Colin Farrell’s Penguin Spinoff Deals With the Aftermath of ‘The Batman’

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Colin Farrell has been quite busy lately and will soon return to The Batman franchise with his very own spinoff. After a long bout of silence, the project has quickly picked up the pace with Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Lauren LeFranc set as its showrunner and slowly adding directors. In an interview with Variety, Farrell surprisingly lets a few topics loose and reveals that the series takes place right after The Batman‘s ending.

It starts about a week after ‘The Batman’ ends. So, Gotham is still, somewhat, underwater. I read the first script of the first episode and it opens up on my feet splashing through the water in Falcone’s office. Even that alone, when I read it, I was like, ‘Oh, Jesus!’

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We still haven’t heard much about what we can expect in the sequel from Matt Reeves, but it’s interesting that the spinoff series might be the one to focus on a flooded Gotham. Perhaps the return of Robert Pattinson‘s Batman might take place at the same time, but we won’t know until they start working on the project. Still, Farrell is quite excited bout the project and praises showrunner LeFranc‘s work.

It’s lovely. It’s so well-written. Lauren LeFranc has done such an extraordinary job, and she’s writing the whole thing and show-running. She is formidable. It’s just an exciting prospect. I love that character. I was greedy with it. I felt like I didn’t have enough. I wanted to do it more and more and more.

Colin Farrell

We’re definitely excited to see what the project might explore, but a power vacuum left in the wake of Falcone’s death and a flooded Gotham is definitely the perfect direction for this project. Here’s hoping we get to see some other iconic mobsters from this universe. Perhaps we’ll get a few set-ups of future confrontations with Black Mask, White Shark, The Hammer, Cosa Nostra, and many more.

Source: Variety

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