Colin Farrell Spent Four Hours In The Make-Up Chair To Become The Penguin In The New Batman

MOVIE NEWS – It wasn’t easy for Colin Farrell to play Oswald Cobblepot, as it took the make-up team four hours to transform the talented actor.



We have to admit: veteran actor Colin Farrell is nothing like the traditional portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot in the DC comics. However, he will play the infamous villain in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film Batman. What surprised many people in the sneak peek photos is that Farrell is utterly unrecognisable in Penguin make-up, so much so that most people probably wouldn’t even know it’s him.

According to Variety, the actor recently recalled what it was like to dress up as Batman and claims it wasn’t an exceptionally delightful experience. He lamented that it initially took the make-up team “four hours” to transform him physically, but the good news is that the group eventually “cut it down to two”. In any case, it was all worth it for Farrell, who was simply thrilled to be part of the project.

“Matt Reeves is a wonderful filmmaker, so I was just grateful to be allowed anywhere near it,” Farrell said.

“Hopefully people are entertained by it and moved by it. It’s a very unique take on a story that’s often been told.”

Farrell is right that Batman’s story has been told repeatedly in many mediums, but Reeves and Robert Pattinson bring something new to The Dark Knight with The Batman. It’s not quite an origin story, as we quickly get past the Waynes’ deaths and the process of becoming Batman, but the film still takes place early enough, at the beginning of the Dark Knight’s career. It seems that this Batman is more of a tortured soul than other portrayals of Bruce Wayne, and the film feels so dark that many fans were genuinely surprised that it didn’t get an R rating.

It was revealed in December: Colin Farrell has officially signed on to play Oswald Cobblepot in HBO Max’s own spinoff series. While he doesn’t have much screen time in Batman, it seems that the film will help prepare the character for a more prominent presence in the DC universe with his own series.

No official title or set release date for Colin Farrell’s Penguin spinoff is known at this time. In the meantime, fans will have to settle for what they see from Farrell in Batman – the film will hit theatres on March 4, 2022.

Source: Variety

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