PENGUIN: Colin Farrell Gets A Comic-Accurate Upgrade In Latest Set Photos

PENGUIN: Colin Farrell Gets A Comic-Accurate Upgrade In Latest Set Photos PENGUIN: Colin Farrell Gets A Comic-Accurate Upgrade In Latest Set Photos

Max's upcoming The Batman spin-off series, The Penguin, resumed production late last year, and some more set photos featuring star Colin Farrell sporting a comic-accurate upgrade are now online...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 02, 2024 07:02 AM EST
Filed Under: The Batman

Like so many other productions, the upcoming Max The Batman spin-off revolving around one of the Caped Crusader's most iconic villains, The Penguin, was forced to take a hiatus due to the Hollywood strikes, but filming resumed last November, and some new set photos have now surfaced online.

The snaps feature star Colin Farrell shooting scenes as Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot, and the actor is sporting a comic-accurate addition to his outfit in the form of a fur-lined coat which became synonymous with the character (well, depending on the artist) over the years.

Are the monocle and umbrella next? Might be a step too far for this more grounded take on the character, but you never know.

The scene in question appears to find Oz in the aftermath of an explosion, as he comes-face-to face with an enemy. It looks like the mob boss decides to engage, but comes out on the wrong end of an extendable baton for his troubles.

We're still waiting on a full trailer, but Max did share an "In Production" teaser earlier this year, giving us a first glimpse of some footage from the series. In it, we see Cobblepot going about establishing himself as the "new Kingpin of Gotham" following the void that was left in the city's underworld after Falcone's death at the end of The Batman.

We also get a first glimpse of Cristin Milioti as Carmine’s daughter Sofia Falcone; Michael Zegen as Carmine’s son Alberto Falcone; and Clancy Brown as rival mobster Salvatore Maroni.

Then, right at the end, we see how ruthless the Penguin can be in a moment that seems to be paying homage to one of the villain's more infamous deeds in the comics, which saw him gun down a waiter in cold blood with very little provocation.

Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is on board as showrunner and exec producer along with The Batman writer-director Matt Reeves. Executive producer Craig Zobel (Mare of Easttown) is directing the first three episodes.

The eight-episode series will also feature Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, Theo Rossi, and David H. Holmes in supporting roles.

The Penguin hasn't been given an exact release date, but is reportedly still on track to premiere at some point later this year. Are you looking forward to the show? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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tb86
tb86 - 2/2/2024, 7:08 AM
I’m not really that much into mafia/gangster related stuff which I am assuming this is. But as this is a spin off to The Batman I will probably give this a try.
TrentCrimm
TrentCrimm - 2/2/2024, 11:30 AM
@tb86 -

Same here. I can't say the idea of a Penguin spinoff is something that really excites me, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now and give it a shot.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/2/2024, 7:11 AM
Wasn't a huge fan of Collin's version. Honestly, it's not his fault, his prosthetics just looked gross to me;live pervy, old-guy vibes.

This dude? Was AWESOME

elgaz
elgaz - 2/2/2024, 7:21 AM
@lazlodaytona - I was of the opposite opinion, this dude looks like a dysfunctional emo kid. I thought for the type of noir approach Matt Reeves took, and considering he's a senior member in a crime gang (and not just a typical supervillain wanting to rule Gotham), Farrell's Penguin was aesthetically spot on for that universe - no OTT monocle or top hat, but still had the hook nose, scarred face from some previous criminality, obviously eats and drinks well, and they did manage to get him in a tux during the film.
jst5
jst5 - 2/2/2024, 8:59 AM
@elgaz - Yep that dude the poster listed looks NOTHING like the Penguin....where as Farrell gave off big comic Penguin vibes.
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 2/2/2024, 3:29 PM
@lazlodaytona -

That kid ain’t got nothing on Farrell 😂
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/2/2024, 9:26 PM
@HulkisHoly - we'll see i guess
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 2/2/2024, 10:17 PM
@lazlodaytona -

We’ve already seen. Farrell was fantastic in The Batman and this kid was mediocre in a mediocre show.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/3/2024, 7:10 AM
@HulkisHoly - Ok Captain Opinion. Settle down :D I hope your dreams do come true
solskulldeath
solskulldeath - 2/3/2024, 10:43 AM
@lazlodaytona - wait. are you trollin'? because the Penguin version from the mediocre series are sucked hard
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 2/3/2024, 11:41 AM
@solskulldeath - nah. ain't trollin' at all.

It's just an unforeseen coincidence that aggressive, drunk a$$holes like you wanting to pick an online fight with someone like me who just expresses opinions and does not pick fights with anyone.

Oh, and ....

"...from the mediocre series are sucked hard..."

Learn proper English and you'll be taken more serious for a few seconds at least
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 2/3/2024, 8:02 PM
@lazlodaytona -

Obviously it’s okay to prefer the Gotham version. I just understand your expression of “we’ll see” when we’ve already seen both performances.
solskulldeath
solskulldeath - 2/4/2024, 4:41 AM
@lazlodaytona - whatever. I consume water not alcohol. My English is really bad at least you replying me and still understand what I'm saying. Penguin's Gotham series is the real wack!
HammerLegFoot
HammerLegFoot - 2/2/2024, 7:14 AM
KWilly
KWilly - 2/2/2024, 7:48 AM
@HammerLegFoot - "Morgan Freedman"
braunermegda
braunermegda - 2/2/2024, 8:11 AM
@HammerLegFoot - oh boy, now it's a matter of time Josh see this and post as a jaw dropping fan art that give you chills
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 2/2/2024, 7:21 AM


How does Batman not get involved to some degree going by the scale of this explosion it seems?.

Anyway , I enjoyed Farrell as The Penguin in the movie but still unsure about him leading his own show so we’ll see.
Arthorious
Arthorious - 2/2/2024, 9:38 AM
@TheVisionary25 - He's taking the Martian Manhunter and Eternals approach. Although I have a strong feeling that his presence will be showcased in the show. Possibly drop in an episode or two
RedFury
RedFury - 2/2/2024, 4:29 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I wonder the same thing in all comicbook movies/shows. In a world full of heroes that often inhabit the same city; how is it that only one hero shows up to a catastrophe?

Understandably it would make the writers jobs pretty boring if they couldn't do anything big, but I wish they'd at least take that into account when coming up with these scenarios.
CAPTAINPINKEYE
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 2/2/2024, 8:02 AM
I still have a hard time believing that’s Colin Farrell . And not just because of the makeup. The acting too. What an amazing transformation.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 2/2/2024, 8:10 AM
Two articles back to back featuring thin versions of fat mob bosses from the comics, who are the enemies of their respective dark vigilantes, who were both at one time played by Ben Affleck. Both TV shows rather movies.

And Colin Farrell was also an enemy of the Ben Affleck Daredevil.

What does it mean? Dunno, just an observation.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 2/2/2024, 8:17 AM
Off topic:

Harry Potter HBO Max tv series narrows writer search down to 3…

One of them being Succession’s Francesca Gardiner.

https://deadline.com/2024/02/harry-potter-tv-series-pitching-succession-writer-francesca-gardiner-1235811523/
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 2/3/2024, 2:15 AM
@TheVisionary25 - Due to her accolades and credits being the final Seasons of Succession she likely will be chosen. Has also experience in other fantastical YA-esque works like His Dark Materials.

Not that interested in this but I'm betting from now that she will be picked.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 2/2/2024, 8:30 AM
A tweet yesterday said that actors in the 70s used to look like Colin Farrell with all his makeup and prosthetics. You could hire someone looking like this. A1 pst lmao. Facts
dragon316
dragon316 - 2/2/2024, 8:34 AM
Stupid coat and cane didn’t he have coat in movie ?
MuadDib
MuadDib - 2/2/2024, 8:47 AM
I’ll watch it, but I’m not super into Matt’s Batman universe.

Personally I prefer the interconnected universe that’s being rebooted and has yet to introduce their new Batman. Here’s hoping they don’t mess him up, since they’re introducing Robin in his first movie. If it turns out it really is Damian, I hope Dick was still the first Robin.
Se4M4NSt4ine
Se4M4NSt4ine - 2/2/2024, 9:45 AM
@MuadDib - how can you prefer the interconnected universe that’s yet to be not only established, but even filmed - over a film that’s already successfully established and been filmed?

I’m not trolling either I’m genuinely curious as to what you mean?
McMurdo
McMurdo - 2/2/2024, 9:59 AM
@MuadDib - 100 percent Dick will be Nightwing by that point.m
MuadDib
MuadDib - 2/2/2024, 1:59 PM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - I’m kinda over the “grounded” take, and prefer a Clayface or Bain that are somewhat fantastical. It’s a comic book movie, it should be slightly over the top. It’s a fantasy story, no need to make it realistic.

The comics were successful for a reason, don’t deviate too much.

Also don’t like Matt’s Bruce Wayne, actually not feeling the actor either.

Here’s hoping for a full fledged Bat-Family in the DCU reboot
MuadDib
MuadDib - 2/2/2024, 2:01 PM
@McMurdo - I hope so, they can and should include the Bat-Family. We’ve waited so long, and it establishes a history that can always be explored later.
RedFury
RedFury - 2/2/2024, 4:33 PM
@MuadDib - judging by what Gunn said about the Bat Family already existing, it seems like we'll get to see exactly that. Which is pretty cool as the heroes the Robin's turn into are far more interesting than who they were in their early days.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 2/2/2024, 5:41 PM
@MuadDib - Gunn's Bat will be comics Bat. Trained by Ras. Existing alongside mystical enemies and powers that be.
marvel72
marvel72 - 2/2/2024, 9:12 AM
Looking forward to this and House Of The Dragon Season 2.
soberchimera
soberchimera - 2/2/2024, 10:00 AM
He had an umbrella in The Batman, and him hiding a gun in one isn't that farfetched. I always thought a glass eye would be a cool modern update to Penguin's monocle, like Benedict's in Last Action Hero.
JonAwesome
JonAwesome - 2/2/2024, 10:33 AM
I hope they have him start faking an accent like he had in the Arkham Games. It would be in character to try to come off fancier than he is!
Nomis929
Nomis929 - 2/2/2024, 10:45 AM
His penguin was really the only thing I liked about "The Batman", so I'll check this out.
PatchesOhulihan
PatchesOhulihan - 2/2/2024, 12:19 PM
Old Harry Potter just walks up and wand whips him across the face. I guess Ol Cobblepot doesn't deserve to have magic used against him.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/2/2024, 1:08 PM


I thought the fourth Fantastic Beasts movie was cancelled. Grindelwald really let himself go.
Matchesz
Matchesz - 2/2/2024, 7:43 PM
The Batman was a solid flick. Colin Ferrel was great as Penguin. Really looking forward to all the world building
DarkeyeZ
DarkeyeZ - 2/6/2024, 3:22 PM
where are all the "no one asked for this" posts?
can't believe people are more excited for a show based on The Penguin than they were for Echo or The Marvels lol

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