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Jonah Hill could be about to square up against Robert Pattinson in The Batman.

According to Variety, two-time Oscar nominee Hill is “in talks” to play a villain in the upcoming superhero movie, which is said to take a more “grounded” approach to the usual Batman story.

Meanwhile, Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright is rumored to be “in talks” to play Commissioner Gordon, Gotham City’s police chief, who is traditionally portrayed as an important ally to Batman. Gary Oldman played Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan‘s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy of Batman movies.

Director Matt Reeves confirmed in June that Pattinson had been cast as Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman. It had previously been reported that Nicholas Hoult was also in the running for the role.

Pattinson revealed earlier this month that he was “furious” when news of his casting leaked before the official announcement, because he was worried it might cost him the role.

“Everyone was so upset. Everyone was panicking from my team. I sort of thought that had blown up the whole thing,” he told Variety.

Pattinson also said that trying on the “Batsuit” for the first time did feel “quite transformative,” adding: “You do feel very powerful immediately. And it’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.’”

Shooting on The Batman is due to begin in late 2019 or early 2020, and Warner Bros. has given the movie a June 2021 release date. Let’s hope Pattinson gets the hang of getting into his costume pretty quickly!

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By Nick Levine