Oswald Cobblepot is getting his own TV series. Prior to the release of the batter in theaters next year, it’s just been reported that HBO Max is developing a spin-off series around The Penguin. Variety reports that the show would delve into Cobblepot’s rise to power in Gotham’s criminal underworld. Colin Farrell, who plays the dastardly supervillain in the film, has also reportedly been approached to reprise his role for the series, though he hasn’t struck a deal yet.
According to the report, Lauren LeFranc (YouTube Premium’s impulse) would write the script for the Penguin spin-off series, which is reportedly still in its infancy. the batter director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark would also be on board to executive produce under their 6th & Idaho and Dylan Clark Productions flags, respectively. Warner Bros. Television will also produce.
If the Penguin show is picked up in a series, it will be the second spin-off show from the batter. It was previously reported that HBO Max is also working on a drama series set within the Gotham City Police Department. Joe Barton is attached to serve as showrunner. It is not yet clear whether Robert Pattinson or other actors from the batter will appear in the series. These two shows are part of WarnerMedia’s overall plan to launch an interconnected Batman universe across all platforms.
Penguin has been one of Batman’s most notorious enemies for eight decades. In honor of the supervillain’s 80th birthday, Batman returns actor Danny DeVito is going to write a Penguin story for a comic book. Fans will remember that DeVito played a big-screen version of Penguin in Tim Burton’s sequel Batman. Burgess Meredith previously played Penguin in the original Batman series from the 1960s, while, more recently, Robin Lord Taylor played a younger version of the character in the prequel series Gotham.
the batter is directed by Matt Reeves, who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig. Robert Pattinson makes his debut as Bruce Wayne in the film, which is set in a self-contained universe not connected to the DCEU. In addition to him and Colin Farrell as Penguin, the cast includes Paul Dano as Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. For his part, Farrell is very unrecognizable in his role in the film.
“I arrived on set and there was a man walking around who was so confident,” said Rupert Penry-Jones, who plays a “mysterious victim” in the film. “I had no idea who he was. He was very friendly, he told all these stories, I thought, ‘Who is this man?’ I thought he might be a supporting actor [an extra to you and me]. He kept talking to me, just very friendly, very nice, and I started noticing things about his costume. He had braces on his leg and these weird scars on his face, and I thought, ‘This is quite a bit of effort they put in for a supporting artist…’ and suddenly I realized, ‘Wait a minute, this man must Playing Penguin, oh my god, that’s Colin Farrell!'”
the batter appears in theaters Meanwhile, several other DC shows are in development at HBO Max. This includes peacekeeper, a spin-off of The Suicide Squad, which brings back John Cena and director James Gunn. Along the way shows are also based on Green Lantern and Justice League Dark, among other things. This news comes from Variety.
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