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Another two villains added to The Batman movie as Vanessa Kirby linked to Catwoman and Josh Gad steps away from Penguin rumours

July 6th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Lots of rumours are floating around – no shock – about the upcoming Matt Reeves’  Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson, stepping into the batboys of Ben Affleck and who the caped crusader will fight against.

So you may recall (here) that word was the movie would feature several Villains including, principally, Riddler, Catwoman, Firefly and Penguin.

Well, added to these villains I’m now hearing we’ll also see Jervis Tetch AKA Mad Hatter (a male aged 40-50) and Harvey Dent AKA Two-Face (male 30s-40s) in the mix. However, obviously, there’s no promises this will happen.

But a more persistent rumour is that Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Hobbs & Shaw star Vanessaa Kirby is in line for the Catwoman role.

Now, after watching the trailers for Hobbs & Shaw (no, seriously, check her out in this!) I am completely on board with Kirby as Selina Kyle/Catwoman… she has all the qualities for the gig: she’s beautiful, smart and can absolutely kick-ass… so I’d say there’s something to this one.

In an interesting aside, Frozen and Pixels star Josh Gad, who has long been rumoured as being the lead choice to play Oswald Cobblepot AKA Penguin in the movie has taken to Twitter to tell us all that, sadly, he is not in line for the role:

So with Gad seemingly out of the running, who do you think would make a good Cobblepot?

Let me know in the usual ways, guys…

Source: TGWW,

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….