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We now have a better look at Colin Farrell as Penguin in The Batman. A new behind-the-scenes image has found its way online. From what we can see in this new image, along with the first one that was posted a few weeks ago, Farrell is going to be a much different looking Oswald Cobblepot from what we've seen in the comics, TV shows, and the big screen. The actor is sporting a small mustache with a goatee, along with some silver-looking hair.
The latest behind-the-scenes image from The Batman gives us a closer look at Colin Farrell's take on the Penguin. However, he's not in character, unless the villain is really into double fisting Starbucks coffees. The first image we saw a few weeks ago was taken from afar and found Colin Farrell in an overcoat with the villain's trademark umbrella, which is more in line with what we have seen in the past. It is unknown if Farrell will be bulking up with pillows or pads for a more traditional Penguin look.
Peter Sarsgaard has been cast in The Batman in an unknown role, and he recently teased what Caped Crusader fans are going to be seeing on the big screen when Matt Reeves is finished. 'Matt directing this Batman [is exciting],' Sarsgaard explained. 'The cast is so awesome. It seems different from other Batman movies to me, just with the cast. There's something about it that has an edge, it's young.' The cast is a bit on the younger side, but that was something that was rumored to be happening right from the start when Reeves was initially announced.Peter Sarsgaard than went on the compare The Batman to a rather obscure song by The Pixies, 'I Bleed,' noting that the song isn't written for a young or old audience, it's mainly an agent of chaos. One doesn't normally think of Frank Black's cut and paste wails with Kim Deal's angelic background vocals when talking about the Dark Knight, but Sarsgaard is making an interesting comparison. 'I Bleed' starts as a pretty song and then turns dark and twisted, which could describe a lot of Pixies songs, and may just give us a hint of what The Batman is all about.
We've seen Robert Pattinson on the set of The Batman, but we have yet to see him in the new Dark Knight suit. For a lot of fans, the design of the new suit is going to be very important, as it has in all of the past movies. So far, Tim Burton has led the way for the big screen with most designs paying tribute in some way to his original designs, along with flourishes from different time periods in the comics. We'll have to settle for Penguin making a coffee run for now. You can check out the latest set images below, thanks to Little Ben's Twitter account.
FIRST LOOK at Colin Farrell as THE PENGUIN in #TheBatmanpic.twitter.com/MwQy8ej5mI— little ben @TheDCTVshow January 18, 2020
The nominees for Best Supporting Actor at the 65th Academy Awards were Gene Hackman, Jaye Davidson, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, and David Paymer. Wait. That can't be right. I must have looked at the wrong page, because there's no way the Academy would have left out Danny DeVito for his snarling, disgusting performance in Batman Returns. They did? Ban the Oscars. Heath Ledger was the first actor in a comic book movie to win an Academy Award, but he should have been second, after DeVito.
Now that's commitment. Anyway, DeVito was recently asked for his thoughts on the Penguin returning to the big-screen in Matt Reeves' The Batman, this time played by Colin Farrell. He was unsurprisingly supportive they were in Tim Burton's Dumbo together. “Colin's a great actor. He's a good friend of mine. I've known him for many years and I think he's going to do a great job as the Penguin,” DeVito told ScreenRant while promoting Jumanji: The Next Level. “It's going to be really interesting to see his take on it.” Probably not “penguin funeral march” interesting, though.
The Batman, which also stars Robert Pattinson as Batman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, opens on June 25, 2021.
As production delays continue to affect the movie business, many high profile 2021 titles are likely to have their release dates pushed back. This includes two of next year's most anticipated blockbusters, The Batman and The Matrix 4. There are also plenty of other issues that are cropping up as a result of the production delays brought on by the current situation the world finds itself in. With that, Hollywood will be in problem-solving mode for the foreseeable future.
A new report was recently released that details some of the issues that have resulted from the delays. The Batman, The Matrix 4 and other major blockbusters, such as Netflix's Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson's latest, had to pause filming in the interest of public health. Originally, production was paused for two weeks by Warner Bros., but now it's expected that many of these productions won't see people going back to work until late April or even May. That could make it challenging for these movies to meet their previously scheduled release dates.
The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as our new Caped Crusader, is currently slated to arrive on June 25, 2021. Director Matt Reeves had been shooting for weeks in London already when production first shut down. The Matrix 4, meanwhile, which brings back both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, is set to arrive on May 21, 2021, as it stands. If it gets delayed, that will cancel the Reeves vs Reeves matchup we had going on at the box office next year, as John Wick 4 was also scheduled to come out that same day. Unfortunately, that fascinating showdown seems highly unlikely at this point.
These are just a few examples. Other massive franchise entries such as Jurassic World: Dominion and Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have also had to hit the pause button. Another issue that has come up is scheduling with actors. Other projects that are slated to begin filming later this year also have actors that are committed to some of these delayed projects. Scheduling is going to become a major problem moving forward, once things return to some semblance of normalcy. When that is will depend largely on when local and federal governments deem it safe for people to begin gathering in large groups again.
The silver lining is that studios could easily fill these release dates with other delayed movies. No Time to Die and F9 have already locked in new dates after being pushed back, but A Quiet Place: Part II, Mulan, The New Mutants, Black Widow and Minions 2, amongst others, will be looking for a new date on the calendar. Assuming movies like The Batman and The Matrix 4 do have to move, those dates could prove to fertile ground for one of the other previously delayed movies that were supposed to come out this year. We'll be sure to keep you posted as the situation develops. This news comes to us via Variety.
With so many new comic book movies winning awards and making a killing at the box office, it is difficult to determine which of the current crop will be considered true classics of the genre in time. But for veteran actor Michael Caine, who played Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, that particular series is something truly special, as he explained to The Hindu, starting with his first meeting with Nolan.'He came to the front door of my house in the country with a script. I could see him through the glass but I couldn't recognize him. The moment he introduced himself, I knew exactly who he was because I was a great fan of his three small films.'
Today Christopher Nolan is known as one of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers. But back in 2005, he was seen as more of an indie director, with his most acclaimed work thus far being the low-budget thriller Momento. But despite the lack of big-name projects to his name, Nolan had already begun making a name for himself as a filmmaker to watch out for when Warner Bros. brought him on to reboot the Batman franchise towards a more realistic path. Caine was aware of this when Nolan came to him to be a part of the planned origin movie about the Dark Knight, Batman Begins.'I told him, 'I am too old for Batman. Do you want me to play the butler? What would my dialogues be? Would you like another beverage or more custard?' So, I did the movie and it was one of the greatest things I have done in my life.'
Clearly, Michael Caine has a great deal of respect for the world that Nolan crafted for his version of Batman, and most critics and audiences would agree. The Dark Knight trilogy is widely considered one of the best comic book movies of all time, with the second film in the series, often singled out as the best comic book film ever made, with a once-in-a-generation, Oscar-winning turn by Heath Ledger as the maniacal Joker.
The respect is returned by Nolan, who has put Caine in each of his films ever since the two got together on the sets of Batman Begins. There have even been jokes about Caine having become a necessity for a Nolan film to be successful, so much so that the actor was roped in simply to provide a voice-over for Dunkirk, and received a billing in the credit title for the effort.
Caine is also a part of Nolan's latest film, Tenet, which, in typical Nolan fashion, is shrouded in mystery even after the release of its first trailer online. There are rumors of the movie being a sequel to Inception, and involves some elements of time travel. Apart from Caine, the film stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, who coincidentally is set to take over the mantle of Batman for director Matt Reeves's upcoming feature. This news comes from The Hindu.