While fans were getting excited over our first look at Robert Pattinson as the new Dark Knight in last weekend’s DC FanDome teaser trailer for The Batman, many failed to realise upon first watch that we also got a glimpse of Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin.
If you missed old Oswald, it’s totally understandable given that actor Colin Farrell was almost completely hidden beneath make-up and prosthetics – so much so that his co-star Jeffrey Wright (Jim Gordon) apparently didn’t even recognise him on set!
“Talk about artists, man,” said Wright during an interview on The Jess Cagle Show (via The Playlist) “I’ve worked with that makeup artist before and it’s just incredible. Colin walked onto set one day, and I walked right past him [laughs]. I was like, ‘Okay, hey dude, what’s happening, where’s Colin are we going to shoot?’ It was, it’s pretty remarkable.”
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The Batman sees Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) donning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Carmine Falcone, Alex Ferns (Chernobyl) as Commissioner Pete Savage, Con O’Neill (Ordinary Lies) as Chief Mackenzie Bock, Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as Officer Stanley Merkel and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real.