RUMOR: Robert Pattinson Will Return As THE BATMAN For THE PENGUIN Max Series

RUMOR: Robert Pattinson Will Return As THE BATMAN For THE PENGUIN Max Series

A new rumor claims to have confirmed that the upcoming Max Penguin spin-off will feature an appearance from Robert Pattinson as The Batman...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 28, 2024 02:06 PM EST
Filed Under: The Batman

The Penguin, the upcoming Max spin-off focusing on Colin Farrell's take on classic DC Comics villain Oswald Cobblepot, is set to take place very soon after the events of Matt Reeves' The Batman, focusing on "Oz" as he attempts to establish himself as Gotham City's new crime boss.

When the series was first announced, we were told that an appearance from Batman himself was unlikely, but previous rumors have indicated that Robert Pattinson could show up as Bruce Wayne

On the latest episode of The Hot Mic, Jeff Sneider claimed that Pattinson will indeed appear - as Batman! We have no idea how substantial a role The Dark Knight will play, but wouldn't be surprised if he only featured in a single episode. Still, fans will no doubt be pleased to hear that the Caped Crusader will play even a small part in this series, and getting Pattinson involved was a smart movie on Warner Bros.' part.

A Penguin-focused story could work without the Bat, but it only makes sense that Gotham's protector would drop in at least once to keep an eye on Oz and set up their dynamic for The Batman - Part II. Could we see other characters such as The Riddler (Paul Dano) or Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) appear, perhaps?

Max recently released a full trailer for The Penguin, which you can check out below.

The Penguin also stars Cristin Milioti (Sofia Falcone), Rhenzy Feliz (Victor Aguilar), Michael Kelly (Johnny Viti), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Nadia Maroni), Deirdre O’Connell (Francis Cobb), Clancy Brown (Salvatore Maroni), James Madio (Milos Grapa), Scott Cohen (Luca Falcone), Michael Zegen (Alberto Falcone), Carmen Ejogo (Eve Karlo), and Theo Rossi (Dr. Julian Rush).

The eight-episode DC Studios drama series continues The Batman epic crime saga that filmmaker Matt Reeves began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster The Batman, and centers on the character played by Farrell in the film.

The series is executive produced by Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner, Craig Zobel, who directs the first three episodes, and Bill Carraro. Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, the show is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal. Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer.

The Penguin is set to premiere on the Max streaming service this September.

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itzayaboy
itzayaboy - 6/28/2024, 2:07 PM
Pointless series
JackBurton1
JackBurton1 - 6/28/2024, 2:48 PM
@itzayaboy - I mean the show plays a big part of where the next movie goes...so yeah far from pointless.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 6/28/2024, 2:49 PM
@itzayaboy - Yeah, maybe for you. Don't watch it and stfu. pretty simple, eh captain?
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RolandD
RolandD - 6/28/2024, 7:41 PM
@RegularPoochie - You like this gif, huh?
RolandD
RolandD - 6/28/2024, 7:46 PM
@RegularPoochie - I also agree with your comment. Way too much complaining on this site, which I know is a complaint in and of itself. I am going to call it a meta complaint whether it fits or not.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 6/29/2024, 9:56 AM
@RolandD - I don't like it, I LOVE IT! If you have ever seen that movie you would know the reason behind it
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 6/29/2024, 10:43 AM
@RolandD - Also that mega compaint is an awesome use, can I use it too, so you know where we at in different articles, lmfao?!
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 6/28/2024, 2:08 PM
Probably as much of a cameo as Batman in the first suicide squad.

But still looking forward to this one. It’s like a middle appetizer before a big meal
WruceBayne
WruceBayne - 6/28/2024, 3:46 PM
@JustAWaffle - I’m thinking more along the lines of Batman showing up on the final moments of Gotham.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/28/2024, 6:23 PM
@JustAWaffle - middle appetizer: burnt mozzarella sticks
RolandD
RolandD - 6/28/2024, 7:48 PM
@JustAWaffle - Middle appetizer? You have first and last appetizers too? Are you a hobbit? 😉
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 6/29/2024, 2:05 AM
@RolandD - I’m a waffle good sir, and we actually prefer our appetizers in the middle, between first Breakfast and second.

Wait….*calls wife*
“Baby you sure we not hobbits?”
JustAWaffle
JustAWaffle - 6/29/2024, 2:07 AM
@WruceBayne - I really enjoyed and hated Gotham at the same time. I can’t explain it, but those were the same emotions flowing through me while I was hooked on that show.
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/28/2024, 2:10 PM
my guess is that He's probably gonna do something in it.
CharlesLeeRay
CharlesLeeRay - 6/28/2024, 2:13 PM
Put him in the final episode so that mitigates the long wait for The Batman II.
rebellion
rebellion - 6/28/2024, 2:13 PM
I know a lot of people are hyped but this show just doesnt look that strong to me
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/28/2024, 5:19 PM
@rebellion - the smart play would be having an entire hour episode finale with Batman finally showing he isn't an awful detective. Set up Bat 2 well.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/28/2024, 6:26 PM
@rebellion - completely agree. Wasn't hyped about the first The Batman film and the teasers for this show makes me even less interested.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/28/2024, 2:14 PM
Shit would make no sense if he doesn't show up, unless he's sleeping on the job.
Th3Batman
Th3Batman - 6/28/2024, 2:17 PM
I'll be shocked if it's anything more than a couple of minutes at the end to set up the 2nd movie.
JobinJ
JobinJ - 6/28/2024, 2:19 PM
Boring ass emo Batman. Literally failed at being the world’s greatest defective in The Batman.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 6/28/2024, 2:33 PM
@JobinJ - He’s literally 1/2 live action Batmen that’s even done any detective work, what you on about?
JobinJ
JobinJ - 6/28/2024, 3:16 PM
@FireandBlood - Worlds greatest detective couldn't figure out the puzzle, city got blown up and flooded, was only able to stop by using brute force and fighting.

Plus, his Bruce Wayne was bland and boring as hell....sad boi vibes
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 6/28/2024, 3:19 PM
@JobinJ - It’s almost like Batman’s always struggled with Riddlers puzzles and that is what’s made him such a viable threat over the last 70+ years 🤷‍♂️
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/28/2024, 5:25 PM
@FireandBlood - honestly, Bale's Batman putting a bullet together and what he did in Begins and TDK felt more sufficient detective-wise compared to this film. Here he had more detective work to do, but he looks like someone who really has no business being let into crime scenes. He doesn't even think to investigate the iceberg lounge photos (literally every picture snapped from the same, singular vantage point) nor do the police who were also written to be piss poor at there jobs. The iceberg lounge photos were so bad that people spammed Reeves on Twitter and he had to confirm that yes, photos were all taken by Riddler at his apt. But the script couldn't allow for batman to get the most basic of clues with the photos because then he finds riddlera apt before the third act even begins (and bale bat or any DC comics bat sees that clue and says we should inveatigate the one single spot where all these photos were taken). And then he needs a guy with a carpet laying uncle to get us into the third act. He just wasn't a good detective at all here and yet he's being allowed into murder scenes by the police. Hopefully part 2 will be smarter.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/28/2024, 5:26 PM
@JobinJ - it was a 7.5/10 style over substance. Begins and TDK stoll remain untouched.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/28/2024, 6:43 PM
@JobinJ - i hate bad defectives
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/28/2024, 6:45 PM
@McMurdo - 100% agreed dude
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 6/29/2024, 5:13 AM
@McMurdo - Bale has and continues to be the best, most sufficient and capable Batman across the board, but nobody wants to hear that.
HerrmanM
HerrmanM - 6/28/2024, 2:20 PM
We need a black batman already. Tired of white boys being the ones who save the day.
Ikusa
Ikusa - 6/28/2024, 2:24 PM
@HerrmanM - We're getting a black Man of Steal first.
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