Colin Farrell in talks to play the Penguin in The Batman

Brenda Watkins
November 6, 2019

Think again! On the heels of a report that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Batman's loyal butler Alfred comes a story stating Colin Farrell is in talks to play The Penguin.

They would join Robert Pattinson as Batman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Paul Dano as The Riddler Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. No official start date has been set, although sources tell Variety that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020. Serkis and Reeves have a strong relationship, going back to their days on "Planet of the Apes", which Reeves directed while Serkis played the key character of Caesar. Serkis has recently stepped out of the world of mo-cap from which he became a household name and starred in roles where we could actually see his face - most notably his turn as the villainous Ulysses Klaue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It would also not represent Serkis' first foray into the superhero genre: in addition to appearing in last year's Black Panther, Serkis is already signed on to direct next year's Venom 2. Serkis is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment.

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Deadline first reported Farrell's casting; The Wrap reported Serkis. Keep up with us here on CinemaBlend as more developments emerge ahead of its release on June 25, 2021.

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