Earlier this month, word broke out that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Colin Farrell had been cast as the Penguin in Matt Reeve's highly anticipated DC movie, The Batman. Farrell had been one of the most recent additions to the film's cast, and the In Bruges and The Lobster star will be joining other stars like Zoe Kravitz who's set to play Catwoman and Paul Dano who's set to play the Riddler.
While Farrell's fans are excited to see the actor take on the Penguin role in The Batman, the actors children don't seem to be as excited to see their father on the big screen as a villain again. Farrell just recently joined Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show to talk about his new role in the upcoming DC movie, and during the interview, the actor revealed how his kids didn't really want him to take on the Penguin role because they've had enough seeing their father playing villains on the big screen.
"Your kids must be happy that you're in Batman," DeGeneres told the actor.
"No, they're sick of me being a bad guy," Farrell said, groaning. "Which, apparently, reading between the lines, leads me to believe that they think I'm okay."
While the children don't really have that much of a say in the actor's role, we do understand their sentiment. A child would much rather see their parents as heroes on the big screen than seeing them play villains time and time again.
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The Batman is set to premiere on June 25, 2021.
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