The Batman is lining up another spin-off series, this time focusing on villain The Penguin.
While Robert Pattinson’s take on the Caped Crusader is yet to debut on the big screen, HBO Max has been busy expanding the universe, with a series focused on Gotham police already in the works.
According to reports, the streamer is now developing a Penguin show too, with Colin Farrell approached about continuing the role – though no deal is in place as things currently stand.
The series will focus on the baddie – aka Oswald Cobblepot – and his rise through the Gotham City underworld.
The Batman director and producer Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark will executive produce, with Lauren LeFranc (Agents of SHIELD) attached to write.
Last year, it was confirmed that Terence Winter had stepped down as showrunner for the Gotham police spin-off due to creative differences.
Reeves previously explained that the show would focus on an officer who had witnessed how corrupt his city had become.
“As you realise that there’s this myth building in the background, you’re actually in a new place where you’ve never seen these characters before, some of which we’ll touch on that you may have seen from the comics, but others totally new,” he said.
“You can go down an avenue and go into detail that you couldn’t do in the movie and to go into these rich places and meet entirely new characters.”
In other The Batman news, Lex Luthor star Jesse Eisenberg has responded to rumours that his villain could appear in the new movie.
The Batman has a release date of March 4, 2022.
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