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Matt Reeves Confirms Colin Farrell As The Penguin In The Batman

Matt Reeves has taken to Twitter to confirm that Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths) will indeed be playing Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, in the upcoming Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse)-led The Batman. Filming is currently underway in London.

The star-studded cast is led by Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Lighthouse) as the titular Dark Knight. The film will also be featuring Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Paul Dano as the Riddler, respectively. In addition to Peter Sarsgaard, whose role is currently being kept under wraps, the cast recently saw John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) join as Carmine Falcone as well as Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as Alfred Pennyworth, butler and father figure to the dark knight, as well as newcomer Jayme Lawson.

Reeves’ story has been described as a character-driven project focusing on Batman’s experiences as the world’s greatest detective. The filmmaker has also said to expect a “Rogue’s Gallery” of villains in the movie.

Reeves will direct the Warner Bros. Pictures film, and also co-wrote the screenplay alongside writer Mattson Tomlin. Reeves is producing alongside Dylan Clark. Michael E. Uslan will serve as executive producer.

The Batman has begun production in the UK and the movie is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.

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Gotham Officially Reveals Robin Lord Taylor As Oswald Cobblepot, AKA The Penguin

Following their reveals of Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Fox and Warner Bros. Television have now debuted the first official look at Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin.

“Oswald Cobblepot/aka The Penguin has the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal,” the character’s official description reads, “A low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), he hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.”

Starring Ben McKenzie in the lead role, “Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

“Gotham” is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

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Fox’s Gotham TV Series To Include Classic Batman Villains

Originally billed as a series focusing on pre-Commissioner era James Gordon, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed today that the network’s upcoming series “Gotham” will chronicle the journey of a young Bruce Wayne as well saying: “The show will track Bruce from a child until he puts on a cape (in the finale).”

Reilly also announced that the series will tell origin stories for several key Batman villains including The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and more.

“We will see how they get to become what they are as Gotham is teetering on the edge. It is an operatic soap with a larger than life quality.”

Under development from “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller, “Gotham” has already been greenlit as a pilot with veteran director Danny Cannon behind the camera. Reilly confirmed that the network has the full intention of taking the show to series and will begin assembling their writer’s room this February.

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