Colin Farrell is the latest celebrity in talks to star in The Batman Movie.
The Lobster and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros to play The Penguin in The Batman Movie, which will be directed by Matt Reeves.
Reeves told Hollywood Reporter, “What’s exciting about Batman is how it relates to now and also how personal it can be. It’s very much a point-of-view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional.”
If Farrell commits to the film he will join Rob Pattinson’s Caped Crusader, Paul Dano’s The Riddler, and Zoe Kravit’s Catwoman. Farrell has played a superhero villain before in 2003’s Daredevil which also starred Ben Affleck.
The Penguin was previously played by Danny Devito in Batman Returns, which came out in 1992.
The Batman is set to be released on June 25, 2021.