THE BATMAN Spin-Off THE PENGUIN Now Has A Confirmed Premiere Month

THE BATMAN Spin-Off THE PENGUIN Now Has A Confirmed Premiere Month

The Penguin has been a long time coming, and thanks to Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max content, we have a confirmed premiere month for The Batman spin-off. Find more details after the jump!

By JoshWilding - Jun 11, 2024 08:06 AM EST
Filed Under: The Batman
Source: Variety

The Batman was released to glowing reviews in 2022 and, while it could have easily been a standalone movie similar to Joker, Warner Bros. wasted no time in enlisting filmmaker Matt Reeves for a sequel.

Rumours of a second and third movie shooting back have proven false, but The Penguin is still on track to be released later this year. The Max series will bridge the gap between The Batman and The Batman II, chronicling Ozwald Cobblepot's rise to Gotham City Kingpin. 

While we've previously been told that The Penguin will launch on the streamer this "fall," the official premiere month has just been shared by Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max content.

"One of the advantages that I think we have as a company, putting aside HBO for a second, is all the Warner Bros. IP. So after 'House of the Dragon,' the next big tentpole series that we have coming up will be the 'Penguin' with Colin Farrell," he tells Variety"That is coming out of Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' and it’s fantastic."

"Just like 'Peacemaker' came out of James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad,' it’s a really good example of what you can do. That"ll be in September."

So, September it is! Hopefully, we'll get a specific date sooner rather than later. 

Bloys also hyped up some of Max's other upcoming offerings. "I don’t know if we landed on a date yet, but later in the fall we’ll have the 'Dune' prequel series that is about the origins of the Bene Gesserit. And then going into ’'5, we will have Stephen King's 'It.'"

"Warner Bros. has done two films - we’ve got a prequel series of that planned as well. And then obviously, the 'Harry Potter' series, further down the line. We’re still in the process of working with writers on their takes."

"There are other properties like 'The Conjuring,' which is a big movie franchise that we’re developing into a series, as well as 'Crazy Rich Asians.' We’re developing in DC, the 'Green Lantern" property, as a series as well," the executive concluded.

The Penguin stars Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O'Connell, Clancy Brown, Michael Zegen, Theo Rossi, and Mark Strong.

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 Penguin 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 Batman spin-off will premiere on Max this fall September. 

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marvel72
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 8:10 AM
House Of The Dragon Season 2 and The Penguin all this year.

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harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/11/2024, 8:18 AM
sucks that we still havn't seen him fast travel like this yet due to ma realism bullshit.
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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/11/2024, 8:18 AM
Cool!!.

I enjoyed Farrell’s portrayal of the character in The Batman so looking forward to this.

I still wish they kept this scene in the movie since it shows glimpses into Oz’s insecurity but also that he’s perhaps not all bad aswell thus showing a more complex character then the underling he mainly was in that (I feel like this will be fleshed out more in the show).

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UniqNo
UniqNo - 6/11/2024, 8:19 AM
Week commencing 23rd is a safe bet. Most Fall shows tend to start premiering around then.
xfan320
xfan320 - 6/11/2024, 8:21 AM
You forgot to mention Theo Rossi on the cast list!

I met him at a convention last year and he's signing headshots for his role in the show. Confirmed his part in it and said it's going to be INSANE and to get hyped. Hope he wasn't just being hyperbolic.
JoshWilding
JoshWilding - 6/11/2024, 8:41 AM
@xfan320 - Thanks for the heads up! I'll add him now.
BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 6/11/2024, 8:30 AM
Can't wait to see this.

Matt Reeves bigger problem will be making The Batman 2, distinctive enough from the world of The Penguin to drag themselves out to movie theatres.
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/11/2024, 8:55 AM
So The Penguin will start shortly after House Of The Dragon Season 2 ends.

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TheCoonII
TheCoonII - 6/11/2024, 9:17 AM
But the internet told me this series was being quietly cancelled so james gunn could hog all the DC attention? 🤷‍♂️
TheCoonII
TheCoonII - 6/11/2024, 9:18 AM
@TheCoonII - (by which i mean the WHOLE series rpatz bat-films plus spinoffs)
bobevanz
bobevanz - 6/11/2024, 9:18 AM
I like confirmed news
HermanM
HermanM - 6/11/2024, 9:39 AM
Big Boy Caprice prequel looks great
SuperCat
SuperCat - 6/11/2024, 9:55 AM
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THEKENDOMAN
THEKENDOMAN - 6/11/2024, 11:21 AM
I am [frick]ing looking forward to seeing this. I'm hoping it’s going to be a true crime thriller. Penguin is a gangster, and it’s time to shine in his ruthless glory.

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