A new report claims that the dynamic duo of Colin Farrell and Paul Dano are returning to Gotham City for The Batman: Part II. According to Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman, Farrell and Dano have signed on to reprise their roles as The Penguin and The Riddler, respectively.
While details about the plot of The Batman: Part II are being kept under wraps, it’s expected that both The Penguin and The Riddler will play significant roles in the film. Farrell, in particular, is currently shooting a spin-off series for HBO Max that will focus on his character, so it’s safe to assume that The Penguin will have a substantial presence in Part II.
Fans of the comics will be thrilled to see these two iconic Batman villains sharing the screen once again. The Penguin and The Riddler have a long and storied history in the Batman mythology, but the two have yet to meet in the latest adaptation of Gotham City.
The first installment of The Batman saw Robert Pattinson don the iconic cape and cowl, delivering a darker and more brooding version of the character. Fans were impressed with Pattinson’s Batman portrayal and many are excited to see what the Twilight alum brings to the role in the sequel.
The future of the Batman series
The first movie ended with Batman apprehending the Riddler, who has flooded Gotham City, though details about Part II are currently scarce. Matt Reves is co-writing the script of the sequel with Mattson Tomlin.
The heads of DC Studios recently revealed that The Batman: Part II is set to hit theaters on October 2025. The first movie earned $770.8 million at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it the seventh highest-grossing movie of 2022.
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