In Colin Farrell’s discussion about the next Penguin spin-off show, he says that the project might be R-rated/TV-MA as it appears on HBO Max. The Batman, Matt Reeves’ hot reboot, which is inspired by Year One comic plot, pays attention to the second year of Bruce Wayne as Gotham’s avenger. The movie describes Batman when he explores serial killings of the city’s nobility. The cast members in this suspender include Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Lieutenant James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Paul Dano as Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot.
Colin Farrell appears again on the big screen as the Gotham gangster following Danny DeVito’s image in 1992 Batman Returns which was directed by Tim Burton. Where DeVito’s Oz relied on his striking and bird-like cover, Farrell’s variation is more leveled and suitable for Reeves’ forthcoming “Batverse.” Although Penguin just plays a supporting role in The Batman, which sets Dano’s Riddler as its leading rival, Farrell has been receiving much concentration for an unrecognizable appearance with weighty prosthetics, make-up, and an overweight outfit. Based on this publicity, HBO Max officially announced a Gotham City Police Department and Penguin spinoff show last year. There has not been a title and release window for the latter project; however, Reeves will work as executive producer, and Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will be the screenwriter.
In a discussion with Rotten Tomatoes, Farrell told his role in The Batman and how the flick will establish his spinoff. When discussing Reeves’ script and what drew his attention to Oz, Farrell implied Penguin might be an R-rated project on HBO Max. See the full clip below:
In January, ‘The Batman’ was officially rated as PG-13 by MPAA, mentioning “violent and disturbing content, drug content [and] strong language” with other salacious content. Because of the brave personality of Batman, a lot of audiences hope that the movie will ensure a more stringent age classification. Nevertheless, Reeves has illustrated The Batman does not have an R-rated cut because he desires there are as many viewers as possible – of course, a more adult-rated cut would limit. Having said that, it appears that the sky’s the limit for HBO Max (and other streaming platforms), where TV-MA comic book projects such as Peacemaker, Doom Patrol, and Watchmen keep succeeding.
Penguin has been compared to Fredo Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II by Farrell and Reeves. In The Batman, Oz is Carmine Falcone’s soldier and has not turned into The Penguin yet. Regardless of his purpose, he does not receive respect from his associates. Similar to Scarface’s Tony Montana, the spinoff will chart Oz’s climb to power, said Producer Dylan Clark. These gangster comparisons support the view that it is necessary for the Penguin’s spinoff to have a mature and fierce show to do its supposed character fairness. Moreover, Farrell was only permitted to smoke a cigar in The Batman; nevertheless, he could display the iconic cigarette holder of Penguin on HBO Max.