Colin Farrell has talked a bit more about his upcoming series set in THE BATMAN UNIVERSE, THE PENGUIN with VARIETY saying that his turn as Oz in THE BATMAN was just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to exploring the character. Here are a few blurbs from CF on the series…
The only thing I had an idea was that I wasn’t nearly getting to explore the character as much as I wanted to. Because there was all this extraordinary work done by [makeup artists] Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine and his team, and I just thought it was the tip of the iceberg, pardon the pun, that we were getting to do the six or seven scenes that we did in the film. I was grateful for them, but I wanted more.
Honest to god, any thought I had about an extended series was to do with [makeup artist] Mike Marino’s work. I just knew there was so much to do with it — age it up, age it down. He’s just such a genius, Mike, so it was his work that was the inspiration, really.
Colin Farrell opens up about #ThePenguin series: “I just thought it was the tip of the iceberg, pardon the pun, that we were getting to do the six or seven scenes in the film. I was grateful for them, but I wanted more.” https://t.co/x1DAcgp5NH pic.twitter.com/VjxpA3TvAc
— Variety (@Variety) January 6, 2023
THE PENGUIN starts filming in February and will take 5 to 6 months to shoot. I’ve been told that it will serve as a “halfway bridge” from THE BATMAN to the sequel, so I figure we’ll see THE PENGUIN in late 2023/early 2024 and then THE BATMAN 2 in 2025. – Bill “Jett” Ramey