It’s been a couple months since we first heard whispers of Colin Farrell possibly playing Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin, in the upcoming Batman reboot. And now it’s been confirmed by director Matt Reeves himself.
Farrell joins an already impressive cast, including Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro as mob boss Carmine Falcone and Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon. Peter Sarsgaard is also headed to Gotham, and although his role has not yet been revealed, rumour has it he could be playing Harvey Dent, the district attorney who eventually becomes Two-Face.
Reeves took to Twitter to share a gif of Farrell that features his In Bruges character shrugging, along with the caption, “Wait — is that you, #Oz?” The director has slowly been unveiling his cast on Twitter, using sweet little gifs paying homage to the actors, and Colin is the latest to get the social media treatment.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) January 6, 2020
Argh, just let us know who Peter will be playing already!
Oh… Hi, Peter… 🦇 pic.twitter.com/GsS2ktuWxE
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) December 6, 2019
Turturro is perfect for the head of the Gotham City mob, no? In Batman lore, it’s a gang war orchestrated by The Penguin that forces Falcone into retirement from a life of crime.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 22, 2019
Looks like Alfred will have a lot of running around to do for Bruce.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 13, 2019
At this point in time, Gordon will likely still be a detective. The commissioner gig comes later. Whatever the case, bring it, Jeffrey.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) October 30, 2019
The Riddler has always been a little awkward, but Dano looks slick as hell here.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) October 17, 2019
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) October 14, 2019
And helllloooo, R-Patz.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) June 3, 2019
The Batman kicked off production this month in the U.K., and it sounds like filming is underway based on a recent tweet from Wright.
Woke up jet lagged at 10pm thinking I was late. 4:45am now. Off to Gotham.🦇
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 5, 2020
The latest adventure of the Caped Crusader is scheduled to hit theatres on June 25, 2021.