Production is underway on The Batman, with leaked set photos offering the first look at Colin Farrell as Penguin.
Although it doesn’t hit theaters until late June 2021, filming on The Batman has already gotten underway, as Jeffery Wright (who’s taking over from Justice League‘s J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon in the DCEU) confirmed via social media over the weekend. As a result, photos from the movie’s set have already begun to make their way online – including, some of Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot aka. Penguin, one of several Batman baddies confirmed for the film.
The photos, posted on Twitter by Wade Gravett, were taken from a distance and most of them feature the film crew or Gotham City vehicles and police, but at least two of them contain a figure that resembles Colin Farrell in a black coat, with an umbrella in hand and blonde hair, possibly giving us Farrell in costume as Oswald Cobblepot.
— Wade Gravett (@WadeGrav) January 6, 2020
As exciting as it would be to see what a young, blonde version of Penguin might look like in Reeves’ film, it should be noted that even the photographer himself isn’t entirely sure if the figure in the photo is, in fact, Farrell. His stylish attire does resemble some of the staple features of the classic Batman villain, but it’s not exactly solid proof; it’s not like umbrellas are solely used by Batman’s longtime enemy, after all.
Directed and co-written by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard. The film arrives June 25, 2021.