Colin Farrell To Return As The Penguin In ‘The Batman’ HBO Max Spinoff Series

You don’t get Colin Farrell to be part of The Batman cast and only give him a few minutes of screen time. So it wasn’t shocking when we learned a few months ago that an HBO Max spinoff series focused on his bird-like villain, The Penguin, was in the works. However, there was no confirmation that Farrell was involved, until now.

According to Variey’s sources, Farrell has signed on to star in the Penguin series on HBO Max, penned by Lauren LeFranc, a past writer on Agents of SHIELD. The show will delve into Oswald Cobblepot’s rise to power in the Gotham underworld, which to me sounds like another version of Fox’s Gotham series. Hopefully, this one will be much better.

Warner Bros. is going all-in on Matt Reeves Bat-verse, even before The Batman opens. Another spinoff series focus on the Gotham City Police Department is coming to streaming, as well. And you can bet that if The Batman is a huge hit and people love Robert Pattinson in the role, there will be a lot more.


Travis Hopson
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