'The Batman' HBO Series to Feature Collin Farrell's Penguin and 'Killadelphia' Rodney Barnes
DC is going all-in on their new film, The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. The film has been slated for a March 2022 release and we now have reported that a spinoff series is in development featuring Collin Farrell reprising his upcoming role as Oswald Cobblepot. Killadelphia creator Rodney Barnes may be working behind the scenes on the project.
Anticipation for the new film, The Batman, is at an all-time high as the movie has suffered delay after delay due to production issues resulting from the COVID pandemic as well as a bottleneck of releases in theaters.
While these delays have given some fans concern about the fate of the Reeves/Batman franchise, fear not. It was reported this week by Variety that a spinoff show of The Batman is in the works centered around Collin Farrell's Penguin character and his rise to power in Gotham City. Sources say that Farrell is in talks to reprise his upcoming new role as The Penguin, but a deal has not been set. HBO Max has also attached screenwriter Lauren LeFranc to pen the scripts.
In other news, Killadelphia creator, Rodney Barnes (Wu Tang: An American Saga and Marvel’s Runaways), has signed a 2-year deal with HBO and Chuck Load of Comics has heard from its sources that one of his new projects will be part of the new Batman spinoff(s).
We reported earlier that The Batman already has plans for another spinoff series centered around the Gotham Police Department titled Gotham PD. Although little is known about that series, Gotham PD will focus on Jim Gordon and a corrupt officer on the force.
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