The Batman: The Penguin by Colin Farrell is inspired by the Godfather

The famous villain will return alongside the Dark Knight on March 2, 2022.

The batman is becoming more and more precise before its highly anticipated theatrical release on March 2. Its actors give interview after interview in which they explain the construction of their character and their place in the new chapter of the Dark Knight, embodied for the first time by Robert pattinson.

The new Catwoman, aka Zoë Kravitz, had for example told to have studied fights of felines (cats and lions) to build the movement of his character and his defense. At the same time, the director Matt reeves explained that his writing of Bruce Wayne had been influenced by Kurt Cobain, frontman of the group Nirvana. And in the same stamp, The Penguin, camped by Colin Farrell in unrecognizable form, borrowed many of its characteristics from the Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, confides the director to Empire Magazine (via Collider).

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Listing the inspirations that guided him throughout writing, Reeves lists Tony Soprano, Bob Hoskins in Blood on the Thames, passing by the character played by John Cazale in The Godfather : “There’s a bit of the John Cazale of the role of Fredo in The Godfather. He’s a mid-level mobster who has a bit of showmanship, but you can tell he wants more and has been underestimated. He is ready to take action “, explains the director about the legendary villain of the Batman franchise. An idea supported by Farrell, who will lend his features to Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin in March. “He told me about Fredo, because Fredo is crippled by the insignificance he lives in, in a family that is full of very strong, very bright, very capable and very violent men. That is why he commits the act of betrayal that he does, because he’s weak, he’s sort of broken, and he’s in pain.There’s a kind of rift in Oz’s heart, which fuels his desire and ambition for himself. ‘rise in this criminal cabal. Where is that rise going … I would love to be able to explore it in a second movie, if that ever happened. “

To end on a note of humor, Colin Farrell recounts the reaction of Matt Reeves when he saw him after the filming of The North Water, for which he had gained weight: “Matt had seen the character as being classically a bit stout, chubby, whatever the word. I had just finished. The North Water [d’Andrew Haigh], which I had gained weight for, and Matt said, ‘You look great!’ I was like, ‘Well, say goodbye to her, because I’m about to go on the treadmill. I need to get my health back! ‘”

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