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Who should play Penguin in ‘The Batman’ if not Jonah Hill?

Jonah Hill won’t be appearing in the upcoming “The Batman” movie after all.

Despite whispers that Hill would play a villain opposite Robert Pattinson, the two-time Oscar nominee and court jester to Judd Apatow’s frat pack dropped out of the Matt Reeves-directed project after “talks broke down,” according to Deadspin.

The DC flick has a tentative release date of June 2021, but so far, no details regarding the plot of Warner Bros.’ remake have been officially revealed. Only casting news has slowly trickled in for “The Batman,” which will also feature Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and its latest addition, Paul Dano, who was tapped to play the Riddler.

It’s still not confirmed that Penguin will even be in this already villain-stacked movie — although Joel Schumacher’s “Batman Forever” and “Batman and Robin” both had multiple villains — but online chatter about the possible role has us speculating, too.

We rounded up six actors who are great options to fill the Batman foe’s flippers. Some of our choices are a bit unorthodox, but hey, the “Twilight” guy’s playing the caped crusader so just roll with it.

Timothy Spall

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The “Harry Potter” actor might seem an odd choice to play a supervillain, having cornered the market on conniving, rat-faced sidekicks — in fact, he even played a rat in “Enchanted.” However, his turn as Winston Churchill in “The King’s Speech” proves he can nail leading roles as well. Couple his Churchill chops with his villainous funky flair and you’ve got the perfect Oswald Cobblepot cocktail — especially seeing how the Penguin sports a cockney accent in the Arkham game series.

Andy Serkis

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The dynamic actor was actually rumored to play the Penguin in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.” The motion-capture model memorably collaborated with Reeves in the “Planet Of The Apes” film franchise. True, Serkis isn’t exactly a dead ringer for the portly Batman baddie, but he looks nothing like King Kong or Gollum either, and he knocked those roles out of the park. Serkis has also played live-action villains, including Marvel’s Ulysses Klaue and eloquent serial killer Ian Brady in the television drama “Longford.” Just CGI some extra girth onto the latter à la Travolta in “Hairspray” and voila, you’ve got Batman’s fine-feathered foe.

Caleb Landry Jones

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Landry Jones’ terrifying turn as the racist brother in “Get Out” had audiences clamoring for him to play the Joker in comment sections across YouTube. But his pallid complexion and simultaneously spine-chilling screen presence lend to Batman’s nemesis as well. Suffice to say, the Penguin would be another feather in Landry’s creep cap.

Josh Gad

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The Disney sidekick, best known for playing summer-loving snowman Olaf in “Frozen,” had been apparently lobbying for the role of Penguin on social media for a while. However, Reeves remained hush-hush on the subject, only saying, “I love Josh Gad. We’re good friends.” But Gad revealed in a recent tweet that his campaign was a gag all along. Way to get the audience’s hopes up, Olaf.

Alex Borstein

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The Emmy-winning actress has quite a full plate with the upcoming release of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 3, in which she plays the titular character’s foul-mouthed manager. But c’mon, she was born to play this role.

Betty White

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It’s Betty White. Need we say more?

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