Matt Reeves’ The Batman(2022) is considered one of the best superhero movies made in recent times. The movie garnered such a positive response from the fans as well as the critics, it not only announced sequels but also a spin-off show on the character “Penguin” aka Oswald Cobblebottom. In the movie, Colin Farrell gained widespread appreciation for portraying the role of Penguin so flawlessly. Addressing Farrell’s performance, another fellow Penguin actor Danny DeVito claims that according to him, the character he portrayed in the 1992 Tim Burton directorial was better than what we have seen recently.
Danny DeVito’s take on Colin Farrell’s Penguin
The 1992 Tim Burton directorial Batman Returns was the sequel to the 1989 Batman both of which starred Michael Keaton in the titular role. It can’t be denied that Tim Burton’s franchise is way more different than the Matt Reeves one. Even the characters in the Reevesverse are more grounded than in the earlier movies. In the new franchise, Matt Reeves cast the Twilight fame Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight.
Recently in an interview, Danny DeVito when asked about his take on the new penguin said that he believes, his portrayal is superior.
“I love Colin, he’s a terrific guy. My Penguin was better,” DeVito added, “It’s my opinion. Good man, though. Colin’s a good guy.”
So although Danny DeVito jokingly said that he did it better than Colin Farrell, the actor appreciates what Farrell did as he also praised him before when the movie was released.
Danny DeVito’s love for Tim Burton and Michael Keaton
The L.A. Confidential actor further praised the Tim Burton Batman movies by saying that he likes the style of those movies more:
“My feeling of comparing the two movies, I’m like a Tim Burton fan … I like the whimsical, the operatic, the disaffected Pee-wee Herman throws me off a bridge. That makes me smile.”
Following that, he further went on to praise Michael Keaton by saying that he is his favorite Batman.
“He’s my favorite, this is my favorite. This is Michael Keaton.”
It can be said that the actor has a deep love and affection in his heart for the old movies as a result of which he never stops praising them.
Michael Keaton is also reported to appear in DCEU in the upcoming Flash movie as Batman. But most importantly it will be interesting to find out how the Reevesverse goes out residing completely outside of the main roadmap of DCEU.
The Penguin TV series is in development under HBO Max while The Batman(2022) can be also streamed on HBO Max
Source: Vanity Fair