THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Says The Upcoming Television Show Exists Solely Because Of One Person

THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Says The Upcoming Television Show Exists Solely Because Of One Person THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Says The Upcoming Television Show Exists Solely Because Of One Person

Colin Farrell will headline Max's upcoming Penguin series which is a spinoff of Matt Reeves' The Batman. The series is set to be released this fall.

By MarkJulian - Apr 01, 2024 05:04 PM EST
Filed Under: The Batman
Source: ET

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, The Penguin actor Colin Farrell has lauded the talent of the show's makeup artist and prosthetics designer, Mike Marino.

Without him, Farrell says that the show wouldn't exist.

"I have never had such less ownership for a character that I've played than this one," Farrell told ET in an interview to promote his upcoming Apple TV+ show, Sugar.

 "Like, straight-up, 'cause this show wouldn't exist if it weren't for Mike Marino creating the visage of that fella," he explained.

In the interview, Farrell also disclosed how long it takes for him to completely transform into Oswald Cobblepot.

"It was three hours in the chair every morning, which is fine 'cause I love the crew that we had," Farrell stated.

He added, "There were people that were making the eyebrows in L.A. and sending eyebrows out. And there was someone that did the teeth and there was such a collection of people who came together to create [it]. It takes a village. I loved working on it. It was amazing."

Warner Bros. Discovery has recently decided to push The Batman sequel back to October 2, 2026, a whole year from its original October 3, 2025 release date.

With the first film releasing on March 4, 2022, that means there will be a four-year gap between theatrical installments.

As a result, Colin Farrell's forthcoming Penguin drama will play a crucial role in maintaining fan interest in the franchise, while James Gunn and Peter Safran's DCU cinematic revamp looks poised to introduce its own Gotham and Dark Knight in The Brave and the Bold (or potentially sooner).

The Penguin does not have an exact release date just yet but is confirmed for a Fall 2024 release.

The Penguin Official Synopsis: The next chapter in The Batman saga from Matt Reeves. Academy Award Nominee Colin Farrell is The Penguin in the new 8-episode, Max Original Series coming this fall to Max.

The series stars  Colin Farrell's Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, Michael Kelly as Johnny Vitti, Cristin Milioti as Carmine Faclcone’s daughter Sofia Falcone, Michael Zegen as Carmine’s son Alberto Falcone and Clancy Brown as rival mobster Salvatore Maroni.

Also appearing in supporting roles are Jared Abrahamson, Rhenzy Feliz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, Theo Rossi, and David H. Holmes.

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Usernametaken - 4/1/2024, 5:17 PM
Can't wait for this
lazlodaytona - 4/2/2024, 6:00 AM
@Usernametaken - it'll be solid i believe
dracula - 4/1/2024, 5:21 PM
Wonder if we will get any batman in it

Like even just a stunt double in the suit for a few obscured fight scenes

Maybe pattinson in 1 episode
tBHzHomer - 4/1/2024, 5:24 PM
@dracula - that would be a great The Batman 2 tease for the finale. Have him show up to arrange for Penguin to be his informant.
Matchesz - 4/1/2024, 6:24 PM
@dracula - i believe Robert Pattinson was spotted on set before
Th3Batman - 4/1/2024, 5:22 PM
There's a rumor going around that a second show set in The Batman universe is planned for MAX, likely to bridge the gap between II and III. I wonder if it's the Catwoman show that was rumored back in 2022.
cadunovaes01 - 4/1/2024, 5:30 PM
Reevesverse is the best thing for DC in a long long time. Hope Gunnverse can make it too.
And he´s right: the guy who did the Penguin´s prosthetics in The Batman deserves to be praised
TheVisionary25 - 4/1/2024, 5:33 PM
@cadunovaes01 - I agree

I have liked a few of the DCEU offerings like Shazam and The Suicide Squad but The Batman and the world Reeves has created us more exciting to me then that was

Cautiously optimistic in the new DCU.
cadunovaes01 - 4/1/2024, 5:39 PM
@TheVisionary25 - For sure. I like some DCEU films, with a big emphasis on the two Suicide Squad films.
Yes, I even like the first one, I've said here a few times that I think the biggest problems with the first one are the editing of the film and Leto's Joker. But everything else I like.
The second SS for me is the best DCEU film, by far.

But Reeves' The Batman is way above all the others, in my opinion.
TheVisionary25 - 4/1/2024, 5:50 PM
@cadunovaes01 - fair enough

I’m not really a fan of the first one (though it has its moments few & far between) and TSS is solid.
Sabre81 - 4/2/2024, 3:06 AM
@cadunovaes01 - Gunn's Suicide Squad was great and also really enjoyed Peacemaker. Both fantastic entries in DCEU.
lazlodaytona - 4/2/2024, 6:03 AM
@cadunovaes01 - I couldn't get into The Batman. For me it was too long, bland, boring a lot of the time, and it felt like a "been-there-done-that."
grif - 4/1/2024, 5:43 PM

because of batman yes

TheVisionary25 - 4/1/2024, 6:04 PM
Still can’t believe it’s Colin Farrell sometimes man , crazy good makeup/prosthetic work!!.

Good on him on highlighting the crew and giving them the credit for the creation of this iteration too aswell as sitting in the makeup chair for so long every day most likely , some actors wouldn’t do that.

Anyway , looking forward to not just The Penguin but his new show “Sugar” aswell…


A modern day P.I noir is right up my alley!!.
Matchesz - 4/1/2024, 6:26 PM
Just hope this show means the beginning of something great. The Batman being in its own corner of the universe so nothing else can taint the world building is good enough for ne
99OPTIMISTPRIME - 4/1/2024, 6:35 PM
I definitely don't think that Gunn and WB want two cinematic Batmen.🤣 So hopefully The Penguin and The Batman Part 2, are successful enough to force some more content. At least a Part 3.
McMurdo - 4/1/2024, 7:16 PM
@99OPTIMISTPRIME - and you have zero basis for this. Gunn has never said as much. Quite the opposite. Reeves hasn't gotten his script finished and cracked the story for the sequel.
lazlodaytona - 4/2/2024, 6:15 AM
@99OPTIMISTPRIME - I'm good with them both but I look way more forward to Gunn's version of Batman simply because he can handle versions of Bat's Rogues gallery like Clayface, the weird guy with the 1920s gangster puppet, Man-Bat, Bane (with venom), Amazo (or save that one for a team-up movie), Mr. Freeze, Deathstroke, Mad Hatter, Calendar Man and, quite honestly, even the Joker better in the DCU's more fantastical world.
STINGRAY - 4/2/2024, 9:17 AM
'THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Says The Upcoming Television Show Exists Solely Because Of One Person'

.....'ONE person'...??

How about Bob Kane and Bill Finger?

The character made his first appearance in Detective Comics #58 (December 1941) and was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

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