Colin Farrell will reprise his role as The Penguin from… the batter for the upcoming HBO Max spin-off series.
The Gotham City created by Matt Reeves for the batter already has plans for an aggressive expansion on HBO Max before the film hits theaters in March. We’ve known for a while that a series inspired by the GCPD was in the works, and we learned in September that there would be another spin-off focusing on Colin Farrell’s Penguin rise to the criminal underworld.
At the time, it was reported that Colin Farrell had yet to sign up for the Penguin project. Now Variety can say Farrell will be back in his unrecognizable Penguin look for the batter HBO Max spin-off. Lauren LeFranc will write the new series with Farrell, Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark on board as executive producers.
Here’s the synopsis for it The batter:
Sneaking through the streets for two years as Batman (Robert Pattinson), terrifying the hearts of criminals, has brought Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lieutenant James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—in the town’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established itself as the only embodiment of revenge among its fellow citizens. .
When a killer attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters characters such as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/ aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence grows closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must renew relationships, expose the perpetrator and bring justice for the abuses of power and corruption that have long plagued Gotham City.
directed by Matt Reeves, the batter stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the penguin.
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