‘The Batman’: Danny DeVito Says His Penguin Is Better Than Colin Farrell’s

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Batman Returns star Danny DeVito says his version of the Penguin is better than Colin Farrell’s in The Batman.

Earlier this year, Colin Farrell’s version of The Penguin appeared in The Batman. At the end of the film, he remains free, with the implication that he was going to take over as the boss of Carmine Falcone’s gang. Currently, Colin Farrell is set to appear in an HBO Max series focusing on his character.

Colin Farrell wasn’t the first actor to portray The Penguin. The character was also played by Danny DeVito in the 1992 film, Batman Returns. The film’s version of the character isn’t exactly what fans would call accurate but was still the first time many fans experainced the character. DeVito also seems to think that his version of the character was better.

Danny DeVito Reveals His Thoughts

During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Danny DeVito was put on a lie detector test and was asked a series of questions. When the subject of Colin Farrell’s Penguin came up he definitively said that his version was the better Penguin:

“I love Colin, he’s a terrific guy. My Penguin was better.”

You can see the full interview below:

Here is the synopsis for The Batman:

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, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

The Batman is streaming exclusively on HBO Max and is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Colin Farrell’s future on The Penguin and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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