Penguin will only carry a small role in 'The Batman.'
'The Batman' is expected to star the host of the greatest enemies of the Dark Knight, something that has both pleased and scared audiences. There's only so much screen time, after all, so how's the writer/director Matt Reeves going to be able to maintain a massive gallery of baddies?
We figured some of them might end up drawing a short end of the stick, and now we know of one guy who we can only anticipate to appear dimly: Oswald "The Penguin" Cobblepot, portrayed by Colin Farrell.
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When talking to the GMA Network, the Irish star commented on his desire to get back to work on the DC superhero film after the need for self-isolation ends. The actor also confirmed he wouldn't be too busy in the movie with relatively low screen time. However, he did tease a couple of "tasty scenes" to munch into as the crime lord of Gotham City.
And I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation, and I can’t wait to get back.
As we saw from the set pictures taken while the production was going on in Scotland, Farrell bleached his hair for the role, as well as stacked on the pounds to resemble the character from the comics. By the looks of things, he's going to portray the Penguin at the beginning of his criminal life, as the actor claims we're going to see the "creation" of the supervillain.
Penguin's not becoming a significant villain in the film plays into a commonly accepted notion that the Riddler would turn out to be the ultimate villain of The Batman. Thus far, we've seen nothing of Paul Dano on the set as the Prince of Puzzles, which means that Edward Nashton, as the film labels him, may reveal himself later in the campaign, as the guy who was pulling strings throughout.
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As for the main cast, you've got Robert Pattinson as the Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred. The movie is expected to release on 1st October 2021.