Thursday, March 10, 2022

Colin Farrell to Star in THE BATMAN Spinoff THE PENGUIN at HBO Max

Colin Farrell to Star in THE BATMAN Spinoff THE PENGUIN at HBO Max

Colin Farrell is set to star in HBO Max's upcoming series "The Penguin", which is a spinoff of "The Batman". The film opened in theaters on March 4, and has so far grossed $279 million worldwide. Farrell will also executive produce alongside "The Batman" helmer Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark.

Farrell will reprise the role of the villainous character that first appeared in "The Batman", and the show will focus on Penguin's rise to power in the Gotham criminal underworld. The script will be written by Lauren LeFranc ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "Impulse"). The series has been in development since September, but Farrell was not attached at that time.

Farrell said the following in a statement:
"The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot. I couldn't be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become the Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.".

HBO Max was also working on another Batman spinoff series set within the Gotham Police Department, but according to Reeves that one won't be moving forward. Instead, the series will focus on Arkham Asylum.

Farrell recently wrapped filming on "The Banshees of Inisherin" from writer/director Martin McDonough ("In Bruges").


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