What does Colin Farrell's casting as the Penguin tell us about The Batman?

Published on Nov 08, 2019

In a departure from tradition, the actor rumoured to have waddled into the frame as the villain in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming film has leading-man looks

In many ways, Colin Farrell would be a surprising choice to play Oswald Cobblepot, Aka the Penguin, in Matt Reeves’ The Batman – though the Hollywood trade press is reporting he is the likely candidate. Farrell is neither squat and rotund like the version portrayed by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, nor slight and awkward like the memorable Penguin played on TV by Robin Lord Taylor in Gotham. Many observers had expected the role to go to Josh Gad, the Frozen and Book of Mormon stalwart who campaigned heavily for the role on Twitter and seemed the perfect choice, should Reeves be headed in an operatic, larger-than-life direction for his reinvention of the Batman myth.

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Author: Ben Child