Batman Returns star Danny DeVito has shared his thoughts regarding Colin Farrell being cast as the Penguin.
Over the past few weeks, there’s been a flurry of casting news for Matt Reeves’ The Batman, with the role of Penguin rumored to be going to critically-acclaimed actor Colin Farrell. If the rumors are true, Colin Farrell will be the second actor to portray Penguin on the big screen, after Danny DeVito, who starred in Batman Returns.
During an interview with ScreenRant to promote the upcoming Jumanji: The Next Level, Danny DeVito was asked to shared his thoughts on Colin Farrell potentially taking on the role of Penguin for The Batman. Here’s what he told the site:
“Colin’s a great actor… He’s a good friend of mine. I’ve known him for many years and I think he’s going to do a great job as the Penguin. It’s going to be really interesting to see his take on it.”
Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito last starred together in Disney’s reboot of Dumbo which premiered earlier this year. Colin Farrell could certainly give an interesting performance as Penguin for The Batman considering he doesn’t do similar projects to Danny DeVito. Unfortunately, Danny DeVito only appeared in the role of Penguin for one film. Best known for In Bruges and The Lobster, Colin Farrell has been known to give serious, contemplative performances that often veer into erratic territory. Seeing as he has Danny DeVito’s blessing for The Batman, we’re sure Colin Farrell will do an excellent job introducing a brand new generation to the terrors of Penguin.
Would you like to see Colin Farrell take on the role of Penguin in Matt Reeves’ The Batman? Are you happy to see Danny DeVito extend his blessings to Colin Farrell? Comment below and let us know!
Full plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Jayme Lawson as Bella, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. Recently, Colin Farrell was reportedly in talks to play the Penguin.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.
“Aqualad” will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe
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