THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Promises Ton Of Violence And A Hard R Rating For DC TV Series

THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Promises "Ton Of Violence" And A "Hard R" Rating For DC TV Series

THE PENGUIN Star Colin Farrell Says The Upcoming Television Show Exists Solely Because Of One Person
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Feralwookiee - 9/7/2019, 12:15 PM
I don't really know what to make of this flick right now. It's been on again/off again, delayed etc. Is it set in what's left of the DCEU or a total reboot, yet again? Also, I'm not too thrilled about the possibility of villain overload. I hope this turns out good, but based on WB's overall output, I'm cautious.
DrFreudstein - 9/7/2019, 12:17 PM
Sounds great. Would love this to have an old school, 40s/50s noir vibe.
KWilly - 9/7/2019, 12:18 PM

Now that sounds intriguing.
imnotadoor - 9/7/2019, 12:22 PM
can't wait
MyCoolYoung - 9/7/2019, 12:30 PM
The answer will be... they all killed someone at some point so locked them all up because they’re criminals, Batman. In all seriousness I think this is the way to go with the character. His detective skills hasn’t been at the forefront as much as his gadgets and things. Color me intrigued.
Gmoney84 - 9/7/2019, 12:33 PM
Reeves will do this justice. Dude hasn’t really missed the mark historically in my opinion. Bring it on!!
SonOfAGif - 9/7/2019, 12:35 PM
I feel like they should have just done a Gotham-Verse slate. Have Nightwing kick it off and have it where after the death of Jason Todd, Batman disappeared and Bruce became an alchoholic lost in his guilt. So Nightwing became the protector of Gotham.

Then have the next solo film be Batgirl and have her villain be Harley Quinn. Then do a Red Hood solo film with him trying to bring Batman out of hiding by killing innocents and hunting down the Joker.

They do a crossover film with Batman, Batgirl, and Nightwing versus Red Hood.
Scripturepoetic - 9/8/2019, 7:34 AM
@SonOfAGif -

A Gotham-verse slate, as you've outlined, is more likely to play out through a season on "Titans", then a multi-film DC outline

It would be tremendously risky financially, and critically

You would need WB/DC producers ballsy enough to try to mimic the Marvel-verse, yet again, after a very public failure from the Snyderverse attempt.
An attempt, in some circles, that is already very vocally spat on, vs what Matt Reeves and Todd Phillips are being allowed to do. Which are singularly visionary standalone films
TheManWithoutFear - 9/7/2019, 1:05 PM
This sounds incredible. I am so excited for what this film could be. Everytime i picture it i see the Arkham games and that, of course, leads to hype.
BritishMonkey - 9/7/2019, 1:08 PM
I feel like it'll end up being a twist from the Long Halloween.
Repian - 9/7/2019, 1:41 PM
The Riddler has to try to solve the case. He has to be Gotham's best detective until Batman appears on the scene.
Kumkani - 9/7/2019, 1:49 PM
Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

Gimme this movie already.
SabreToof - 9/7/2019, 1:59 PM
That actually sounds like a good idea. We have too many superhero movies that focus too much on epic action scenes and not enough on story. I hope this works out.
bcom - 9/7/2019, 3:26 PM
It’s been reported for a while now that Matt Reeves was using The Long Halloween as inspiration for this movie so hopefully that does turn out to be true as it’s one of the best Batman stories ever written.
CaptCoulson - 9/7/2019, 5:09 PM
@bcom - honest question: didn't Nolan already do that? Admittedly I've never read a Batman (or any) comic, but I remember hearing plenty how he used TLH as significant inspiration if not just for the Dark Knight, but the whole trilogy.

Surely there have to be MANY more great Batman stories that have still barely even been touched by animated films.
Which is not to say I don't want to see a great Batman detective story, I love that potential aspect. Especially when it seems we've been promised that flavor so many times yet it's rarely lived up to it.
CorndogBurglar - 9/7/2019, 9:10 PM
@CaptCoulson - No. The Long Halloween showed Harvey Dent turn into Two Face. The only thing Nolan took inspiration from was how Dent was portrayed as Githam's hero and he was running for mayor when he got turned into Two Face.

But that is mostly a side story. The actual main story of The Long Halloween is about a serial killer that is murdering individuals every month on whatever holiday falls in that month. The first one happens on Halloween and Batman puts a stop to it the next Halloween. So the whole story is over the course of a year from Halloween to Halloween, hence the name The Long Halloween.

But yeah. Nolan only took inspiration for his Two Face arc. Nothing from the main story was used.
bcom - 9/8/2019, 3:36 AM
@CaptCoulson - As @CorndogBurglar mentioned, Nolan took inspiration for Harvey’s transformation from good guy to Two Face from TLH, but that was it. The story is a race against time to track down a serial killer and along the way he runs into various villains that he uses to get information from. It’s a hell of a good read. If you want a great story as Batman being “the world’s greatest detective” rather than a brawler, this is it.
GhostDog - 9/7/2019, 3:36 PM
We knew this
CrashOverride - 9/7/2019, 5:46 PM
I definitely think Penguin is going to be integral somehow. I feel like the rumor was they wanted to use him in one of drafts for birds of prey but that got shut down so Reeves could use him, so they chose to use Black Mask. Just seems to suggest he’s definitely important. I would love if they hot Josh Gad to play him I know he wanted it previously pretty bad. Also 90s setting would be perfect! It would allow better crime solving that was less tech based AND would put Joaquin Phoenix’ joker in the mix at least time wise he would still be able to realistically show up.
90caliber - 9/7/2019, 6:00 PM
If this is true, the main villian isn't listed and I would like to think it's Jamie Foxx as ......Vandal Savage.
NotoriousWolf23 - 9/7/2019, 8:07 PM
Sounds perfect
TheGrayGhost - 9/7/2019, 8:40 PM
According to what report, what is the source for this info?
Ryguy88 - 9/8/2019, 5:32 AM
Nice, I want to see a Gothom filled with villains just like New York should be for Spiderman.
CorndogBurglar - 9/8/2019, 6:01 AM

What's weird is this isn't even news. This was reported all over the internet, including this site, a couple months back. I'm not sure why this article, and everyone in the comments is acting like this is anything new.
TheTruth3333 - 9/8/2019, 2:45 PM
Didn't we already know this tho?
TheTruth3333 - 9/8/2019, 2:48 PM
Alot of villians with star power! I hope this doesn't end up like the Batman and Robin movie or Dick Tracy! I hope not! Please no.
TheTruth3333 - 9/8/2019, 2:49 PM
I think Matt Reeves is smarter than that!
TheTruth3333 - 9/8/2019, 2:54 PM
Matt Reeves says he loves Batman, but Joss Whedon also said that he loved Ultron. and you see what happen there.
TheTruth3333 - 9/8/2019, 2:56 PM
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