Colin Farrell, the Irish actor, once again plays Oswald Cobblepot in the film “The Penguin,” the spin-off series of The Batman. However, if you learned that it was Farrell playing the part, you probably wouldn’t recognize him.
The actor undergoes a total transformation to play the part, and he will soon appear in his spinoff series on HBO Max. In recent set images, Farrell is filming a scene outside New York City, sporting dramatic, identity-obscuring hair and makeup.
Colin Farrell wearing a new outfit as Oz Cobblepot on the set of ‘The Penguin.’ pic.twitter.com/7VXZdmc54b— The Art of The Batman (@thebatfilm) March 9, 2023
In the film, Colin Farrell wears a wig with fuller sides and a balding top to conceal his hair.
In addition, the actor’s face appears entirely different thanks to the addition of a more prominent chin, rough skin covered in wrinkles, and extensive scarring over his forehead by the hair, makeup, and prosthetics teams.
Of course, the Penguin’s distinctively pointed nose also contributes to the change.
In the 2016 fantasy movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Farrell portrayed Percival Graves, and in the superhero movie 2022’s The Batman, he played the iconic villain, Penguin.
His performances in After Yang, the science fiction drama, Thirteen Lives, the survival movie, and McDonagh’s drama The Banshees of Inisherin earned him praise in 2022.
He received the Best Actor nomination for the Academy Award and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his portrayal of a gullible Irishman in the most recent.
In the shot scene, Farrell enters a building as his character and exits to his Maserati, painted in his signature shades of purple and gold. Actor Rhenzy Feliz joins the action; his character has yet to get revealed.
In the 2022 film The Batman, which starred Robert Pattinson as the title character, Farrell debuted as the Penguin. He was a tremendous hit with viewers, which prompted the studio to approve a spinoff TV series at HBO Max.
The project is eagerly awaited, albeit because The Penguin has just recently begun filming, it will probably take some time before it debuts on the streaming service.
Clancy Brown has been cast in HBO Max’s ‘THE PENGUIN’ series. pic.twitter.com/QdpA80cD7c— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 3, 2023
Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham mob boss Carmine Falcone, is played by Cristin Milioti in the cast along with Farrell and Feliz. John Turturro portrayed Falcone in The Batman, but he tragically perished in the movie, leaving Gotham’s criminal underworld embroiled in a power war.
Clancy Brown will play Salvatore Maroni, a different crime boss, and the IMDb profile for the project also lists Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Deirdre O’Connell as cast members.