Production on The Batman may still be suspended, but that doesn’t mean the actors can’t discuss the film in at least some ways.
Colin Farrell, who is taking on the role of The Penguin in Matt Reeves new film, recently spoke with SFX about the overall tone of the script and what is intriguing to him about the project.
“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,” Farrell said.
“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.”
“Matt Reeves has done an incredible job of keeping it familiar and at the same time unique and new. It’s really exciting to be a part of it.”
And what of Robert Pattinson, the latest actor to take on the mantle of Batman? “He’s a really interesting artist, and that is very much Batman in a way,” Farrell shared.
“We have the illusion of Bruce Wayne, and then we have Batman in the shadows that has a lot more complicated things going on,” the actor added. “So just in that, I think he’s perfect for this role. He can relate in that way, and he looks good in the suit, man.”
Currently, The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 1, 2021. Filming on the film is rumored to resume in Sept.