The Penguin star Colin Farrell teased some exciting stories for the upcoming spinoff series for The Batman.
Following the release of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, it was officially announced that a spinoff series titled The Penguin, featuring Colin Farrell reprising his role as Oswald Cobblepot was greenlit for HBO Max. The upcoming series is said to chronicle the rise of Oswald in the criminal underworld of Gotham City.
The upcoming series is set to begin production sometime next year, and Colin Farrell has also teased that The Batman director Matt Reeves seems to be heavily involved with this upcoming series that is set to be the first spinoff in this universe that looks to expand beyond Robert Pattinson’s film. Farrell teased these details regarding The Penguin and Reeves’ involvement to Entertainment Tonight:
“He’s so obsessive about what he does, but he’s all over [HBO Max’s] The Penguin [series] as well. I mean, he’s not gonna direct it but he’s all over the structure of the scripts and who’s gonna direct them. And so, it’s exciting.”
Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe continues to expand.
Along with Colin Farrell’s The Penguin series, Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe is looking to expand further. Another series that is in the works is said to be focused on Arkham Asylum. Previously, a Gotham Police Department series was also in development, but that project has since been shelved. Along with additional HBO Max spinoff series, a sequel the acclaimed film is also in development.
Colin Farrell made his debut as The Penguin in The Batman. Here is the synopsis:
“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker.
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Source: Entertainment Tonight Online