Matt Reeves, director of the Batman, confirmed Monday that Colin Farrell would assume the role of Penguin, in the upcoming film against Bruce Wayne / Batman by Robert Pattinson.
Farrell rumors that joined the cast originally appeared with Reeves, 53, in November, now confirming on Twitter news. The director tweeted a gif from Farrell, 43, with the caption “Wait— is that you, #Oz,” from the 2008 film In Bruges, which refers to the real name of the DC villain, Oswald Cobblepot.
According to the reports, in addition to Pattinson, the cast includes Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, and Peter Sarsgaard in a surprise role.
Andy Serkis is reportedly playing Alfred Pennyworth in talks as well.
Jonah Hill had previously been a participant in The Batman talks, according to the reports either as Penguin or Riddler. He eventually exchanged the positions, the outlet reported.
Danny DeVito was the last actor on the big screen to play the penguin, Batman Returns in 1992 by Tim Burton, and Taylor played the character on Fox’s Gotham show.
Pattinson, who was cast in May, announced that in a video clip posted on Twitter in October, he started to shape the character of Caped Crusader.
The Twilight star even admitted that he was more active lately.
Months after Pattinson landed the beloved role, he still didn’t know how it all happened. “This is insane,” said Pattinson in October “I was so far from ever thinking it was realistic. I don’t understand how I have it at all.”
The Batman will be released on 25 June 2021.