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Colin Farrell In Talks To Play The Penguin Alongside Robert Pattinson's Batman

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11:58 6 Nov 2019


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Is Colin Farrell the next Penguin?

Colin Farrell is in talks to join forthcoming DC movie The Batman. 

The actor is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros to play the Penguin.

Over the years various actors have adapted the character for screen.

The most famous being Danny Devito who took on the role in 1992's Batman Returns

Confirmed cast

Back in May, Deadline revealed that Robert Pattinson had signed on to play Batman in a trilogy of movies.

According to the publication he beat Nicholas Hoult in the running.

nicholas hoult GIF

Speaking to the New York Times about his adaptation of the character Pattinson said, "His morality is a little bit off."

"He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character."

"There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character."

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At the beginning of October Warner Bros confirmed that Zoe Kravitz has come on board as Catwoman.

She'll follow in the footsteps of Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Zoe Kravitz Hbo GIF by Big Little Lies

However The Batman won't mark the first time Kravitz has played Catwoman.

She voiced the character in 2017's The Lego Batman Movie

Paul Dano has secured the role of the Riddler.

You'll recognise him from Little Miss Sunshine, Prisoners, and There Will Be Blood. 

paul dano mood GIF

And lastly, Westworld's Jeffrey Wright will play Commissioner Gordon.

Season 3 Bernard GIF by Westworld HBO

Casting rumours

Jonah Hill was reportedly in talks with Warner Bros for a role in the movie.

According to reports he was in discussions for either the Penguin or the Riddler.

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However, he has since failed to agree a deal with the entertainment company and has stepped away from the franchise.

And it looks as if Warner Bros almost have both roles filled!

Andy Serkis GIF by SAG Awards

Elsewhere Andy Serkis is in talks with company for the role of Alfred Pennyworth.

Michael Caine famously played Bruce Wayne's Butler in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

The Batman is set for a 2021 release.


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