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Colin Farrell Says His Penguin Won’t Be a Main Character in ‘The Batman’

But that doesn't mean he won't have some some "tasty scenes."


Even if you’re unsure that Robert Pattinson is the right choice to play Batman, you have to admit that director Matt Reeves has assembled a murderer’s row of actors to play the villains in his interpretation. There’s John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Penguin.

It’s a bit of a departure from previous Batman films, which have mostly pitted the Caped Crusader against one foe. Presumably, that’s why Farrell recently said that his screen time in the film will be limited.

“I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back.”

Filming on The Batman paused before Farrell finished his scenes, and he’s eager to return to the character, famously played by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

“I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back. The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it,” Farrell said. “I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it.”

Due to the COVID-19 delay in filming, The Batman is now scheduled to be released on October 1, 2021.