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Colin Farrell Comments On New Film 'The Batman': It's "Really Dark, Beautiful, Moving"

Colin Farrell Comments On New Film 'The Batman': It's "Really Dark, Beautiful, Moving"
January 23, 2020 - 18:41 / Lucas Anderson

Colin Farrell is currently making the rounds on the late night talk show circuit for his new film, The Gentlemen. In a recent interview, the Irish actor was also asked about his role as "The Penguin" in the upcoming film, The Batman. Find out what he had to say!

On a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel asked Farrell about The Batman. The film is still in the early stages of production, and it is not due out until 2021. But Farrell was able to offer a few thoughts on what he's seen from the film so far. It's "a really beautiful, dark, moving script," Farrell said. His shooting for the film will begin in a few weeks, he also explained. Hear his full comments below!

Watch Farrell discuss The Batman and "The Penguin"

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Expect to see The Batman in 2021

The Batman will star Robert Pattinson as "Batman," Paul Dano as "The Riddler," Zoë Kravitz as "Catwoman" and Farrell as "The Penguin." It will be directed by Matt Reeves, who is known for his work on Cloverfield and several of the recent Planet of the Apes films. In his Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, Farrell noted that he will be putting on a few pounds to portray the famously portly "The Penguin" character.

As of now, it is believed that this entry in the "Batman" universe will proceed separately from the recent hit film, Joker, and Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker."

Colin Farrell speaks during the 4th Annual City Summit and Gala in 2019.

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While you're waiting for The Batman

The Batman is still a ways away from hitting screens in 2021. But with an impressive cast and promising creative team behind the film, this is a film to keep on your radar. Until then, you can see Colin Farrell in The Gentlemen from director Guy Ritchie. The Gentlemen makes its North American debut this weekend.