Danny DeVito reveals what he thinks of Colin Farrell's Penguin 5 months ago

Danny DeVito reveals what he thinks of Colin Farrell's Penguin

The Irish actor has got a good review from the OG Penguin.

Colin Farrell, who will reprise his role as the Penguin in the upcoming HBO Max (now just called Max) series, has been given a glowing review by ex-Penguin Danny DeVito.


DeVito played the hook-nosed villain in the 1992 film Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton. A disfigured and over-the-top version of the villain, DeVito's Penguin is a far shout from the gangster version in the latest flick.

Even with co-star Michael Keaton making a return to his role as the caped crusader, the 78-year-old said he wouldn't be going back to the character anytime soon.

“Colin Farrell is the Penguin now,” DeVito told Variety. “He’s a brilliant actor. I love him. He’s a good friend. He’s a good man.

“I loved seeing him as the Penguin. I thought he was great,” DeVito added before joking, “He reminds me of a couple of my relatives back in Jersey.”


Danny DeVito as the Penguin in Batman Returns (Photo via Getty)

Colin Farrell will star in the upcoming Penguin series

Farrell will reprise his role from The Batman in the upcoming series, which centres on the immediate aftermath of the movie. With Gotham flooded, Oswald Cobblepot will attempt to climb to the top of the criminal underworld in the wake of Carmine Falcone's death.


A production teaser dropped last week, which gave some insight into what the series will focus on. In the trailer, we see Farrell's character meet with Carmine's daughter, Sofia Falcone (Cristin Milloti - Black Mirror, Palm Springs), who is looking to take over her father's position.

We also get glimpses at yet-to-be-named characters played by Michael Kelly (House Of Cards) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (X-Men: The Last Stand). Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), though not in the trailer, will also make an appearance as Salvatore Maroni, the arch-rival of the Falcone family.

The Penguin is set for a 2024 release on Max, and will likely debut on Sky Atlantic and NOW Entertainment in Ireland and the UK.


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