THE BATMAN Star Robert Pattinson Reportedly Spotted On THE PENGUIN Set As Filming Wraps

THE BATMAN Star Robert Pattinson Reportedly Spotted On THE PENGUIN Set As Filming Wraps THE BATMAN Star Robert Pattinson Reportedly Spotted On THE PENGUIN Set As Filming Wraps

Though we don't have any photographic evidence, reports coming in from the set of HBO Max's The Penguin series are claiming that The Batman star Robert Pattinson has been spotted...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 18, 2024 07:02 PM EST
Filed Under: The Batman

A rumor did the rounds last year that Robert Pattinson would reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/The Batman for the upcoming Max spin-off focusing on The Penguin, and we may now have confirmation that the Caped Crusader will indeed make an appearance.

Some new photos from in and around the Penguin set have been shared online, and while none of them actually feature Pattinson in-costume/character, the actor was reportedly spotted filming scenes for the show.

If true, this is a very smart move. A Penguin-focused story could work without the Bat, but it only makes sense that Gotham City's protector would drop in at least once to keep an eye on Oz and set up their dynamic for Matt Reeves' The Batman Part II.

We don't imagine Pattinson will have anything close to a substantial role. In fact, we'd say he'll probably only show up in one episode (the season finale, most likely).

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 Oswald Cobblepot (Colin Farrell) 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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garu - 2/18/2024, 7:36 PM
Something in the way!

MyCoolYoung - 2/18/2024, 7:38 PM
My guess would be post credit scene
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 9:38 PM
@MyCoolYoung - On an episodic series? I hope that would work...
sully - 2/19/2024, 3:31 AM
@lazlodaytona - It would work at the end of the very last episode to lead into The Batman 2.
MyCoolYoung - 2/19/2024, 10:57 AM
@sully - this what I meant

@lazlodaytona What sully said
lazlodaytona - 2/19/2024, 7:20 PM
@MyCoolYoung - sweet! I'm on board with that!
Saga - 2/18/2024, 7:41 PM
This is very exciting an extensive, faithful Gotham universe. I wanna see all the more obscure villians like Hatter, Clayface, Man Bat
JonAwesome - 2/18/2024, 9:06 PM
@Saga - hatter could work well in this world.
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 9:40 PM
@Saga - Clock King, that puppet dude, Grundy, HUSH
Origame - 2/18/2024, 7:49 PM
Fyi: this could literally mean nothing. It could be that he's visiting friends he made during work on the batman. Could be there just to talk about things dealing with the sequel. He could just want to see what's going on with the show.
datfigures - 2/18/2024, 7:55 PM
@Origame - or like the glass could be
half full.
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 9:41 PM
@Origame - He could have been driving by and stopped to take a leak. Or a big ol' poo in Colin's trailer.
Origame - 2/18/2024, 9:45 PM
@lazlodaytona - I know I gotta take a poo.
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 10:08 PM
@Origame - just finished one a half-hour ago ... i feel 5 pounds lighter
Origame - 2/19/2024, 7:30 AM
@lazlodaytona - ?si=nxBrT0VcnNtZeuP-
lazlodaytona - 2/19/2024, 7:52 AM
@Origame - I somehow knew that's come up :D

I love the ending that his dump is so big it actually rises him up from the toilet seat.
Nolanite - 2/18/2024, 7:59 PM
Or he could just be having lunch in the area...
Or he could just be visiting the set for now reason at all...
Or he could be around because he simply needed to take a shit...
Or this rumor is just a complete lie..
Joshua Wilder reaching for more clicks
Nolanite out
TheVisionary25 - 2/18/2024, 8:10 PM
He’ll likely appear in the finale teeing up The Batman Part 2 (and perhaps Oz’s role in it).

Anyway I’ll gladly take more of Pattinson in the role , he’s quickly become my favorite cinematic Batman.

slickrickdesigns - 2/18/2024, 8:30 PM
Well I hope there is a BatCameo. It’d make the show feel like it was still part of the Batman movie.
JonAwesome - 2/18/2024, 9:07 PM
After thinking about Alan Ritchson as Batman I don’t care about Emo Batman.
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 9:44 PM
@JonAwesome - Ritchson is all wrong for bats. Bane or croc would be good.

Or, in the Larger DCU, he'd work as Captain Atom, Bizzaro, Metallo or Mongual. Or, any color of the Lanterns.
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 9:45 PM
definitely Grundy
JonAwesome - 2/18/2024, 10:04 PM
@lazlodaytona - I see his stoicism and reflective nature in Reacher as spot on Batman! He has the right build! He has the charisma to pull off Bruce Wayne. Honestly he has the confidence to be a good Batman, I’m tired of seeing the self doubting type of Batman.
lazlodaytona - 2/18/2024, 10:11 PM
@JonAwesome - yeah, the self-doubting bats is lame. Don't know if you've ever seen FX's "BMS," but Ritchson can also nail comedy exceptionally well.
Matchesz - 2/18/2024, 9:18 PM
Really wish this version of Batman has a long life. Sucks seeing when a good movie dont get the followups it deserves
Th3Batman - 2/18/2024, 11:54 PM
@Matchesz - Denis Villeneuve was recently asked why he wasn't going to make more than 3 Dune movies, and he said he simply didn't want to spend more than a decade of his career on one project. This is why Nolan walked away after making a trilogy, and likely why Reeves will do the same once The Batman III is released. Personally speaking, I'd rather Batman get a creative change after every trilogy instead of milking a particular series to death.
TruePunishment - 2/18/2024, 9:46 PM
Something's in my ass, hnnn nnn...
Forthas - 2/18/2024, 10:10 PM
The real question is if the Joker has been spotted?
Knightrider - 2/18/2024, 11:03 PM
Yeah, a set up for second movie
TheOtherOn - 2/19/2024, 12:01 AM
Pattinson: Hmmmm, I am just gonna visit my friends over there on the set of a TV Show and let everyone on Internet lose their minds about it!

Beer85 - 2/19/2024, 4:15 AM
Id prefer they kept the references to "The Batman" film to a minimum since Penguin was one of the few things I liked about that movie, and id like to give this show a chance.
ObserverIO - 2/19/2024, 4:39 AM
Imagine if they have a whole show based in Gotham, set after The Batman and they never have Robert Pattison in it, lol. Of course he'll be in it. For at least a couple of episodes towards the end, like Mando in Boba Fett or Daredevil in She-Hulk.

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