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The Batman: Penguin Favorite Josh Gad Responds To Colin Farrell Casting

Colin Farrell and Josh Gad Penguin

Josh Gad responds to the news that Colin Farrell might be playing the Penguin in The BatmanThe Batman, one of many upcoming DC movies, will be directed by Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight. Several of the film's characters have already been cast, but for a while, it looked like Gad was going to be in The Batman.

Gad is most known for his role in Beauty and the Beast and as the voice of Olaf in Frozen, but a few years ago, Gad started teasing people about his involvement with The Batman. Gad had hinted several times on social media about him taking on the role of the Penguin, a role that was previously played by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton's 1992 Batman Returns. Back in June however, Gad confirmed he was not playing the Penguin. Since then, fans have been questioning who else could take on the role, and just yesterday, it was announced that Warner Bros. was in negotiations with Farrell to play the character. Now, Gad has responded to this news.

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In another post on Twitter, Gad subtly referenced the news that Farrell may be playing the Penguin. In his post, Gad shared fan artwork of himself as the Penguin with the caption, "So... what's new today?". His tweet may be confusing to those that didn't hear the news about Farrell, as his post almost makes it seem like he had gotten the role. Check out Gad's tweet below:

It looks like Farrell will be playing the Penguin, but he isn't the first actor to be cast as a villain. In fact, two villains had previously been cast. Zoë Kravitz had been cast as Catwoman in the middle of October and just a few days later, Paul Dano was cast as the Riddler. More recently some of the supporting characters have been cast, including Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.

Many fans were disappointed when Gad announced that he wasn't playing the Penguin, but at least Gad seems to be in good spirits about somebody else getting the role. The news of Farrell potentially getting the job is still fresh, which is possibly why Gad shared the artwork of himself as the character. His post may be confusing to some, but it's incredibly unlikely that Gad will be apart of The Batman.

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Source: Josh Gad/ Twitter

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