Jonah Hill as the Riddler?

So much buzz this week as Jonah Hill has all but been confirmed for The Riddler in The Batman. This news seems to be polarizing the Batman community, what do we think Comic Fam?

When Hill's name started being thrown in the ring for a possible role in The Batman (2021), most fans assumed he would play the Penguin since it felt like a natural choice. At the time, The Penguin and The Riddler were still open and with Jonah's background in comedies like Superbad, This is the End, 21 Jump Street, and Wolf of Wall Street, why wouldn't he kill it as The Riddler?


This is a Great Choice

Jonah Hill has some serious acting chops. He uses his quick wit in all his roles and, as the Riddler, I think he's going to be a great fit. Hearing Jonah ramble off a riddle has the potential to either be hilarious or shockingly ominous. The last thing I saw him in was Maniac and he was amazing! I won't spoil the show since you should watch it, but Jonah gets to portray many very diverse characters and it's a master class in disappearing into several different characters while maintaining small parts of one main version's personality. That alone should make you excited about any role he's going to play. All of the following pictures are from Maniac.


What Do We Know About The Plot

We don't know much and everything we do know could change but the movie is rumored to be more of a detective story. The Batman is currently scheduled for release on June 25, 2021 but that could change with DC's past release plans. The movie is going to be set in the 90's, early in Batman's career and should have several of his rouges gallery introduced and, as we all know, the better the rouges gallery, the better the story. Case in point The Long Halloween story arc. That is one thing about the animated universe that is so much better than the cinematic universe. They can have upwards of a dozen villains in one movie and it doesn't feel forced or broken like some other movies have.


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