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Max has released first-look footage and an image of the series, officially titled THE PENGUIN from Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios. Starring Colin Farrell as The Penguin, the eight-episode DC Studios drama series continues The Batman epic crime saga that filmmaker Matt Reeves began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster “The Batman,” and centers on the character played by Farrell in the film. The first look was revealed today exclusively during Warner Bros. Discovery’s unveiling of the Max streaming service on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles. The previously announced cast includes Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Deirdre O’Connell, with Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen recurring. The series is executive produced by Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner, Craig Zobel, who directs the first three episodes, and Bill Carraro. Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, THE PENGUIN is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal. 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer and Rafi Crohn is co-executive producer.
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
Colin Farrell spoke with MTV's Josh Horowitz on his HappySadConfused podcast and talked about the conflicts with the movie and the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Farell also commented that the whole production time took between twelve to fourteen months to finish on The Batman, with his screen time very minimal. The Batman is scheduled for a March 4th, 2022 release. Source: CBR
Warner Bros is negotiating with Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis for roles in the Matt Reeves-directed The Batman. Farrell is up for the role of The Penguin and Serkis would play Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth. If both deals close, they will add to the cast of Robert Pattinson as Batman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Paul Dano as The Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Source: Deadline