DC's Batman Has Found Its Villain
Salt and pepper, left and right, heroes and villains. Some things come in twos, but heroes aren't heroes without villains, and they play as much of an instrumental part in cinema as they do in the Batman Universe.
It's impossible to think of the caped crusader without instantly thinking of the Joker, Two-Face and Mr Freeze to name a few, and the fans might be about to find out who will next face the big bat on the big screen.
Matt Reeves, who directed War for the Planet of the Apes, is in line to take care of the next film in the franchise, and it's reported that he has in eyes on the Penguin to make a return to cinema.
His adaptation of the Bruce Wayne story is rumoured to be called The Batman, and Variety writer Justin Kroll believes he might have information on who he's focusing on as the enemy.
He tweeted: "Take this with a grain of salt as things are constantly changing in the DCEU but I'm hearing the Penguin is possibly the choice to play the main villain in THE BATMAN.
"It seems WB wants this character cast in the universe sooner rather then later."
It was back in 1992 when Danny DeVito portrayed Penguin in Tim Burton's Batman Returns, with Michael Keaton suiting up as the hero, but who could be next in line for either role?
Ben Affleck stepped down from his role as director of the Batman films, choosing to only star in them, but whether he will carry on as Bruce Wayne or not has not been confirmed. Actors Nick Frost and Josh Gad have been quick to use social media to put themselves forward for the casting of Penguin, while Andy Serkis is a fan favourite.
Reeves is still working on the script so it's all speculation at this point, but Kroll believes that even if he doesn't appear in The Batman he could appear in the upcoming Birds of Prey film, when he tweeted: "Sources add even if Reeves decide to go another route the studio could then make him the main villain in BOP."
Words by: Matthew McGladdery