It is reported that Colin Farrell is in talks to play the villain Penguin for Matt Reeves in The Batman.
Colin Farrell would fill out the villain trio for The Batman, which also includes Zoe Kravtiz as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and Paul Dano as Riddler.
Additional villains also previously rumored for The Batman include Firefly and Poison Ivy.
Danny DeVito played Penguin in the big screen for Tim Burton in 1992's Batman Returns.
Colin Farrell may play Penguin in The Batman
Jonah Hill was also said to be in talks to play Penguin, but talks fell apart and Hill reportedly won't have a role in the flick.
In DC Comics comic book lore, Penguin is described as:
This is a villain fueled by a pathological rage that compels him to turn his odd physique, bird-like profile and awkward waddle into a well-dressed force for fear. No one knows more about what the evil forces of Gotham are up to at any given moment than he and he uses that information to blackmail, intimidate and corrupt anyone he can, especially when it’s in the service of bringing down Batman.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but they also say evil is as evil does. A master manipulator, the Penguin is usually surrounded by violent henchmen who do his bidding without question. But when it comes down to a face-to-face, expect him to unleash a deadly barrage from a variety of umbrella weapons and other ingenious devices—often taking the form of fowl. And when all else fails, the Penguin will fight as dirty as they come, hand to hand combat doesn’t ruffle his feathers at all.
The Batman has a June 25, 2021 release directed by Matt Reeves, co-written by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin, and is being composed by Michael Giacchino, with filming due to start at the beginning of next year.
Rumors offer that Matt Reeves is in part adapting the DC Comics story "The Long Halloween," with a rumored plot offering that the movie will explore a detective case where people start dying in strange ways the Batman must go deep into the dark world of Gotham to find clues and solve the conspiracy and mystery connected to Gotham City's history and criminals. It's said that in the film all of Batman Rogues Gallery are already out there and active, similar to the DC comic book stories and animated movies and. The film is also said to have multiple villains as they are all suspects.