The Batman: Colin Farrell & Andy Serkis In Talks To Play Penguin & Alfred
The roles in question are the villain The Penguin and Batman’s trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth, with Farrell in negotiation for the former. If the Irish-born actor does accept the role, this will make him the third villain appearing in the movie alongside, Paul Dano as the Riddler and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman.
The role will also mark the actor’s return to comic book film, with his last venture being the villain Bullseye in Marvel 2003’s “Daredevil”. Unfortunately, the film was heavily slammed by fans and critics alike for it’s cringe dialogues and questionable casting. Hopefully, this new role might redeem the “In Bruges” star among comic books readers – if he accepts.
Despite being one of Batman’s oldest villains, the Penguin has not appeared much in the big screen. The most notable of his portrayal was in 1992 Tim Burton’s “Batman Return”, where he was played by Danny DeVito.
On the other hand, Serkis, who is negotiating for the role of Alfred Pennyworth, also has experience in the genre, with the English actor previously played Klaw in Marvel’s “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”. This also presents an opportunity for the “Lord Of The Ring” actor to reunite with director Reeves, who he worked together in the “Planet Of The Apes” films.
If the deal pulls through, this would allow the “Star Wars” star to follow along the footsteps of Michael Gough, Michael Caine and Jeremy Irons, who all played the character in other DC comic films.
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