Fans of the Caped Crusader have been on cloud nine after Warner Bros dropped the trailer for Matt Reeve’s movie, The Batman.
The clip stole the show during DC’s virtual FanDome event, giving fans a taste of everything. We got to see Gotham in all its grungy glory, along with the Batsuit, Catwoman, and the Caped Crusader declaring that he is “the vengeance”.
While the footage established the Riddler as one of the main villains of the movie, Oswald Cobblepot also made an appearance.
Colin Farrell’s The Penguin appeared in three blink-and-you-miss-it shots.
- In the first shot, he’s standing in the rain and looks pretty mad about something.
- He’s a little more difficult to spot in the second shot. But you can see him and his henchmen in the brief shootout scene.
- The third shot features Penguin speeding down a highway. After a quick glance into his rearview mirror, he says, “This guy’s crazy!”
Farrell’s complete physical transformation is incredible, so you’d be forgiven for not recognizing him immediately. But after hearing the character’s voice in that last shot, it’s definitely him.
In July, Colin Farrell shared his excitement about taking on the role of The Penguin, saying it’s unlike any previous version of the character.
“The whole prospect is really exciting. I’m ecstatic to be part of that universe. There are certain words that are part of my internal lexicon and those words are Gotham City, Penguin, Joker, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent… all of those things.”
“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.”