The projects around “The Batman” multiply. After “Gotham City PD”, another spin-off series from Matt Reeves’ film is announced. This time, it is Oswald Cobblepot, alias the Penguin, who will be at the center of this future program scheduled for HBO Max.
The eagerly awaited The batman
Since the announcement of a new movie The batman, the excitement heightened. We first knew that the film was directed by Matt Reeves with Robert Pattinson to play Bruce Wayne. Some were initially skeptical about this choice. Then there was the trailer, which calmed down just about everyone. We were then able to get a first idea of what awaits us with the presence of many key characters from the DC universe.
On the schedule, Bruce, in his second year as the Dark Knight, will investigate a case involving several villains. Among them, we know that there will be at least the Penguin played by Colin Farrell, the Mystery Man played by Paul Dano, while John Turturro will be the gangster Carmine Falcone. Catwoman will also be present as Zoë Kravitz. Finally, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright and Peter Sarsgaard will be respectively Jim Gordon, Alfred and a politician from Gotham.
The Penguin in the spotlight
Already sure of its success, the Warner does not intend to limit itself to a film. With the arrival of its HBO Max platform, the company wishes to develop parallel projects for the small screen. For several months now the series has been planned Gotham City PD, which will take place during the first year of Batman’s existence (before the film therefore). We now learn via Deadline thatanother spin-off is in development.
This time it’s the Penguin which will be featured in a series. Matt Reeves will still be involved as executive producer. The so important role of showrunner has been entrusted to Lauren LeFranc, producer and screenwriter of series like Agents of SHIELD Where Impulse.
The American media announces above all that Colin Farrell is expected to reprise his role as Oswald Cobblepot (real name of the Penguin) in the series. We do not yet know when it will be released, but we can easily imagine that we will have to wait first the release of the film The batman. This is scheduled for March 2, 2022.