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Colin Farrell Excited For The Batman, Says He Has Some ‘Tasty’ Scenes

May 19, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Colin Farrell is looking forward to playing Penguin in The Batman and says he has some scenes in the film that he can dig into. Farrell spoke with GMA for a new interview and during it was asked about how it felt getting into his costume as Penguin for the Matt Reeves-directed film.

“It’s all exciting,” Farrell said. “To be a part of that universe and just there are certain words that are part of my internal lexicon: Gotham City, Penguin, Joker, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent, all these things. Tim Burton’s Batman was kind of my, no, I watched the Adam West TV show growing up actually as well. So Batman as a kid, yes very much, not in comic book form but the TV show I watched ardently when I was a child. And then in my teens I saw Burton’s version and loved it. And then obviously I was a huge fan of what Chris Nolan did with that world and how he brought it back to life and gave it an immediacy and a contemporary significance. So just to be part of, again that folklore, that mythology, is again really cool.”

He added, “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.”

The film stars Robert Pattinson as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Farrell as Penguin, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film is set to open on October 1st, 2021.