The DC Universe will once again feature Colin Farrell.
Following his performance as the Penguin in The Batman, which debuted in theatres with a bang at the beginning of March, HBO Max has formally ordered a spin-off series about his diabolical character.
Based on the character, whose true name is Oswald Cobblepot, which Bill Finger and Bob Kane created for DC, the programme will trace the antagonist’s ascent to prominence in Gotham’s criminal underworld.
“Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in The Batman, and having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill,” director Matt Reeves said in a statement. “Dylan [Clark] and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz’s story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham.”
Farrell added: “The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot. I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”
Showrunner Lauren LeFranc said: “I have long been a fan of the world of The Batman, and Matt’s film is such a powerful and bold entry into the canon. I am excited and humbled to continue telling stories in the grimy world of Gotham City – and what better excuse to channel my inner villain than to tell the story of Oswald Cobblepot? I am thrilled to work with Colin, Matt, Dylan, 6th & Idaho, Warners, and HBO Max as we work to bring this story to the screen.”
It’s not yet known when The Penguin spinoff series will hit HBO Max.
Upcoming Batman sequel…
Fans of The Batman are interested to see how the upcoming series fits in with the 2022 motion picture starring Robert Pattinson and the upcoming sequel.
The Penguin series is currently in pre-production and is about to start principle photography in February.
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