Matt Reeves Talks The Penguin Spin-Off Inspirations

Matt Reeves talks The Penguin spin-off inspirations in a recent interview

Matt Reeves talks The Penguin spin-off inspirations in a recent interview. Reeves, director of The Batman is executive producer on The Penguin. Though he’s not showrunning this one, Reeves certainly is responsible for making this show happen. However Reeves also explains that a big reason this show even exists is how much fun actor Colin Farrell had playing the part of Oz in The Batman. As Reeves tells Fandom, to begin with there was supposed to be less Oz, but Farrell was having fun.

 “He is such a genius. He’s such a wonderful, soulful, lovely person and I loved working with him. And I remember it was this thing where when we were doing the movie, he was only in a certain part of that movie, but he just was so amazing. At the beginning, he was like, ‘I don’t want that many scenes.’ And then as we were doing it, he was having such fun, he goes, ‘Can there be more scenes?’ And I was like, ‘Well, let me see what else,’ but we only had so much space within the movie.”

Ultimately that is what led to The Penguin which films this year.

“The idea of getting to do the series and really sort of dive into the depths of who this character is and look at that moment where it’s kind of his Scarface moment. The moment where everyone’s underestimated him, he’s gonna reach for power in Gotham. Lauren LeFranc, who wrote it and who’s the showrunner, she’s so wonderful. She dug into the character. I kept showing her the movie as she was working on the script, before the movie was ever done.”

RELATED: The Batman 2 Will Remain Focused On Bruce Wayne Says Director Matt Reeves

“So the idea of us getting to go back in and work with Colin is super exciting. He’s so incredible in The Banshees of Inisherin. He’s just an amazing actor. It’s amazing, because he’s so different [in Banshees]. But what he has beautifully, even as Penguin, as Oz, is, there is this level of vulnerability that he plays that is such a beautiful part of his soul and he always finds this way to project into the characters and I just think he’s really just very special. But more than anything, I just love him as a person.”

I thought Farrell was amazing in The Batman. I’m looking forward to seeing his ‘rise to power’ in The Penguin. Who knows where we go after that?

What do you think of his comments as Matt Reeves talks The Penguin spin-off inspirations? Thoughts below as always.

Night Terror Banner   GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Read Previous

James Gunn Wants To Work With His Guardians Cast Again – In The DCU!

Read Next

Scream VI Trailer 2 | This Ghostface Is Unlike Any Other

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.