‘He’s all over the scripts’: The Batman Star Colin Farrell Reveals Matt Reeves is Heavily Involved in The Penguin Spin-Off, Wants a Meticulous Bat-Verse in Future

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Reeves to continue developing the HBO Max Penguin project
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The Batman was an endeavor that completely altered the perceptions of DC fans, giving them a greater, darker, grittier, and desolate perspective into Gotham City and a fresh, new look at the Dark Knight we’ve all known and grown up with. With Robert Pattinson doing fair justice in the portrayal of the superhero, the movie also featured some of the other, most iconic Batman characters and villains — namely, the Catwoman, The Riddler, and of course, Colin Farrell’s Penguin. The reception for Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot was so overwhelming, even before the release of the film, that an HBO Max series for the notable villain is currently in the making.

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Matt Reeves is involved in the upcoming Penguin spin-off

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Matt Reeves, the director of The Batman, is apparently, “all over the scripts” to ensure the upcoming prequel embodies the perfection of his early 2022 release.


Colin Farrell Reveals Details About The Upcoming HBO Max Spin-off

Robert Pattinson stars in Matt Reeves The Batman
Robert Pattinson in The Batman

After the stupendous success of Matt Reeves-directed The Batman, it is no surprise that the fans are wondering what the brilliant screenwriter is planning next. According to Colin Farrell, who played the Penguin, the director is very much involved in the making of the prequel which would revolve around the origin of Oswald Cobblepot stepping into the world of becoming the unforgettable criminal mastermind of Gotham City, Penguin. The actor also expressed how surreal his experience with DC has been, harboring immense love for his character.

The Batman Director Matt Reeves
The Batman Director Matt Reeves

The details regarding the nitty-gritty of the overarching plot are still under wraps. However, with Reeves’ devotion to scrutinizing every single detail, we can only expect greatness. Sitting down with Entertainment Tonight, he revealed how dedicated the director is to his craft. This is what the accomplished actor had to say:

“He’s so obsessive about what he does, but he’s all over The Penguin [the series] as well. I mean, he’s not gonna direct it but he’s all over the structure of the scripts and who’s gonna direct them.”

Despite not being the one to direct the upcoming HBO Max project, Reeves is, as always, devoted to whatever he does and is exemplary of craftsmanship.


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The Batman Director’s Involvement In Other Projects

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman
Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman

The Penguin actor was also asked about The Batman sequel and Reeves’ progress thus far, to which Colin Farrell said that the director is “so meticulous” when it comes to ideating a story. Hence, at the moment, the top-notch director is all about the planning and actualization of the world he has set up and is going to further expand on. To emphasize Reeves’ brilliance, Farrell said whatever is coming up is “exciting.”

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Colin Farrell as The Penguin
Colin Farrell as The Penguin

While fans cannot seem to wait, it is obvious that the director is planning a careful, sought-after Batverse, with a series of projects which are sure to amaze the fans beyond any comprehension. While the screenwriter is working on the sequel which follows Gotham City’s Dark Knight into his future adventures, it is obvious that he is very concerned about the upcoming HBO Max series as well; ensuring that every little detail spells pure perfection, despite not being the showrunner.

Many enjoyers of the franchise wholeheartedly wish that Reeves directed the Penguin prequel. However, it is obvious that the director has a lot on his plate right now, and a well-formulated The Batman sequel seems to be the top-most priority.

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The release date for the upcoming Penguin prequel has not been announced yet but from what we know so far, it’s definitely happening and fans will surely be promised a fruitful premise. Appease your anticipation with The Batman, streaming exclusively on HBO Max.

Source: The Direct


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