here’s what the Penguin can’t do because of Warner

Among the great protagonists of The Batman, film directed by Matt Reeves arriving in theaters on March 3, there is undoubtedly Colin Farrell’s Penguin. The actor had to undergo an epochal metamorphosis to step into the shoes of Oswald Cobblepot’s alter ego, but there will be one thing in particular that he cannot do due to a ban imposed by Warner.


What the Penguin can’t do in The Batman

Interviewed along with the rest of the cast on the YouTube channel Jake’s TakesColin Farrell revealed that Penguin he will not have the iconic cigar seen in the comics and consequently will not be able to smoke. These are his statements:

“I have to say I struggled to get a cigar. At one point I asked if I could have one turned off, but I was denied. The Oswald Cobblepot that fans will see in the film has not yet fully embodied the essence of the comic book Penguin. At present he is only a henchman of Falcone, but there are great ambitions in him to dominate Gotham. I would like to explore this side of him in the future ”.

We already know that in The Batman the Penguin will have a limited screen time, but the character is expected to return in a spin-off of his own made exclusively for HBO Max. Director Matt Reeves also said he was thrilled to be able to explore his Bat-Verse with new projects.

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In the past Colin Farrell had also revealed how his Penguin was inspired by Fredo Corlone of the saga The Godfather: two characters who are insecure and with a position of subjection towards the world around them.

Penguin is inspired by The Godfather
Penguin is inspired by The Godfather

In addition to Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin, the cast also includes Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Paul Dano as the Riddler .

The Batman will be disconnected from the current continuity of the cinematic DC universe and will tell the story of a novice Dark Knight, being in his second year of activity. The film will also skip Bruce Wayne’s now seen and revised origin story.