Fans of The Sopranos have reason to rejoice as actor John Cenatiempo has been revealed as the latest addition to the cast of HBO Max’s The Penguin. The news was confirmed after a set photo showed Cenatiempo shooting a scene with Colin Farrell, who plays the titular character of Oswald Cobblepot, also known as The Penguin.
Details of John Cenatiempo’s The Penguin role are currently under wraps. Cenatiempo is a well-known character actor with an extensive list of film and television credits to his name, including The Sopranos, The Deuce and The Irishman.
Set after the events of The Batman, The Penguin follows the rise of Oswald Cobblepot in the criminal underworld of Gotham City. The series promises to explore the complex and dark origins of one of Batman’s most iconic villains.
With the addition of John Cenatiempo to the Penguin cast, fans are left to speculate about the role he will play in the series. Some have speculated that he could be playing a member of a criminal gang while others have suggested that he could be a law enforcement officer tasked with bringing the Penguin to justice.
Who is attached to the Penguin series?
Also known as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot, The Penguin is one of Batman’s most notorious foes. He’s a master criminal with a distinctive look, thanks to his rotund physique, top hat, monocle and long nose. He’s been portrayed on-screen before by actors like Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito and Robin Lord Taylor, but Colin Farrell is the latest star to bring him to life.
The Penguin is set in the same universe as The Batman and sees Colin Farrell returning to the role of villainous DC Comics character. Cristin Milioti recently joined the show’s cast as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham city mob boss Carmine Falcone. Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell and Rhenzy Feliz 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 this past March, earning 770.8 million at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it the firth highest-grossing movie of the year for now. Reeves is working on a sequel to the Warner Bros. project and currently writing its script alongside Mattson Tomlin.
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