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“Quality is what matters”: The Batman Spin-off Based On Colin Farrell’s Penguin Set To Begin Filming Next Year

Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the most popular and highest-grossing releases of this year. There are numerous reasons to love the Robert Pattinson-led superhero film-the dialogue, the cinematography, the eerie vibe, and most importantly the actors who played in it.

There is, however, a standout performance by one of the film’s villains that got overshadowed by performances from Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, and yes we are talking about Colin Farrell’s presentation of The Penguin. The jaw-breaking portrayal of The Penguin by the 46-year-old has caught the eye of die-hard DC fans as well as critics. This somewhat well-rated recognition has led to the production company of the film, Warner Bros, greenlighting a separate spin-off series for the villain.

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Colin Farrell as The Penguin in The Batman



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When Does The Filming Process For The Penguin Spin-Off Series Begin?

Warner Bros is definitely determined to create successful follow-ups from all the attention that The Batman garnered, considering how well the film did commercially and among critics. However, this isn’t surprising at all, the move regarding the production of a spin-off series based on The Penguin has been in the works all along, even before The Batman came out in March. The production of the series will start around February, followed up by the filming process.

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Colin Farrell as The Penguin

The spin-off series will give us a thorough look into how Oswald Cobblepot rose to power in Gotham’s criminal ranks and is more than likely to develop into the character that Colin Farrell portrays in The Batman. Of course, this is just speculation, but we can only leave it to whoever is going to write the show’s story to do justice to the villain’s interesting character.


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Colin Farrell Talks About His Transformation Into The Penguin

With breathtaking performances in numerous movies like The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, The Lobster, and so on, Colin Farrell is no doubt an amazing actor, so it’s only natural that he would have a few words about the films he stars in, and especially so about the characters he plays in those films.

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Colin Farrell attending the premiere of The Batman

Speaking during an interview he gave back in March, the Irish actor expressed deep appreciation for the work that makeup artist Michael Marino put into bringing The Penguin to life-

“I cannot claim total ownership over this character at all. So much of the work was done for me through the brilliance and the imagination of Mike…It was one of the most fun gigs I’ve had”

There is no current tentative date for the release of The Penguin spin-off series, but it’s most likely going to be next year, so stay tuned DC fans, you’ll have your meal soon enough!


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Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.