Matt Reeves ‘The Batman’ is yet to hit cinemas but one of its stars, Colin Farrell, who will be playing The Penguin will be reprising the role for the HBO spin-off series.

Lauren LeFranc is attached to write the script for the series. Farrell will also serve as an executive producer alongside Matt Reeves and the film’s producer Dylan Clark. The series will reportedly delve into The Penguin’s rise to power in the Gotham criminal underworld.

Farrell will first be seen taking on the villain in Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ when hits cinemas in March 2022. Robert Pattinson takes on the role of our Dark Knight. The plot details for the movie were released recently and read;

Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City.

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With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano).

As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Barry Keoghan as Officer Stanley Merkel; Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál.

The film will be released nationwide on 4th March 2022.