The character of The Penguin on HBO Max has received a full-season series order as a “The Batman” spin-off. Colin Farrell will return for the mini-series after starring as the famous Batman villain in the recently released movie. Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the show will follow the character, real name Oswald Cobblepot, as he rises through the ranks of Gotham’s criminal underworld.
“The world Matt Reeves created for ‘The Batman’ is one that warrants a deeper look than through Oswald Cobblepot’s eyes,” Farrell said. I couldn’t be more excited to continue this exploration of Oz as I rise through the dark ranks and become the Penguin. It’ll be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for some madness and some mayhem.” said.
Lauren LeFranc will serve as writer and showrunner on the series. Penguin is one of the most famous members of the Batman Rogues Gallery, often known for his top hat, monocle, and a wide variety of deadly umbrellas. On the live-action side, the character has previously been played by actors such as Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and Robin Lord Taylor. “Colin popped off the screen as the Penguin in ‘The Batman,’ and it’s an absolute thrill to have the chance to delve deeper into this character’s inner life on HBO Max,” Reeves said. said.
“The Batman” was released in the US and many other countries on March 4. The film has grossed over $300 million at the global box office to date. The film also received positive reviews from critics. In our country, it is about to reach 500 thousand viewers before the first weekends, and Spider-Man: No Way Home is on its way to becoming one of the best foreign films of the post-pandemic period.