HBO Max plans a ‘the Batman’ spin-off series about The Penguin

Colin Farrell would once again play the villain he plays in Matt Reeves’ film about the Dark Knight also for this project, which is in its early stages of development on the platform.

HBO Max is developing a serie ‘spin-off’ from The Batman, the film about the Dark Knight directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson which opens in theaters in 2022. This is published by the specialized website Variety according to their sources, which indicate that fiction would already be in its early stages of development and would have El Pingüino at its center. According to the aforementioned publication, the production company would have already tested the person in charge of playing the famous villain in the feature film, Colin Farrell, to star in the series, although at the moment the agreement has not been formalized.

Likewise, the sources it handles Variety They also point out that the project would already have a scriptwriter and that Lauren LeFranc would be in charge of leading the scripts. Screenwriter of Impulse and Chuck Among others, LeFranc also has experience in the world of comics since he was also part of the team behind the cameras of the Marvel series for years Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Being the project in its very first phases of development and official green light by HBO Max, which according to Variety has declined to comment on the information, little more can be advanced on the series of El Pingüino at the plot level, although the medium points out that The idea is to delve into the rise to power of the villain in Gotham’s criminal world. Also, the director of the long-awaited film, Matt Reeves, would executive produce the series with Dylan Clark and Warner Bros. Television.

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The Penguin, also known as Oswald Cobblepot, is one of the most famous characters in the universe surrounding the Dark Knight and one of Gotham’s most famous villains. Colin Farrell plays him in the film starring Robert Pattinson, but he has previously been portrayed by other actors for both the big and small screen such as Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito and Robin Lord Taylor.

Likewise, Farrell has also played notable roles for the small screen, such as the second season of the acclaimed True Detective, although he has mainly developed his interpretive career for the big screen.

If the series about El Pingüino finally comes out, it would be the second television ‘spin off’ of the film, since HBO has already commissioned a series focusing on the Gotham Police Department with Joe Barton as showrunner.

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About The Batman, we know that it will hit theaters in the United States on March 4, 2022. after multiple delays as a result of the pandemic. In Spain, however, there is still no confirmed release date.