Meanwhile, Andy Serkis is in talks to portray Alfred.
Major Batman reboot news as the upcoming Warner Bros. film closes in on casting two actors for major roles.
Second, Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) is in late-stage talks to play Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in the film.
If Farrell’s deal closes it will mean The Lobster actor will tackle a key villain role along with Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) as the Riddler and Zoe Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) as Catwoman.
The Penguin was previously played by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s 1992 film Batman Returns and by Robin Lord Taylor in Fox’s Gotham series.
The Batman will begin shooting in January in the U.K. and is expected to arrive in theaters June 25, 2021.