Colin Farrell Says ‘The Batman’ Will Be The Most Original Take On The Character Yet

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Of all the movies and pop culture projects to be delayed due to our current global situation, I’m perhaps most bummed about the halting of production on The Batman, which will now hit theaters in October 2021 instead of June.

For the first time in over a decade, it looks as though Warner Bros. will be giving Batman his own trilogy without the expectation of having him meet up with other superheroes — after trying, and failing, to copy Marvel Studios formula, Warner Bros. and DC appear to finally be doing their own thing.

And that’s excellent, particularly when it comes to The Batman, particularly when considering how stacked the cast is from top to bottom. One of those cast members, Colin Farrell (who’s set to play Penguin), recently spoke about the film and explained how it’s set to be the most original take on the character we’ve seen.

“I have been watching the Batman films with my kids, but this script is something that feels incredibly original. It leans into it but it doesn’t borrow; it’s born of the mythology of that character, Bruce Wayne, Batman and Gotham. But it feels like a treatment and a version that I hadn’t seen before. Matt Reeves has done an incredible job of keeping it familiar and at the same time unique and new. It’s really exciting to be a part of it.” [via Cinemablend]

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The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is currently set to hit theaters in the United States on October 1, 2021.

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