It seems as though fans of The Batman are eating good this Thanksgiving! A new image of the upcoming Max spin-off The Penguin starring Colin Farrell has just been revealed.
Colin Farrell’s Oswald Cobblepot was a fan-favorite part of The Batman, so much so that the Oscar-nominated actor got his own Max spin-off series. While progress on the show has been rocky due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, fans finally get a brand new look at The Penguin in an exclusive new image from Empire that shows off Farrell in a snazzy new suit:
Due to the strikes, The Penguin has been pushed to premiere in Fall of 2024. Previously, The Batman spin-off was slated to debut sometime next Spring. While it’s certainly a shame fans will have to wait even longer to see Colin Ferrell return to the mean streets of Gotham City, it’s certain his performance will turn the stakes up to the Max!
Who is attached to the Penguin series?
The Penguin is set in the same universe as The Batman and sees Colin Farrell returning to the role of the villainous DC Comics character. Cristin Milioti plays the show’s female lead, Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham City mob boss Carmine Falcone. Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Rhenzy Feliz, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, and David H. Holmes round out the cast in undisclosed roles.
Mare Of Easttown helmer Craig Zobel is directing the first two episodes of The Penguin, with Lauren LeFranc (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Chuck) overseeing the project as its writer and showrunner. Colin Farrell is an executive producer on the series alongside The Batman director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark.
The Batman opened in theaters in March 2022, earning 770.8 million at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it the seventh highest-grossing movie of 2022. Reeves is working on a sequel to the Warner Bros. project and currently writing its script alongside Mattson Tomlin.
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