Some more concept art for Matt Reeves’ the batter has been revealed, and it looks like a all another look for Colin Farrell’s take on The Penguin was considered at one point…
The art of the Batman is now available, and more concept designs from the massive 224-page hardback companion book have been shared online (via @Bat_Source).
Previous artwork suggested that a more comically accurate take on The Penguin was considered at one point, but these pieces indicate that Matt Reeves and his design department were also thinking about ditching the elaborate prosthetics entirely and just going with… Colin Farrell in a series of loud suits!
This would certainly have been an interesting take on the classic villain, who is usually portrayed as overweight and unappealing (sometimes downright grotesque). This ties into the character’s massive inferiority complex, so we’re not sure a handsome incarnation of Oswald Cobblepot would have worked nearly as well.
what do you think? View the artwork below.
Colin Farrell Penguin concept art. So I guess they didn’t always intend to give him prosthetics.
Art by Adam Brockbank pic.twitter.com/f9IdKf2gXT
— VENGEANCE🦇 (@Bat_Source) Apr 24, 2022
Have you been to see? the batter yet? If so, what did you think? You can see our review here.
Wandering the streets for two years as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), who terrifies the hearts of criminals, has brought Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) – Among the city’s corrupt network of officials and high profile figures, the lone vigilante has established itself as the sole embodiment of vengeance among its fellow citizens.”
When a killer attacks Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the world’s greatest detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters characters such as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot / aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and Edward Nashton / aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence grows closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must reconnect, expose the perpetrator and bring justice for the abuses of power and corruption that have long plagued Gotham City.”
the batter has been rated PG-13 for “strong violence, disturbing content, drug content, abusive language and some suggestive material.”