It was the persistent rumour that had been circulating for some time now, that Colin Farrell would be taking on the role of Oswald Copplepot aka The Penguin in director Matt Reeves’ forthcoming adaptation of The Batman and now after months of speculation Reeves has confirmed Farrell’s casting.
Reeves took to Twitter to confirm Farrell’s casting as his version of The Penguin, and it couldn’t be more timely with production on The Batman kicking off at the moment and Farrell has been spotted on the set already as camera begin to role.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) January 6, 2020
So far the The Batman is looking particularly stacked with an incredibly eclectic cast which includes Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selena Kyle/Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone.
Reeves is keeping his cards pretty close to the chest with this one, but his casting is certainly inspired and We’re well intrigued by just what Farrell’s turn as The Penguin could symbolize. In our view we reckon Farrell might take him in the range of some kind of deranged WASP-like aristocratic freak, who carries a big chip on his shoulder and who possesses his own severe and psychotic ticks.
Farrell has proven himself an actor of terrific range and we’re very excited to see where this all goes from here.
The Batman is set to arrive in cinemas next year on June 24, 2021.