Colin Farrell in Talks to Play The Penguin in Robert Pattinson's The Batman

Actor Colin Farrell is close to joining Robert Pattinson in the upcoming Batman movie. Get the details!

By Jess Cohen Nov 05, 2019 10:58 PMTags
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The Batman's star-studded cast continues to grow.

Colin Farrell is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to join the highly-anticipated film, the studio confirms to E! News. If talks pan out, Farrell will take on the role of The Penguin in the upcoming movie, which will be directed by Matt Reeves. The cast of The Batman already includes Robert Pattinson, who is set to play Bruce Wayne/the Caped Crusader in the film.

"It's kind of insane," Pattinson told Esquire U.K. about landing the coveted role. "I was so far away from ever thinking it was a realistic prospect. I literally do not understand how I've got it, at all."

In mid-October, E! News learned that Big Little Lies actress Zoë Kravitz had been cast in The Batman, landing the iconic role of Selina Kyle—aka Catwoman. Around that same time, Warner Bros. announced that actor Paul Dano will play the role of the villain known as The Riddler.

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Additionally, multiple outlets have now reported that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in the buzzed-about movie.

As more information emerges about The Batman, let's take a look at everything we know so far! Check out the movie scoop below!

Robert Pattinson

At the end of May 2019, news broke that the Twilight alum had landed the special gig of playing Bruce Wayne / the Caped Crusader in The Batman. Nicholas HoultArmie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were also rumored contenders for the role. But alas, it's R-Patts who is wearing the Batsuit.

He and the rest of the cast are filming the Matt Reeves project following delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Colin Farrell

Speculation about Colin's potential role as The Penguin began swirling in November 2019. Two months later, the film's director also confirmed the news with a gif of Farrell, "Wait—is that you, #Oz?" he tweeted, referring to the villain's real name Oswald.

Now that filming is well underway, fans have seen the actor's impressive transformation into the villain. In fact, his makeover was so good, fans almost didn't recognize him.

Zoe Kravitz

In the middle of October, E! News confirmed the High Fidelity actress was stepping into the iconic shoes of Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) for The Batman film. Zoe seemingly commented on the news after Jason Momoa shared the announcement on Instagram. "I'm so proud of u zozo bear. On and off screen OHANA. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is CAT WOMAN," he wrote. "Unbelievable so freaking stoked. Your going to have so much fun Aloha P bear."

She responded, "LOVE YOU PAPABEAR! love that aquaman and catwomen spend the holidays together from now on."

As per usual, the actress brings style and flair to the character, as seen in the above photo.

The Batmobile

The Twilight star is hard at work on the set of the 2022 picture, but he had to take a break when a stuntman took the wheel of Batman's motorbike. 

Jonah Hill

Variety had big news to drop in September 2019 when they reported that Jonah was in talks to join The Batman. At the time, sources told the outlet that Jonah was being eyed for a villain role. However, in October it was revealed that Jonah had passed on the role after being offered a part in the film.

Matt Reeves

The writer, director and producer will lead the way when it comes to The Batman remake. While no official production start date has been set, insiders tell multiple outlets that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.

Jeffrey Wright

Back in September 2019, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the Westworld star is in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon, the classic ally to the Dark Knight.

Paul Dano

Warner Bros. announced on October 17 that the former Little Miss Sunshine star had joined the film as the classic villain known as The Riddler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul's version of the character will be named Edward Nashton, the man who in the comics later goes by the name Edward Nygma and adopts the villainous persona.

Andy Serkis

Around the same time as Colin, reports also emerged claiming that Andy was in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman. These talks are yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros.

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