Colin Farrell In Talks To Play Penguin, Rounding Out ‘The Batman’ Villain Trio

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The Batman  has found its Penguin. Colin Farrell is in talks to play the DC villain, Highlight Hollywood has confirmed.
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Filmmaker Matt Reeves is behind The Batman, which is set to star Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, with other actors including Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Batman ally Commissioner Gordon and Andy Serkis  as Alfred Pennyworth.

 

 

Danny DeVito previously played The Penguin in Tim Burton’s 1992 film Batman Returns,  while Burgess Meredith portrayed him on the 1960s Batman TV series and Robin Lord Taylor played a younger version of the character on Fox’s Gotham.

 

The Penguin, also known as Oswald Cobblepot, first debuted in the comics in 1941’s Detective Comics No. 58 and was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Gil Kane. He is known as a master manipulator and for his penguin-like physique and waddle. While he favors using henchmen to do his bidding, when confronted one-on-one The Penguin is known for using his umbrella as a weapon.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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