Yesterday evening, Beauty And The Beast star Josh Gad posted the following to Twitter:
So, what are we looking at here?
That's a photo of noted Batman villian The Penguin, on Josh Gad's Twitter feed, with no accompanying text. Could be Josh Gad just loves The Penguin. Could be that Matt Reeves' The Batman is adding a new villain to the mix, and Gad's playing the role. Could be - as a friend of mine phrased it - Gad's just doing his own version of The Secret, trying to will something he wants into existence through sheer force of wishful thinking.
Truth is, we know nothing.
I did a little poking around in my usual places, just to see if I could find out if there was anything to this ("this", just as a reminder, being nothing more than a photo posted to Twitter) and the response that came back to me boiled down to: "Yeah, could be."
So we're back to square one. It's a photo of The Penguin on Josh Gad's Twitter feed, and will remain nothing more than that until we're given official reason to think otherwise. While we're waiting on that to roll around, though: what would you guys think of Gad playing The Penguin? Into it? Not so much? There may be absolutely nothing to any of this, but it's a decent enough casting pseudo-rumor to kick around in the comments.
Please do so now.