Matt Reeves confirms that The Penguin series will tie into The Batman sequel

Colin Farrell stole the show Batman with his all-too-brief appearance as The Penguin, but the actor is set to bring back the old Oswald Cobblepot for the spinoff TV series on HBO Max. It has been confirmed that The Penguin series will take place after the events of Batmanbut director Matt Reeves confirmed it Collider that it will actually also be connected in the upcoming sequel.

There’s actually a whole little structure of things we’d like to do,Matt Reeves said,the way we do it [the] Penguin and how it comes back to how it will lead to the sequel and what that sequel will be.” Reeves added that they will start shooting The penguin with Colin Farrell”very very soon“which is”super exciting.” Given the ongoing restructuring of the DC Universe now that James Gunn and Peter Safran are in charge, it’s good to know that at least some of the projects we were excited about before the regime change are still moving forward.

HBO Max’s Sarah Aubrey has previously said that the events of the series will pick up immediately after the conclusion of Batman as shown by Cobblepot’s. “The goal of this is to show what Oz’s life is like and it’s a lot on the streets of Gotham trying to rise above as only the Penguin can,Aubrey said. “As a hustler and a strategist with his own ambitions. It’s a great example of having time over eight episodes to tell a longer-arc character story with a lot of delicious twists and new characters. It’s going to be very much about Gotham on the street level because he’s not flying around like Batman does. We all embrace it as a very specific experience for the audience.” In addition to Colin Farrell, The penguin will also star Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, daughter of Carmine Falcone, the crime boss played by John Turturro in the film. The series will find Sofia fighting with Oswald for control of the city.

What do you hope to see in The penguin series and how you hope it will set the scene for Batman successor?

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