It’s been recently made known that actor Josh Gad is attached to the DCEU as the Penguin. Many expected his reveal to be made in the solo Batman film, but new information suggests he may pop up first in the Batgirl adaptation.
The news comes from 4chan, and as such should be taken with a grain of salt. But the Internet has been correct with these types of things before, so until someone involved with the film officially debunks the theory, let’s look into it.
The speculation begins by explaining how the Penguin could be the main villain of the Batgirl film, and that his inclusion will pave way for a Joker appearance.
“The Batgirl movie will focus on Barbara’s mindset after regaining use of her legs and dealing with the trauma she suffered at the hands of the Joker. A flashback scene with the Joker will be in the film. Penguin will be the main villain.”
Leto’s Joker is also rumored for Ben Affleck’s upcoming solo Batman film:
No work has been commissioned on this movie. Apparently Matt Reeves has yet to even start on this, and has to fulfill his commitment on “War for the Planet of the Apes” before working with Ben Affleck. Although there has been rumors of the script being thrown out, there have been rumors around the executives that Matt Reeves wants to incorporate many Batman villains. These villains will include Deathstroke, Joker, and Scarecrow. The studio has already been working on Deathstroke (obviously) and has mockups of a potential new Scarecrow.
The film has been scheduled to start production in 2018.
Source: 4Chan via We Got This Covered