Is Josh Gad Teasing That He’s Playing Penguin In Nightwing?


Even though we’ve got some time ahead of us before cameras start rolling on The Batman, I think we can all agree in saying that it’s been a long, strange journey thus far.

One of the hot button topics surrounding the film has been which villain(s) will be utilized, something that’s always an important point of discussion with any superhero flick. It seemed like some of our suspicions were put to bed given that Joe Manganiello had been cast as Deathstroke, but recent developments may have amended that creative decision since new director Matt Reeves may want to completely retool the script.

While I do hope that Slade Wilson appears in the finished product, it’s important that we not forget he usually acts as a hired gun. That said, it’d make more sense if someone in Gotham City is paying him to take down the Dark Knight. Personally, I’ve been saying that the Penguin is one of the best choices to fit that bill and, let’s face it, the character is long overdue for a return to the silver screen, not having been seen since Batman Returns in 1992.

But what if instead of The Batman, DC decides to throw him into Nightwing – or even both? That’d certainly be an interesting move, and a recent Tweet from actor Josh Gad has fans thinking that’s what may end up happening.

Now, Gad’s Tweet here is notable for a few reasons. Chief amongst them being that this is just the latest in a long line of teases to come from the actor, which all revolve around one Oswald Cobblepot. True, Gad’s said in the past that he’s simply having fun with his fans, but he continues to tease us, so we’re inclined to believe he’s hinting at something here. We should also note that Matt Reeves is now following him on Twitter, which only thickens the plot even more.

Whether it be in The Batman or Nightwing, I don’t think too many people would object to Gad entering the DCEU. He’s a talented individual and seeing him show up in either of those films, which would be a lot more dark and gritty than most of his other work, would be a nice change of pace for him. And even though Penguin’s currently featured on the small screen on Gotham, we’d more than welcome another take on the villain.

That’s just our opinion, though. What do you think? Would you like to see Josh Gad enter the DCEU in either The Batman or Nightwing? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place.