The Batman’s HBO Max universe grows. Colin Farrell’s crime lord Oswald Cobblepot/ Penguin, who shall be first seen within the Robert Pattinson-led The Batman film subsequent 12 months, is reportedly set to get his personal prequel spin-off collection on HBO Max. Farrell is in talks to reprise his position. Lauren LeFranc (Agents of SHIELD) is ready as head author and showrunner. The Batman director Matt Reeves is among the many govt producers. The Penguin HBO Max collection is being in contrast to the Al Pacino-led Scarface film, and can depict the rise of Cobblepot (although I suppose they may skip on the character’s fall, not like Scarface).
Deadline and Variety introduced phrase of HBO Max creating a second The Batman The prequel spin-off collection, this one centered on Batman’s villain Penguin, noting that it is “very early” in growth. HBO Max declined to remark. In The Batman film which is ready within the second 12 months of Bruce Wayne’s (Pattinson) crime combating years, Cobblepot shouldn’t be but on the top of his energy, so the Penguin HBO Max collection will naturally see him in a fair earlier section of life.
Behind the scenes, The Batman producer Dylan Clark will be a part of Reeves as govt producer. The Penguin HBO Max collection shall be produced by Reeves’ sixth & Idaho banner, Dylan Clark Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television. For HBO Max, it joins the opposite The Batman prequel spin-off collection — from Joe Barton (Giri/Haji) as showrunner — that shall be set contained in the Gotham City Police Department and observe a crooked cop a 12 months prior to the movie’s occasions.
Like with Marvel Studios and Disney+ for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros. and HBO Max have been working to broaden the DC multiverse throughout movie and TV. The Suicide Squad writer-director James Gunn will give us the John Cena-led peacemaker in January 2022. Arrowverse architect Greg Berlanti is creating a Green Lantern collection. Michael B. Jordan is creating a Val-Zod Black Superman miniseries. And JJ Abrams, as a part of his mega WarnerMedia deal, is engaged on Justice League Dark, Constantine, and Madame X.
Beyond that, HBO Max additionally has plenty of DC movies in growth. That consists of Batgirl with In the Heights star Leslie Gracehandjob Blue Beetle with Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña, and Birds of Prey spin-off Black Canary with Jurnee Smollett reprising her position. This is as well as to DC motion pictures coming to theaters, together with Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam in July 2022, The Flash film with Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton in November 2022, Jason Momoa-led Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in December 2022, and the sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods in June 2023.
The Batman releases March 4, 2022 in cinemas worldwide. No phrase on a launch window for the Penguin HBO Max collection.