According to Variety, Colin Farrell has been cast as the protagonist, but no deals have been finalized as of yet. According to insiders, Lauren LeFranc (Agents of SHIELD) has been engaged to write the script for the project, which is still in its early stages.
Penguin’s ascent to prominence in Gotham’s criminal underworld is the focus of the series. The series will be executive produced by Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, and film producer Dylan Clark – and, of course, Warner Bros. is behind the project.
Who exactly is Penguin?
The Penguin, real name Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a Gotham City supervillain and Batman’s enemy. It was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger and debuted in Detective Comics #58, published in December 1941. He is a criminal genius known for his passion of ornithology and questionable business, as well as his fitted umbrella, which conceals a range of hazardous weapons and devices.
Unlike other Batman villains, his acts are not motivated by insane obsessions, thus his intellect and aristocratic attitude stand out among the adversaries. As a reason, his connection with the batman is typically less tense than his relationships with other villains. Actors such as Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and Robin Lord Taylor have performed the part in theaters.
The Batman film will be released in theaters in 2022.
The Batman, which is set to be released in theaters on March 4, 2022, saw protagonist Robert Pattinson’s look revealed for the first time in 2020 at the DC FanDome. At the occasion, the filmmaker revealed the teaser, which included photos that had previously been shot at the time. The video included the three major adversaries of the plot: actress Zöe Kravitz dressed as Catwoman, Paul Dano disguised as Riddler, and Colin Farrell’s metamorphosis into Penguin.
Breaking with Batman’s origin story, Matt Reeves has indicated repeatedly that the picture would be inspired by film noir, stressing the hero’s potential as a detective. Another intriguing aspect of this method is that the feature film will explore the audience’s imagination regarding the character’s true identity, swinging between Batman and Bruce Wayne. The Batman recordings have already been done, now all that remains is to wait!