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Farrell's flippers Colin Farrell to star as The Penguin in series spinoff of ‘The Batman’

The Dubliner is best known for his many previous film roles, including his work in ‘The Lobster’, ‘In Bruges’, and ‘Seven Psychopaths’

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Colin Farrell during the filming of The Batman (Peter Byrne/PA)

Colin Farrell during the filming of The Batman (Peter Byrne/PA)

Colin Farrell during the filming of The Batman (Peter Byrne/PA)

Colin Farrell has officially signed on to star in and executive produce a series spinoff of ‘The Batman’ in which he will play the notorious villain The Penguin as he rises to power in the Gotham criminal underworld. 

Due to be released on March 4, 2022, and starring Robert Pattinson, the series will focus on The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot), described as one of the most famous members of the Batman Rogues Gallery.

In his iconic top hat, monocle, and wide variety of deadly umbrellas, the character has previously been played by Burgess Meredith opposite Adam West on ABC’s Batman (1966–1968).

Danny DeVito brought him to the big screen in Batman Returns (1992), and Robin Lord Taylor put a fresh spin on the character for Fox’s Gotham (2014–2019).

Lauren LeFranc is attached to write the script for the series while ‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves and the film’s producer Dylan Clark will executive produce the Penguin series alongside Farrell.

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Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

The Dubliner is best known for his many previous film roles, including his work in ‘The Lobster’, ‘In Bruges’, and ‘Seven Psychopaths’.

He has also been praised for his TV appearances having recently starred in the BBC and AMC Plus drama ‘The North Water’ as well as ‘True Detective’ Season 2 at HBO.

He most recently wrapped shooting on ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, which reunited him with ‘In Bruges’ writer-director Martin McDonagh and co-star Brendan Gleeson.

Farrell’s Penguin series will be the second spinoff of The Batman in development at HBO Max.

A prequel series has already been confirmed that will “go back to Year One” and explore how Gotham became so corrupt.

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