October 17, 2019
If Jonah Hill won’t be Riddler, then I would suggest what my friend once said, Sam Rockwel, I think that be a great choice! Like the Arkham Knight Riddler!— Arslan 🚀 (@N7AKhan) October 16, 2019
And Jason Alexander took his shot with a Seinfeld callback.
Ok, Jonah Hill passed. Clearly the next move for Penguin has to be someone familiar with marine biology. Ahem.— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 17, 2019
Who do you want to see play the Riddler and the Penguin?
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