Colin Farrell is all set to star in a series spinoff of “The Batman” in which he would again play the role of penguin, a supervillain in the DC comics. The series is believed to center around his character, with Colin Farrell also attached to the executive production team.
Variety reports the announcement of The Batman spin-off series centered on Penguin came nearly three months after word first broke that the series was in development. Farrell will first portray the villainous character in “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson, which is due to be released on March 4, 2022. The series will reportedly dive deep into The Penguin’s rise to power in the Gotham criminal underworld.
The Penguin is one of the most famous members of the Batman Rogues Gallery, recognizable by his monocle, top hat, and a wide variety of deadly umbrellas. Farrell has previously starred in shows like “The North Water” and True Detective” Season 2. He is best known for his roles in films like “In Bruges,” “SWAT,” “The Lobster,” and “Seven Psychopaths.”
Penguin would be the second spinoff series from “The Batman” at HBO Max. The other DC project revolving around The Gotham Police Department, with Joe Barton attached as the showrunner is also on it’s way. It seems like it is part of WarnerMedia’s attempt to launch a new interconnected Batman universe across all of its platforms.
The fans cannot contain their excitement after the spinoff confirmation. They are eager to see the Golden Globe winner’s take on the iconic character.