Colin Farrell would love to star in ‘The Batman’ sequel.
The 46-year-old actor portrays mobster Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot aka The Penguin as the Caped Crusader opposite Robert Pattinson and is set to begin work on a standalone HBO Max series about his character when he next year. He would love to come back too. On the big screen in the main saga because they had such a great time filming the first movie.
Asked if he’d be interested in a sequel with Robert and director Matt Reeves, he told Entertainment Tonight: “Oh my god, are you kidding me?! It’s so funny, are you? joking [with] Me? I’ve been around the block man. That was an easy game, I mean… it was a pleasure.
“Matt is up to his b*******, you know, hovering over the keyboard and planning the story because he’s so meticulous.
“He’s very passionate about what he does, but he’s all over it” [HBO Max’s] the Penguin [series] Too. I mean, he is not going to direct it, but he is on the whole structure of the script and who is going to direct them. And so, it’s exciting.”
Colin insists that he couldn’t have created Penguin without the incredible work of makeup artist and prosthetics designer Michael Marino.
He said: “I hid beneath Mike Marino’s work. Such a talent of Mike Marino – what he did, what he created. I’ve never owned less than the role I played. [Oz], I really can’t. It’s 50-50, maybe 49-51 in his favor.”
Matt teased in April that he was working on a follow-up to the DC blockbuster.
He added: “Thank you all for your tremendous support for ‘The Batman’. We could not have been here without the trust and enthusiasm of all your teams around the world.
“I’m excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.”