Much like Johnny Depp, Philip Seymour Hoffman has confirmed that all the rumors of him being cast as The Penguin in the next Batman project are wishful thinking but he’s not averse to the idea.
He tells MTV News that “No one has talked to me about it ever — never. It happened, like, five years ago, too. It was a rumor back then and it’s still a rumor. [laughs] It’s just in the press. It’s funny.”
Would he do it? “I think I’m more interested in seeing someone else do it. I don’t know if I’d be a good Penguin to be quite honest.”
He told The Stone Report at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier in the day that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility – “All the great work people are doing on it, of course I wouldn’t say, ‘Well, no, no no.’ But I don’t know the reality of it, so I wouldn’t say ‘yes’ to you.”