One of the cool things about Batman is that every actor who plays him brings something new to the character. The same goes for his colorful gallery of rogues, which have been played by many people in a variety of different ways. Colin Farrell promises to deliver one of the most intriguing versions of Penguin yet in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Unfortunately, we won’t have a lot of time to see what he can do.
Speaking with GMA News, Farrell says Penguin doesn’t have a huge role in The Batman. Perhaps that’s because Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader also has Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), Riddler (Paul Dano), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and perhaps other villains (Peter Sarsgaard might secretly be Two-Face) to battle…
“I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back. The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it. And I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back. Yeah, I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it.”
Thankfully, Farrell is exactly right for making the best impression in only a couple of “tasty scenes”. And who knows? If there’s a sequel we might see his Penguin come back for more.
The Batman opens October 1st 2021.