“The Batman” star Colin Farrell has signed on to reprise the role of Gotham crime boss, The Penguin, in an HBO Max spin-off series.
Farrell will first portray the villainous character in “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson, which is due to be released on March 4, 2022. The series would then reportedly delve into The Penguin’s rise to power in the Gotham criminal underworld. Variety first reported the series was in development back in September, though Farrell was not attached at that time.
Lauren LeFranc (Impulse, Chuck, Agents of SHIELD) is now attached to write the script while The Batman director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark will executive produce. That pair is also producing another series set in the world of their film that’ll focus on the Gotham City Police Department. So it’s rather clear that Reeves film is not only Year One in the career of the Caped Crusader, but Chapter One in a whole new Bat-Universe for Warner Bros. and DC.
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