The cast of Matt Reeves The Batman has shaped up to be a powerhouse of Hollywood’s finest actors. One thespian whose onscreen shape has been a constant mystery is Colin Farrell, and fans have been speculating at how his final Penguin look will turn out on screen. We’ve only seen one live-action movie adaptation of Batman’s avian rogue Penguin, and that was in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns back in 1992.
That Penguin was portrayed by actor Danny DeVito. Burton’s visual take on the villain was largely inspired by the character’s comic book portrayals, though he certainly added his own Burton-esque flair. Fans have been waiting for years, but not until now have we gotten a new Penguin. Of course, the big question is, just what will this Penguin look like? Just what look will Colin Farrell’s Penguin be inspired by when he makes his debut in Reeves’ The Batman? That speculation has been driving fans wild. Will he be under heavy makeup. Will Reeves, a whiz at directing heavily CGI’d films be employing some form of effects wizardry to transform the actor into the rotund rogue?
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Recently, Farrell was spotted on set looking like a sly silver fox. Of course, since we are in the midst of production for Reeve’s The Batman, the internet went wild with speculation over whether or not this gray look was part of Penguin’s look. Well, Farrell has heard the speculation and has decided to comment on this during a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Farrell says:
“That’s me not camera ready,” Farrell joked when Ellen showed the photo. “That’s me four hours ago before I hit the makeup.”
The Batman flies into theaters June 25, 2021, and who isn’t excited for this thing to hit? After many takes across multiple formats, fans have yet to be given the world’s greatest detective. Don’t get me wrong, there have been several strong versions. Nolan and Burton presented fantastic takes on the Dark Knight. However, there was always that one factor missing; deduction.
In fact, you might recall Reeves comments on his take of the Caped Crusader – ”
It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
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SOURCE: Comicbook.com, IGN, Hollywood Reporter