During an interview with ETONLINE.COM, Colin Farrell — who plays Oz “The Penguin” Cobblepott in THE BATMAN – gave a small update on the status of THE PENGUIN series on HBO Max.
We have to get into what made him the man he is. And also, it will pick up where [THE BATMAN] finished off I think. I think it’ll pick up a little short time after the last frame of this film. We’ll get to go on a little kind of left turn off to the world of Oz and how he’s beginning to kind of dream of filling a potential power vacuum that may exist.
Farrell also says that THE PENGUIN will be set in the character’s “early days,” but says it’s “so much fun” to play the character. “…It’s a lovely, lovely character, and explores vulnerabilities. His violence is apparent, his propensity for violence and his ability to use it as a tool is apparent, but [also] to see we all have soft spots. Every single person. And to be able to find that location, dig around it would be fun.”
When this project was first announced, I figured that it would be set before THE BATMAN. Upon discussing it with BOF’s Peter Verra during a few BOF Social Hour Podcasts, I changed my mind and came to believe it would pick up right after THE BATMAN. That apparently is the case.
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(Thanks to BOF Senior Contributor Peter Verra for the heads up!)