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Colin Farrell to reprise his role as Penguin in “Batman” spinoff series

According to Variety, star Colin Farrell has signed on to play and produce a spinoff series of “Batman,” in which he will reprise his role as the iconic antagonist Penguin.

Reports indicate that the spin-off will explore how the villain came to power and control of the Gotham City underworld.

Lauren LeFranc (‘Agents of SHIELD’) will be responsible for the script. Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark also join as producers alongside Farrell.

With few details released, it is known that the series will be released exclusively by HBO Max.

It’s worth remembering that Farrell will be making his Penguin debut in the upcoming feature film mentioned above, directed by Reeves, which is set to premiere on March 4, 2022.

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“Two years of patrolling the streets like Batman (Robert Pattinson), instilling fear in the hearts of criminals, took Bruce Wayne to the shadow of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis) and Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – among the city’s corrupt network of officers and key figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance among his dear citizens. “

When an assassin attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest sleuth on an investigation into the criminal world, where he meets characters like Selina Kyle / Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton / Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to get personal and the scale of the author’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and do justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham.

In an interview, Reeves commented that the feature film will be different from previous films and won’t come across as a traditional origin story like we’ve seen in the past. As he explained, the film will reference its origins, showing a much more emotional and complex perspective.

“I felt like we had seen a lot of origin stories for the character. It seems like things are going deeper and deeper into that fantasy, and I was like ‘well, a place where we didn’t go is founding it like the first year comics do, stepping right into a young Batman, not being an origin tale, but referring to his origins and shaking him up. to the core. You can make your story really practical, but I also thought this might be the most touching Batman movie ever made. ”

In addition to Pattinson in the lead role, the cast includes Andy Serkis (Alfred), Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman), Jeffrey Wright (Commissioner Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Peter Skarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Gil Perez-Abraham and the brothers Max and Charlie Carver.

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