One of the aspects that most caught our attention of the next ‘The Batman’, directed by Matt Reeves, were the first images we saw of the character of the Penguin, played by a totally unrecognizable Colin Farrell. Now the actor has recently granted an interview collected in Collider, on the occasion of the premiere of his next series ‘The North Water’, in which he has spoken about his involvement in this film.
Farrell has been especially focused on how he looks in the movie, declaring the following: “Mike Marino is a genius (referring to the film’s makeup artist). He is an absolute and true genius (…), he has created this face of the Penguin. He and Matt have talked about how the character’s height would have to be physically, and I’ve already had to gain weight for ‘The Noth Water’ and didn’t want to do it again because I had a few minor health problems as a result (…). I think ‘The North Water’ is the last time I gain so much, so we decided to go for a suit with padding “.
Farrell also took the opportunity to talk about the degree of involvement of his character in this film, counting the following: “I’m only in five or six scenes, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie because it won’t end up ruined by my presence. Really, it’s like a gift to me (…), I can’t wait to see how he [Matt Reeves] has given life to this world “. The actor continues to make it clear that he does not want anyone to feel very expectant about his portrayal of the well-known villain, since as he has said his participation is scarce. Farrell ends by praising the work of his makeup artist again with the following words: “When I saw what Mike did, the whole character made sense to me (…), and I was very excited about it. All this to say that if anyone thinks that what I do in ‘The Batman’ is a decent performance , with great pleasure I will get 49% of the merit“.
Cast and release date
Along with Colin Farrell in the aforementioned role of Penguin, the next Batman movie comes with a real luxury cast, led by a Robert Pattinson who will be for the first time in the shoes of Bruce Wayne, the dark knight. Along with him we have the confirmation that the film will feature Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon or Paul Dano as Enigma.
This new adaptation of Batman directed by Matt Reeves is scheduled to hit theaters next March 4, 2022.