Danny DeVito Says His Penguin Is ‘Better’ Than Colin Farrell’s

Colin Farrell as the Penguin in The Batman

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Looks like Matt Reeves the batman (2022) can’t go wrong. Not only was it praised by fans and critics alike, it grossed over $770 million at the worldwide box office, became the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2022, and now has a sequel in the works.

However, with Warner Bros. canceling DC movies like Bat girl (2022), the release of batman 2 (TBA) has been affected. Keep going, though, and there are two live-action TV shows on the way, one of which will focus entirely on Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin.

Robert Pattinson as Batman
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That said, there is an actor who does not agree with the batmanand it is none other than an iconic bat Man movie actor. He may not have played the titular vigilante, but he did play an equally iconic villain in one of the three. bat Man 90’s movies.

Hollywood legend Danny DeVito has revealed who he thinks is the better version of Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin between himself and Colin Farrell, who plays a much stronger version of the character in the batman and will reprise his role in the HBO Max series.

Danny DeVito Penguin Batman Returns
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During a lie detector test-style interview with Vanity Fair, the 77-year-old actor was asked to give his thoughts on Colin Farrell’s portrayal of a character he played 30 years ago in batman returns (1992). DeVito’s response was:

I love Colin [Farrell]. He’s a great guy. My penguin was better.” Then he added, “Was that the truth? It certainly was. In my opinion.”

Colin Farrell as the Penguin in The Batman
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Like DeVito, Farrell underwent extensive prosthetic makeup for his role as Gotham’s mobster, becoming so unrecognizable that he shocked fans when the first trailer for the batman was released, and continued to do so when the film hit theaters.

Danny DeVito played Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin in batman returnsthe sequel to bat Man (1989), alongside Michael Keaton and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Selena Kyle/Catwoman, respectively.

Michael Keaton as Batman
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Both directed by Tim Burton bat Man The films were followed by those of Joel Schumacher. batman forever (1995) and batman and robin (1997). However, Danny DeVito did not end up reprising his role as the iconic villain, as he was killed off at the end of batman returns.

From the original four bat Man movies (there was also the 1966 movie starring Adam West), there have been five theater bat Man-focused exits – Christopher Nolan’s The dark knight trilogy dues, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and the batman.

Christian Bale as Batman
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Michael Keaton was set to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Bat girl, opposite Barbara Gordon/Leslie Grace’s Batgirl. Now we have to wait until The flash (TBA), which is going ahead despite the controversy surrounding Ezra Miller, who plays Barry Allen/The Flash.

DeVito has expressed no interest in reprising his role as The Penguin, though it’s fair to say that with the DC Extended Universe Multiverse soon to open up, anything is possible. While Warner Bros. is canceling projects left and right, we’d still love to see “Batman: No Way Home”!

Ezra Miller as Flash
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And while there are no Penguin-centric movies on the horizon, Joker: Folie a Deux (2024), the sequel to jester (2019), will hit theaters on October 4, 2024. The film will be a musical set in Arkham Asylum, so there’s a good chance we’ll see it. other new version of Penguin, at least.

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
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According to the Warner Bros. website, here is the official synopsis for the batman:

When a killer targets Gotham City’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an underworld investigation, where he meets the likes of 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 drive closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and seek justice for the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued him. to Gotham City.

Robert Pattinson as Batman
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the batman stars Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Zoe Kravitz (Selena Kyle/Catwoman), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), Jeffrey Wright (Jim Gordon), Colin Farrell (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin), and Paul Dano (Edward Nashton). / The riddle).

Joker: Folie a Deux releases on October 4, 2024. batman 2 is currently under development.

Which version of The Penguin do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!

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