Colin Farrell looks unrecognisable in first look at The Penguin for new Batman spin-off
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Colin Farrell looks completely unrecognisable as he is set to reprise his role as The Penguin for a new Batman spin-off.
It is time for DC fans to get excited as the Irish actor was pictured roaming around on set - in full costume - in Downtown, Manhattan.
The villainous character, whose real name is Oswald Cobblepot, is a mean mobster who runs the Gotham criminal underworld.
It is expected that the new show - The Penguin - will document his rise to power.
Farrell says he 'couldn't be more excited' to explore a new side of the character.
However, as you might have noticed, The Penguin looks nothing like Colin Farrell, and for the first film, he opted to use a 'fat suit' rather than gaining a huge amount of weight to play the role.
"It took eight or nine people to do all the make-up, the hair and the teeth but it was so exciting to be a part of this team that brought the character to life. I loved it," he told Magazine+ in 2022.
He says he would spend hours in make-up every morning, getting prosthetics and a 'fat suit' fitted.
After putting on several stone to play as a psychopath whale killer in TV series The North Water, Farrell opted to not put his body through the same stress.
"Years ago I probably would have, but not now. I had just done The North Water and for health reasons I didn't want to go from losing weight for that to gaining all the weight needed for Penguin," he said.
"Also, I'm only in five or six scenes so I was really looking at what I felt I could do and realistically bring to the character."
Also speaking about the role, Farrell recently said: "The world that Matt Reeves created for The Batman is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot.
"I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin.
"Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem."
"Colin exploded off the screen as the Penguin in The Batman, and having the chance to thoroughly explore the inner life of that character on HBO Max is an absolute thrill," director Matt Reeves said in a statement.
"Dylan [Clark] and I are so excited to work with Lauren in continuing Oz’s story as he grabs violently for power in Gotham."