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Danny DeVito Is Keen To Reprise His Role As Penguin

Stewart Perrie

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Danny DeVito Is Keen To Reprise His Role As Penguin

Danny DeVito is keen on reprising his Batman character of Penguin.

The legendary actor was the formidable villain in Batman Returns and starred alongside Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.

Speaking to Forbes, DeVito described the character as 'one of the highlights my career' but explained he would only come back on one condition.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

"I feel like it's not out of the question that The Penguin will return someday, but this is all up to [Batman Returns director] Tim [Burton], whether or not Tim wants to do this," the 77-year-old said.

"I would say that could be in the cards because we ain't dead yet.

"We could do a continuation of what we had in the past because that was truly a brilliant movie.

"They afforded me that opportunity and I feel very grateful and would I like to revisit it? Why not! It was a really great moment in time for me."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Michael Keaton is set to jump back into his masked vigilante role once against for The Flash film, which will dive into the DC Comic multiverse.

This could open the door for DeVito to do the same, however nothing has been announced about his inclusion in the movie so it's probably best not to hold your breath.

Penguin is a supervillain and has been ranked as one of the best villains in comic book history.

He's described as 'a short, fat man with a long nose' and has a range of 'high-tech umbrellas as different tools'.

The next time we're seeing Penguin on the big screen is in next year's The Batman, with Colin Farrell taking on the role.


Viewers had to do a double take when they saw the first trailer for the highly anticipated flick as the Irish actor was completely unrecognisable.

His hair and pretty much every facial feature is different for the movie and fans were blown away by the transformation and dedication to the character.

In an interview with GMA News, Farrell revealed he was itching to back to filming, saying: "I had only started it and I can't wait to get back. The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it.

"And I haven't got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can't wait to get back.

"Yeah, I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can't wait to get back and really get into it."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Batman

Stewart Perrie
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