Colin Farrell's Transformation In The Batman Trailer Is Nothing Short Of Unbelievable

The Irish actor will play The Penguin opposite Robert Pattinson's new version of the Dark Knight.

The newly-released trailer for the upcoming film The Batman has sparked a lot of conversation online, not least because of Colin Farrell’s unbelievable transformation in it.

Over the weekend, the first footage from the upcoming superhero film made its debut, offering fans a first glimpse at Robert Pattinson in character as a rather emo-looking Bruce Wayne.

What a lot of viewers missed on their first time watching though, was the fact that it also showed the new-look Oswald Cobblepot – better known as Batman villain The Penguin – played by a completely unrecognisable Colin Farrell.

Colin Farrell as seen in the new teaser for The Batman
Colin Farrell as seen in the new teaser for The Batman
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The Irish actor was seen only a couple of times during the two-minute clip, but as the penny dropped and more people realised that it was him underneath all those prosthetics and makeup, fans could not believe the transformation he’d undergone for the role…

However, some also pointed out that the transformed Colin Farrell did look a little familiar...

Colin recently told SFX of the film: “I have been watching the Batman films with my kids, but this script is something that feels incredibly original. It leans into it but it doesn’t borrow; it’s born of the mythology of that character, Bruce Wayne, Batman and Gotham. But it feels like a treatment and a version that I hadn’t seen.”

The Batman will also see Zoe Kravitz taking on the role of Catwoman, while Paul Dano will be playing the film’s main villain, Edward Nashton aka The Riddler.

Production on the film is expected to resume in September, after the crew were forced to take six months off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Batman is currently scheduled for release in October 2021.


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