Robert Pattinson's Batman rumored to appear in Penguin spinoff
Robert Pattinson is rumored to be playing Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) in director Matt Reeves' upcoming Penguin TV show for HBO Max.
Robert Pattinson is rumored to be playing Batman in HBO Max's upcoming Penguin TV show. Matt Reeves reboots the Batman series in 2022, with Pattinson playing the latest incarnation of the Dark Knight. While not an origin story, Batman follows Bruce in his second year as a crime fighter. However, Reeves is only just getting his hands on the Batman universe, as he's working on several spinoff projects. One of the offshoots in the works is Penguin, with Colin Farrell reprising his role as Oswald Pebble. The DC TV show will premiere on HBO Max, with Reeves serving as executive producer.
With Penguin's connection to the Batman series, the question of whether the caped crusader will appear has been raised for some time. It now appears that Pattinson may actually appear on the show. On a recent episode of The Hot Mic, Jeff Sneider revealed that he heard Batman would be in The Penguin. At the time of publication of this report, there was no comment from Warner Bros. Television, HBO Max, or anyone involved with the Penguin series for this story. Snyder said:
Word is that Pattinson is going to appear in the Penguin series.
How Batman Could Fit Into The Penguin Show's Story
Because Penguin season 1 will have six episodes, and time will tell if Pattinson is booked for just one or more. So far, few details about Penguin have been revealed, as HBO Max has kept it under wraps. Apart from casting new characters, there are few story details. According to Farrell, this will take place just a week after the events of The Batman.
With this in mind, it's safe to say that both Batman and Penguin are going all out. While Bruce will likely continue to help out in the city, Penguin will show how Oswald continues to live in the criminal world after the Riddler's actions. Depending on the storyline they set up for Oswald, the way Batman could fit in is if they had a common obstacle or villain at some point. It's hard to imagine Oswald and Bruce meeting each other more than once on the show.
While it remains to be seen how the Penguin show will fare, it will still be fascinating to see Reeves flesh out the Batman universe. As DC Studios prepares to launch This other continuity, on the big and small screens, is tapping into some huge potential in the new DC Universe. With so many characters in the Batman canon, there will be plenty of stories to tell in movies and TV shows in the years to come. Hopefully, as time goes on, the possibility of Pattinson's Batman return in Penguin gets resolved sooner rather than later.
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