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 from filming due to the Hollywood strikes, but we now have word that cameras are set to begin rolling again next week.
In addition, Empire Magazine has revealed a new look at Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobbelpot, who made his memorable debut in Matt Reeves' The Batman.
We knew that this show would take place soon after the events of the movie, but it's now been confirmed that it'll actually "pick up days after where The Batman ended, exploring the moves that Cobblepot makes in the power vacuum left by Carmine Falcone’s departure"
Check out the new still at the link below.
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 set 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 in 2024. Are you looking forward to the show? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.