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HBO Max Developing 'The Batman' Spinoff Series About 'The Penguin'


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Colin Farrell is set to play the notorious supervillain The Penguin in 'The Batman' with Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight and will also be playing the character in 'The Penguin' spinoff series for HBO Max.

The project is in the early stages of development and is being executive produced by Dylan Clark and Matt Reeves. It comes from Reeves’ 6th and Idaho, Dylan Clark Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television.  Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) is set to showrun the project.

Sources are describing the feel of the series as 'Scarface-like' as it shows the rise of the Penguin character.

The Penguin, otherwise known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a dapper mob boss and one of Batman’s primary villains.  Colin Farrell is set to play him in The Batman, where the disfigured crime lord is not yet the crime kingpin and dislikes being referred to as the Penguin. In the movie, which is due out in March 2022 and is set in Batman’s second year of crime-fighting, Farrell reportedly wears a fat suit and is described as unrecognizable.

Source: Deadline

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Not sure if the rise of penguin wil hold as a series. There are more interring rogues, Zasz and Black Mask , who are not as well known have more depth for a series than Penguin as you already get the gist of the character as it’s been told between Batman returns, Gotham and the animated series.

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Variety is reporting that Colin Farrell has officially signed on to reprise his role of The Penguin in the upcoming 'The Penguin' spinoff series for HBO Max.  Farrell will also executive produce the series spinoff.

Farrell will be playing the notorious supervillain The Penguin in 'The Batman' with Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight, which is due to be released on March 4, 2022.

The series would then reportedly delve into The Penguin’s rise to power in the Gotham criminal underworld.

Lauren LeFranc is writing the script for the series.  Besides Farrell, 'The Batman' director Matt Reeves and the film’s producer Dylan Clark would executive produce the series under their 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions banners respectively. Warner Bros. Television would produce.

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1 hour ago, deecee4 said:

Maybe wait until the movie and his portrayal is well recieved before committing to a series.

What do you mean? It's already been well-received by desperate Warner Bros executives looking to put more on HBO Max to compete with the Marvel shows on Disney Plus.

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