The Batman’s Penguin Spinoff Series In The Works With HBO Max
Origin stories are what make superheroes and villains so compelling: Shang-Chi, T’Challa’s Black Panther, Cruella. So it’s not surprising that HBO Max has started work on several series that take a deeper look at some of the most compelling characters in the DCEU (The Suicide Squad‘s Peacemaker and a Green Lantern series from Greg Berlanti, for example). The latest from HBO Max? The Batman‘s Penguin spinoff series, which is likely to star Colin Farrell as the Caped Crusader’s infamous foe (although nothing is confirmed yet).
What Is The Batman‘s Penguin Spinoff Series Going To Be About?
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The show is supposedly going to look at Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin and his rise to power in Gotham City’s criminal underworld. As one of the most well-known villain in the DC Universe, The Penguin is definitely a compelling character. Previously played by Burgess Meredith in the 1960s and Danny Devito in Batman Returns, more buzz around the character and his origins really took off after Robin Lord Taylor’s depiction of the fowl villain in Gotham earned him rave reviews. Maybe this was a character worth following.
Farrell is already set to play The Penguin in the latest Batman movie but whether he’ll actually star in this spinoff series remains to be seen. Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis are also attached to the film.
If The Batman‘s Penguin spinoff series goes forward, this will be the second HBO Max show to be connected to the Robert Pattinson movie. HBO Max is already going to be working on a drama series that will look at the Gotham Police Department and the corruption that occurs.
The Batman will be released in theaters March 2022 and will star Robert Pattinson as the titular character.
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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.