Colin Farrell: THE BATMAN is “Incredibly Original”

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Via SFX MAGAZINE, Colin Farrell — who plays Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepott in THE BATMAN — says that director Matt Reeves’ script/film is “incredibly original.”  Here’s the full quote…

I have been watching the Batman films with my kids, but this script [for THE BATMAN] is something that feels incredibly original. It leans into it but it doesn’t borrow; it’s born of the mythology of that character, Bruce Wayne, Batman, and Gotham. It feels like a treatment and a version that I hadn’t seen before. Matt Reeves has done an incredible job of keeping it familiar and at the same time unique and new. It’s really exciting to be a part of it.

Farrell — who revealed he’s watched all the Batman films and grew up watching the 1960s BATMAN TV series starring Adam West — says he’s ecstatic that he’s now part of the world of Batman…

The whole prospect is really exciting. I’m ecstatic to be part of that universe. There are certain words that are part of my internal lexicon and those words are Gotham City, Penguin, Joker, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent… all of those things.

RELATED: THE BATMAN To Resume Filming in September, Apparently

On a related note, while we’ve yet to see Colin Farrell as The Penguin (Thanks COVID-19!), don’t expect to see a “stylized” version of the character in THE BATMAN, just sayin’.  I also suspect we’ll get our first look at Farrell as The Penguin during DC Comics’ FANDOME next month. – Bill “Jett” Ramey


Filming of THE BATMAN is currently on hiatus in the UK.  Follow BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page.  Make plans to attend BOF’s THE BATMAN Watch Party.  THE BATMAN hits theaters on October 1, 2021.