The Batman Actor Reveals He's Only in the Film for 'Five or Six' Scenes

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Aside from Robert Pattinson's first outing as the Dark Knight, DC fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Matt Reeves' standalone The Batman project to see its trio of villains — Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. Judging by the official trailer that first dropped last year, the film has reimagined both Oswald Cobblepot and Edward Nygma and it'll be interesting to see how they differ from previous film iterations of the villains.



However, one of the film's supposed main baddies apparently won't have that much of an impact on the project as previously speculated. According to Colin Farrell who plays Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, his involvement in the film is actually little to none. Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor revealed that he is only in the film for at least six scenes which sounds quite absurd when you think about it.

He claims: "I'm only in it for five or six scenes, so I can't wait to see the film because it won't be ruined by my presence. Really, it's a freebie to me. I'll get a little bit uncomfortable for the f-ing nine minutes I have, and then the rest of it, I cannot wait to see how he [Reeves] brought this world to life."

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Personally, I think Reeves made the right call of not putting too much focus on The Penguin because Riddler who's obviously the main baddie couldn't afford to be overshadowed in the film. It's safe to assume that the film sets up Cobblepot as the eventual villain for the sequel and I can't wait to see what Colin brings to the table. Obviously, he's not gonna pull a Danny DeVito but I'm positive that his version of the character will blow us all away.

The Batman hits cinemas in 2022.