Josh Gad Again Suggests He’ll Play Batman’s Penguin

It’s the blessing and curse of being the most in-demand, white, portly actor at any given moment: if a Batman movie is being made, there’s going to be talk of you playing Penguin. Just as the conveniently-shorn Mark Strong and Bryan Cranston were once rumored for Lex Luthor, the late, stocky Philip Seymour Hoffman was once, popularly, the most likely Penguin. Now, with Josh Gad now stuffing his rotund little frame into every other film being made, he’s become the go-to, obvious name loosely attached to the avian villain. But that’s also because he keeps encouraging the talk.

Earlier this month, Gad tweeted, without comment, a comic book panel unmistakably featuring the Penguin. He later clarified that he was “Just having some fun. Just putting some things out there.” Like Tyrese’s Green Lantern photo-edits, this was apparently just meant to point out that, hey, he’s up for it, and he roughly looks the part.

But then, last night, Gad coyly posted this:

Pictured beside DC Films president Geoff Johns and producer Jon Berg (Gotham City Sirens, Batgirl, Justice League, also Meet Dave) and holding a Penguin-heavy comic book cover, Gad would seem to again be suggesting he’ll have a long, prosthetic nose glued on his face for a few weeks of shooting.

Unfortunately, with the actor not yet commenting further on the matter, for now this is all just insinuations and conjecture. And, of course, another photo for our Gad Scrapbook. Yessss.

  • adam3w

    Man, Mark Strong would have been a great Lex Luthor.

    • AdamCoates

      Mark Strong is a great anything. He would’ve been a better Lois Lane than Amy Adams.

  • jaime_arg

    Instead of going for the poor man’s Jonah Hill, they could go for the actual Jonah Hill. I’m sure they can afford him.

  • HalSolo

    OR this means they’re recasting the aborted Smigel penned comedic Green Lantern that would have cast Jack Black…