Jason Alexander has four decades of acting experience on his resume, but many associate him with his best known role, George Costanza from Seinfeld.
Without a doubt, Alexander has shined most when it comes to portraying comedic characters. But could the 60-year-old actor find his way into a blockbuster superhero movie?
On his Twitter page, Alexander noted that he hasn't seen Joker yet. But he's already anticipating that more movies centered around Batman villains could be released, and Alexander expressed interest in portraying "Egghead."
Haven’t seen Joker yet but it’s clearly a hit. So, in anticipation of films featuring other Batman villains, who would be better than me to play Egghead? Go ahead, throw out some names.— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 9, 2019
It's hard to envision Egghead receiving his own film like the Clown Prince of Crime character. Egghead appeared in the '60s Adam West Batman TV series, portrayed by Vincent Price.
Egghead is a bald villain who has an unusual obsession with eggs, even using cheesy puns such as "egg-cellent." The character showed up for the first time in "An Egg Grows n Gotham. The character has appeared in animated series and films such as Batman: The Brave and the Bold as well as The Lego Batman Movie,
But Alexander said that some folks responded with the suggestion that he should actually play the Penguin instead.
apparently the masses have decided that I’m a better Penguin than Egghead. I blame it on my natural waddle.— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 9, 2019
There are rumors that Jonah Hill will portray the Penguin in The Batman, which is slated for a 2021 release. Matt Reeves is directing the film, and Robert Pattinson will be portraying the Caped Crusader for the very first time.
Penguin hasn't been on a Batman live action film since 1992 - when Danny DeVito portrayed the character in Batman Returns. Only time will tell if Hill or somebody else will portray the villain for the first time in nearly three decades.
Alexander hasn't been in a major superhero or super villain film before, but there's a first time for everything. It's easy to envision that Alexander who portrayed one of the most legendary sitcom characters of all-time, would shine in a Batman villain role. It seems like a long shot, but you can never say never until the casting decisions are finalized.