In case you were wondering, yes… the screenshot above from the first trailer of The Batman features Collin Farrell as The Penguin. It’s crazy, I know. The actor is completely unrecognizable!
When I watched the trailer for the first time I thought that had to be Penguin, but it looked nothing like Farrell! I took the theory to my friends, they said that there was no way it was Ferrell. I saw a bunch of people debating over it online, and then there was this tweet that was posted confirming that it was him. Incredible!
— DCU Direct (@DCU_Direct) August 23, 2020
Farrell previously shared a bit of info regarding his role in the movie and while he might not have a big role, he will have some “tasty scenes.”
“It’s all exciting. To be a part of that universe and just there are certain words that are part of my internal lexicon: Gotham City, Penguin, Joker, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Harvey Dent, all these things.
“Tim Burton’s Batman was kind of my, no, I watched the Adam West TV show growing up actually as well. So Batman as a kid, yes very much, not in comic book form but the TV show I watched ardently when I was a child. And then in my teens I saw Burton’s version and loved it.
“And then obviously I was a huge fan of what Chris Nolan did with that world and how he brought it back to life and gave it an immediacy and a contemporary significance. So just to be part of, again that folklore, that mythology, is again really cool.
“I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back. The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it. And I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back. Yeah, I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it.”
While The Penguin may not be “all over” the movie, we know that this first film is just the first in a possible trilogy that Reeves has teased in the past. So, this film could be setting up his character for a much bigger story in one of the future sequels.