The much-awaited superhero film "The Batman" is now getting an all-new spinoff show. The spinoff series is being developed by HBO Max and is in the early development stage. The show will heavily focus on the comic book character Penguin. The story will revolve around the notorious supervillain Penguin's rise to power in the city of Gotham. There is not much information available about the cast and crew of the show but based on various sources, Colin Farrell will feature in the role of Penguin with "The Batman" director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark being the executive producer for the series.
The recently announced Penguin show would be the second spinoff series from “The Batman” under development at HBO Max. Earlier, the streamer has already announced a drama based around the Gotham Police Department. The upcoming show will play a significant role in Warner Media’s undertaking to launch an all-new interconnected Batman universe across all of its platforms. There are multiple other superhero shows in the works at HBO Max, which includes a spin-off of Suicide Squad, a “Green Lantern” show from director Greg Berlanti, and a “Justice League Dark” series among others.
One of the most popular supervillains Penguin, also known as Oswald Cobblepot, is also among the most famous members of the Batman Rogues Gallery. The famous supervillain in the movies has been played by superstars such as Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and Robin Lord Taylor.
The Batman after continuous delays due to Coronavirus, will be released on 4th March 2022. The film is directed by Matt Reeves and was originally intended to be developed as a solo film for actor Ben Affleck but later, the plan had to be dropped with Robert Pattinson replacing him as the young superhero. The movie is set during the dark knight's second year of crimefighting, with his ally James Gordon played by Jeffrey Wright with both of them tackling heavy corruption while pursuing the dangerous serial killer The Riddler played by Paul Dano. The Dark Knight will also face multiple supervillains along the journey, revealing new superheroes like Catwoman, played by Zoë Kravitz, and Carmine Falcone, played by John Turturro. Additionally, fans will be able to see one of their most favorite supervillains, Penguin played Colin Farrell.