The Batman: Colin Farrell Opens Up About The Penguin And His Upcoming Spin-Off Series

The Batman movie is only a few days away. Directed by Matt Reeves, Robert Pattinson will finally don the most famous cape and cowl that ever came out of a comic book. Reeves included a lot of famous characters in this upcoming reboot, and although it was announced that this movie won’t show the origin story of Batman, it will show an origin story of the villains — Catwoman (if we can call her a villain), Riddler, and Penguin.

The Irish actor Colin Farrell will play Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot, aka the Penguin. The movie will show the story of Penguin who still didn’t establish himself as the crime lord in Gotham, and he hates being referred to as the Penguin. The Penguin won’t be the main villain of the movie, but his story will kick off in the movie, and it will continue in the spin-off series which was already announced for HBOMax, with Farrell set to reprise the role.

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In a recent interview, Farrell opened up about his character and gave one interesting tease that the upcoming spin-off series will be rated R/TV-MA. Director Matt Reeves revealed that WB wanted The Batman to be PG-13 despite the movie’s pretty dark narrative, but the Penguin show could easily go a step further, and Farrell explained why.

“His ambition and his vulnerability, his humor. I mean it was just the tip of the iceberg in this film for me, but there were little moments in the scripts that Matt wrote, in relation to Oz, little bits of humor and awkwardness, as well. And his origin, you know why he is the man he is and all that stuff. If we get six to eight hours to do it, I just think the character could be endlessly fun and fascinating and brutal. I hear that we’re going to be allowed to kind of do an R-rated version, perhaps, which would be nice to explore the violence that could permit, perhaps, and the darkness that could allow us to explore. So, all of those things.” — Colin Farrell for Rotten Tomatoes

Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell, The Batman is set to land in theaters on March 4, 2022.

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