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The Penguin HBO MAX

  • 13-04-2023 6:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 17,849 ✭✭✭✭

    This looks top tier, and Colin Farrell is great here, will be out next year.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,277 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Bit of a weird choice to include a clip with a big boom mic and camera crew in it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,939 ✭✭✭trashcan

    Colin Farrell is literally unrecognisable there. Probably more so than any actor I can think of in a role.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,928 ✭✭✭0ph0rce0

    Now in production.

    Literally the first line you see on screen.

    Think about it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,277 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    I know that....but it still takes you out of the trailer or "featurette" imo.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    My big question will be how far into the batman world this might dip; cos you'd have to imagine certain characters are gonna get ring-fenced for potential movies, so won't/can't be touched. And if the show sticks with this more brooding realistic angle, we may forget characters like Killer Croc or Clayface appearing.

    Same with the Bat in the Room, and incidents that might cause a viewer to reasonably wonder where batman was when this happened.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭eggy81

    Any chance it would have a similar range of characters as Gotham. Even first few seasons of Gotham where the focus was on the mafia families would make a decent show.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85,578 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Cristin Milioti is Sofia Falcone

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    I believe this is another victim of the strike, with production closed down.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    First trailer popped up for this; honestly you tell me this is set in the Batman universe, I'd not believe it bar knowing this was 'aul Oswald.

  • Registered Users Posts: 60,425 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Clancy Brown is always worth watching.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 85,578 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    I'm getting Tony Soprano vibes, wouldn't recognise Colin

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    Said it already but dead curious how this will thread the bat needle; might just decide to be a mob show set in the batman world and that's it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,740 ✭✭✭✭_Kaiser_

    Unlike some of the other more recent spin-offs from the Batman universe, this once actually looks interesting. I'm not really into most of the superhero stuff generally but this is one I might watch.

    I was never a fan of the Tim Burton/DeVito take on the Penguin myself. This looks far better (admittedly solely based on the above teaser) if they keep that same realistic/gritty tone.