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“Gotham is still underwater”: The Batman Spin-off Penguin Begins About a Week After the Movie Reveals Colin Farrell

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Colin Farrell, who plays The Penguin, has revealed the surprisingly short period between The Batman and his character’s upcoming HBO Max spin-off. He has officially signed on to star in and executive produce a The Batman spinoff series in which he will reprise his role as The Penguin.

The Penguin spinoff series will begin filming in New York on February 6, 2023, according to Production Weekly. The project has been in development since late 2021, and HBO Max gave it a full series order in March.

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The Batman actor has expressed excitement about returning to Gotham for the spinoff. In March, the actor said, “I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin.” “It’ll be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for some mayhem and madness.”

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Penguin’s Rise in Gotham City

The fact that HBO Max has given The Penguin a straight-to-series order further cements the idea that the studio trusts Reeves’ vision for this interconnected universe, which could mean that more spin-offs will arrive sooner rather than later.

Batman served as an ideal starting point for The Penguin. In the film, the Riddler assassinated John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone, leaving Gotham’s mafia organization without a leader.

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Colin Farell as The Penguin in The Batman (2022)

This opens the door for someone like Penguin to take over, especially given his close ties to Falcone. At the end of the film, Oswald is seen looking over at Gotham after the Riddler’s plot is foiled by the Bat.

The final shot of Penguin in the film appears to imply that he has grand plans for the city and its criminal underworld, and the spinoff series will ultimately serve as the ideal venue to showcase his wrath and potential retaliation against Batman.

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Colin Farrell teases about upcoming Batman Spin-off

Colin Farrell has revealed that the period between Batman and his character’s upcoming HBO Max spin-off is surprisingly short.

“It starts a week after The Batman ends, so Gotham is still somewhat underwater,” Colin Farrell explained, referring to the third act of The Batman, which saw Paul Dano’s Riddler hatch a plan to flood Gotham.

Colin Farrell even teased The Penguin’s return, which is a fitting return for his character. “I read the first script for the first episode, and it starts with my feet splashing through the water in Falcone’s office,” Farrell said, adding that the script was “lovely” and “well-written.”

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He also stated that he is looking forward to doing more with the character following his appearance in The Batman. “I adored that character, and I was avaricious with it.” explained Farrell he also added, “I felt like I didn’t have enough, I wanted to do it more and more, and now I have the opportunity.”

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Colin Farrell as Penguin

In a press release, The Penguin producer and The Batman director Matt Reeves stated that the spin-off will “explore the inner life” of the mob boss as “he grabs violently for power in Gotham.”

The fact that HBO Max has given The Penguin a straight-to-series order further cements the idea that the studio trusts Reeves’ vision for this interconnected universe, which could mean that more spin-offs will arrive sooner rather than later.

 

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