HBO Max The Penguin the series has officially been recast an important The Batman character. Friday, a report of Variety confirmed This Clancy Brown will appear in the series in the recurring role of Salvatore Maroni. Brown will join a cast that includes colin farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin and Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, as well as Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Deirdre O’Connell. Brown is absolutely no stranger to the DC Universe, voicing Lex Luthor in several DC Animated Universe projects and having voice roles in Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project, Teen Titans, Batman, And young justice. He also played General Wayne Eiling in the first season of The CW’s The flash. He is also known for voicing Mr. Krabs in Sponge Bob SquarePants, and roles in The Shawshank Redemption And Thor: Ragnarok.
Maroni has already been talked about throughout 2022 The Batman, as a drug kingpin tied to the street drug “Drops” spread in Gotham City. His arrest, believed to be the largest drug bust in GCPD history, was part of a larger conspiracy involving Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and corruption in local government. Footage of his arrest briefly appeared on screen during The Batmanbut it was performed by an uncredited extra. Brown will be the last character to play Maroni in live action, following Dennis Paladino in batman foreverEric Roberts in The black Knightand David Zayas in Gotham.
While the plot details surrounding The Penguin are currently in an envelopeit should take place following the events of The Batman.
“We’re thrilled to bring audiences a new take on this iconic DC character they’ve never seen before,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max, said in a statement when the show was announced. “It’s amazing to work with Matt, Dylan and Lauren to continue this story and to see Colin take his already outstanding performance in ‘The Batman’ to the next level.”
“Colin exploded offscreen as Penguin in ‘The Batman’ and having the chance to explore this character’s inner life in depth on HBO Max is an absolute thrill,” The Batman director Matt Reeves echoed. “Dylan and I are thrilled to work with Lauren to continue the story of Oz as it violently seizes power in Gotham.”
“I’ve been a long-time fan of the world of ‘The Batman’ and Matt’s film is such a powerful and bold entry into the canon. I’m thrilled and humbled to continue telling stories in the grimy world of Gotham City – and what better excuse to channel my inner villain than to tell the story of Oswald Cobblepot?I’m thrilled to be working with Colin, Matt, Dylan, 6th & Idaho, Warners and HBO Max as we work to bring this story to the screen,” the showrunner said. Lauren LeFranc.
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