Matt Reeves' The Batman has taken the world by storm and has paved the way for a number of extensive new spinoff shows for HBO Max. One of them that was centered on the Gotham Police Department was all good to go until the project recently got shelved due to creative differences. But with the fall of one results to the rise of another. It has officially been announced that The Penguin (a working title), a new limited series with Colin Farrell reprising his spine-chilling role, is coming to HBO Max. Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, and Lauren LeFranc will be serving as the show's executive producers.
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Based on the characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger for Detective Comics, the show will follow the villain, whose real name is Oswald Cobblepot, as he rises through the ranks of Gotham's criminal underworld. Clearly, the Penguin is in for the long haul given his own show now, as he's one of the many characters from The Batman who's set to evolve throughout multiple appearances.
Colin also seems just as eager as we are as he too stated his view on this matter. He said, “I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become ‘The Penguin’. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”
Colin Farrell steals the show in The Batman with his well-nuanced comedy relief as Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. the Penguin. While he' is not the main villain, his role in Gotham's crime sphere plays a key role to the story, and by the end of the movie, it is clear that his journey as a mob boss is just beginning. The death of Carmine Falcone and the damage done to Gotham City provides the perfect hotbed for the kind of chaotic environment that the Penguin thrives in.