‘The Batman’: Colin Farrell Reveals How Much We’ll See Of Him As Penguin

Villains won’t be in short supply in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, with Catwoman, Carmine Falcone, and The Riddler taking up space in Gotham City. With so many, it was always expected that some would get limited time on screen, and that will be the case for Colin Farrell, who plays Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin.

In his appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Farrell revealed how many scenes he has in The Batman, and it ain’t much.

“I’m only in for five or six scenes so I can’t wait to see the film because it won’t be ruined by my presence. I’ll get a little uncomfortable for the nine minutes I have, but the rest of it, I cannot wait to see how [Matt] brought this world to life.”

All of those prosthetics for only 5 or 6 scenes? Damn. Farrell is practically unrecognizable as Penguin, undergoing a transformation unlike any we’ve seen from him before. It’s a shame we won’t get too much of him, but there’s a good chance he’ll show up for sequels, too.

The Batman opens on March 4th 2022.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.