Colin Farrell will play The Penguin in HBO Max spinoff show of The Batman
Colin Farrell will play the role of The Penguin in an upcoming HBO Max spinoff of The Batman.
Sources told Variety Monday that the 45 year-old actor will be an executive producer on the show, in which he will play the role of The Penguin and his alter ego Oswald Cobblepot.
The Ireland-born star is set to debut at the character opposite Robert Pattinson in next spring’s The Batman film.
The latest: Colin Farrell will play the role of The Penguin in an upcoming HBO Max spinoff of The Batman
The spinoff show will chronicle The Penguin’s backstory in the Batman universe, according to the outlet.
The villainous character has previously been played in live-action productions by actors including Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and Robin Lord Taylor.
Another HBO Max spinoff out of the Gotham-based franchise is set to focus on the Gotham Police Department, according to the outlet.
Farrell has been busy in recent years working in a number of mediums, with films such as After Yang, Voyagers and Artemis Fowl; and on TV shows including The North Water and Legend of Cambria.
Farrell was seen Monday in Beverly Hills, California working out at Coldwater Canyon Park
The veteran actor was snapped as he ran laps on a chilly day in Southern California
The villainous character has previously been played in live-action productions by actors including Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito and Robin Lord Taylor
Farrell, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this past July, chat with guest host Wanda Sykes about how he was filming The Batman in London at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020.
‘I was in London starting that when the s*** started to hit the fan and I was very glib about it at the beginning,’ he said. ‘I was like, “Everyone needs to chill, it’s just the flu, and I mean, what the f*** do I know?”
‘Then the border starts to be closed and I think I got out on the third last plane to come back’ to Los Angeles.
Farrell said ‘it was very strange,’ recalling a visit to a grocery store ahead of ‘going into quarantine,’ as he ran into someone he knew who ‘looked like he was going into surgery’ donning PPE such as a mask and gloves.
Farrell, who is father to sons James, 18, and Henry, nine, added, ‘Then me and my boy locked down, what a year it’s been.’
The Batman, also starring Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright, is set to hit theaters March 4, 2022.