The Batman has yet to premiere, yet and it seems to already be quite the hot property for Warner Brothers. A while back it was announced that development had begun on A Gotham City Police Department centered prequel series to the film, surprising many as the film had yet to even show off a trailer. Of course, as we soon learned, that wasn’t the only Batman spinoff in development. A few weeks later, reports suggested another spin-off focused on Colin Farrell’s penguin was in development.
Variety is officially reporting that Farrell has indeed signed on to reprise the role of Oswald Cobblepot in the project. The actor will also serve as an executive producer on the series. The Penguin series was first announced back in September, but at that point, Farrel had yet to sign onto the project. The series will reportedly follow the Penguin’s rise to power in Gotham City as one of the top crime bosses in the criminal underworld.
The show is being written by Lauren LaFranc, with Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark serving as executive producers alongside Farrell. We’ve yet to see Farrell debut as the Penguin yet as he’s set to make his debut as the character in The Batman. However, what we’ve seen of Farrell so far has shocked many due to the actor being so unrecognizable under all the makeup to transform him in Penguin.
The Batman is currently set to release on Mar. 4th, 2022 with Farrell starring alongside Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis