Colin Farrell Says His Penguin Role in ‘The Batman’ is Small

Is Colin Farrell the new Penguin?
Article by Eric Lee

Penguin actor Colin Farrell has revealed that his role in the upcoming The Batman will be limited.

On GMA News Online, Farrell talked about how the Penguin doesn’t have a huge part in Matt Reeves’ film. However, he is still having a blast with the character. He also revealed how he barely started shooting the movie before production was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back. The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it. And I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back. Yeah, I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it.

Farrell on His First Batman Memories

Colin Farrell also revealed his first exposure to Batman. He was not a comic book fan growing up, but he was exposed to Adam West’s television show as a kid. Later, he was a teen when Tim Burton’s Batman hit theaters.

Tim Burton’s Batman was kind of my, no, I watched the Adam West TV show growing up actually as well. So Batman as a kid, yes very much, not in comic book form but the TV show I watched ardently when I was a child. And then in my teens I saw Burton’s version and loved it.

And then obviously I was a huge fan of what Chris Nolan did with that world and how he brought it back to life and gave it an immediacy and a contemporary significance.  So just to be part of, again that folklore, that mythology, is again really cool.

The British government started lifting restrictions to start filming in the UK recently. The Batman may re-start production there soon.

The Batman will hit theaters on October 1, 2021.

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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.