Previously it had been commented that the Penguin that we will see in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, would hardly be a secondary character within the great cosmos that the film will mean. Colin Farrell, who is underneath Jacqueline Durran’s layers of makeup and costumes, commented that her involvement in the film is minimal, but the character build so complex and engaging to take it. Now the actor will be making up for it as it is discussed online that The Penguin will have his own television series for HBO Max.
It is evident that Warner Bros maintains an indisputable confidence with a film that still hopes to reach theaters in a few months, and of which the world has only seen a small glimpse with a trailer that is about to be a year old. . The security in the project already extends to a television series that will tell the origin of the Gotham City police department and is complemented by a new show that will presumably star Farrell himself.
Details on the production are still very few, but there are. For example, according to Deadline, screenwriter Lauren LeFranc will be in charge of the television scripts. The writer has previous experience in shows like Agents of SHIELD on ABC, or Impulse that was part of the YouTube originals.
The same site reports that the story would be one of origin. They will be counted from the novice days of the Gotham City criminal, when still called Oswald Cobblepot, he climbed unprecedentedly in the world of the mafia and organized crime to build a criminal empire. The tones will be very much in line with that classic by Brian de Palma called Caracoierta (1983) that popularized the image of Al Pacino with a white suit and a firearm in hand.
Director Matt Reeves will serve as producer on this production, as well as the one mentioned about the city police. Details about the direction, or who will occupy the title of showrunner, do not yet exist, but it is likely that we will know them on the way, as The Batman manages to reach theaters next March 2022.
Colin Farrell’s Penguin is not designed to be the central villain of the Reeves film. In fact, the character’s description places him as a still-early version of Cobblepot, who dislikes the name “Penguin,” which hardly becomes a popular nickname. The criminal will have a couple of scenes, but Farrell says he is very excited to see the result on screen.